Believe me, this family has not forgotten the meaning of Christmas. Still, yesterday was important for another reason. December 23 is always the day that Bill and I spend with Court and his family. I make a big dinner, and we open gifts. For the past five years or so, I have prepared racks of lamb for this meal; however, this year we enjoyed a prime rib…..
…..thus, kicking off what we refer to in our family as our Season of Beef. From here until January 2, our family enjoys a variety of versions of some kind of beef, from beef tenderloin to prime rib. It’s What’s for Dinner.
This evening we will spend with some more of our family, that time being kicked off by a Christmas Eve service in which our little Maggie Faith will be singing with the children’s choir.
Between now and after Christmas, my blogging is likely to be hit-or-miss, mostly miss. We leave for AZ on Thursday, December 27, and so perhaps the next time you hear from Nana will be on December 28, or maybe even December 29.
I will leave you with my two personal favorite Christmas pictures: The first is a photo of Kaiya (who was about 4 at the time) and Mylee (who was about 2), who had just been caught opening up their presents early one morning while their parents were still sleeping a few days before Christmas…..
My second favorite photo is of Jen’s grandson Austin, who had just been forced to put on the Christmas jammies she had gotten him. The resemblance to Ralphie in A Christmas Story never fails to make me laugh……
Merry Christmas to all of my friends and family who support me by reading my blog. I appreciate you all so much.