Christmas Eve is finally here......one of my favorite days of the year. And it looks like it will be a white Christmas outside -- we've had snow most of December and are supposed to get several more inches tonight.
Inside, it's a green Christmas. Yup, we're on day 12 of the stomach flu and still going strong! The only option is to laugh and know that in years to come our memories will still bring us laughter!
Not only that, but my husband is giving me the silent treatment this week. Poor guy, he doesn't mean too, really. It's just that he lost his voice Sunday night while away and hasn't been able to speak since. One would think it would be a wife's dream -- a loving, caring husband just to listen and not solve problems. In reality, it's just a little boring. :)
We did make some gingerbread houses just as the flu started. Christmas baking has been a completely different story than normal this year. It's the first year in my married life I haven't made cut out sugar cookies and taken them to our neighbors. While I marvel at that in my head, I'm okay with it, knowing that lots of things are different because of Laura's condition.
Wednesday we started baking and made candy cane cookies and thumbprints, along with a few gluten-free options.
Oh, and look who showed up this week on the kitchen floor?! At the end of September, a caterpillar escaped from a jar in the kitchen and never appeared. After a few weeks, I gave up hope. Imagine my surprise at walking in the kitchen and seeing this butterfly!
We're trying to add to the Christmas spirit by dressing Laura in her santa outfit. She's our real "Santa Baby".
Laura's first Christmas cookie baking:
With all that is going on in our lives, I have been thinking about what really matters right now: loving God and loving those around me. Everything flows out of that.