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Monday, December 28, 2009

The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

On the Tuesday before Christmas the stomach flu gave to me...one puking/pooping teenager.

On the Wednesday before Christmas the stomach flu gave to me...one puking/pooping Cutie Patootie...and a nauseated teenager.

On Christmas Eve the stomach flu gave to me...one puking/pooping ME!...one puking/poopimg Wild Child...one puny Cutie...and a teenager afraid Christmas is ruined! Oh yeah...and a party that went on in my home despite the fact that I had to run and puke after exerting myself (I opened my present).

I hope we didn't make Santa sick! And I am here to say that I could not have made it without my MIL...she helped with Wild Child til 2AM and I was knocked out by phenergan.

On Christmas Day the stomach flu gave to me...a completely puny FAMILY! We opened presents at our home and then went for "dinner" (none of us could eat much) at FIL/MIL's home. Then I miraculously summoned the energy and motivation to pack all our clothes and the presents for my family and drive 4 hours to my parents' home!
Lil Sis and BIL were there! My parents liked the Wii we got them...I hope Mom can get Dad to play!

My "furniece," Morgan the Jack Russell Terrier, loved helping my Papa open his presents. She opened her pile too. When a dog gets a pile of presents it is definitely time for the couple to start working on children...lol!hinthint

We visited BFF Ruth and her sister, Marilyn. Oh yeah...the stomach flu hit my MIL and she was puking/pooping!

On Saturday we had dinner at my parents' home and then we got all dressed up...

to attend my grandparents' 70th anniversary reception. They loved all the attention and getting to see what is left of their siblings.
I loved the old photos...my dad is the boy at the top of the photo!

Our family...it should be illegal for Lil Sis to wear heels...she makes us all look like midgets.
On Sunday we all tearfully parted and went in our different directions.

On the way home we visited Dr. hubby's papa and then dropped Manga Dork off to spend 3 days with her cousins.
We came home exhausted, but full of love for our family. We feel blessed to have gotten the opportunity to visit and enjoy the holiday with some very special people. The holidays are a reminder of those we have lost and the ache we feel when we remember the good times only makes us hold on tighter to those who are still with us.
Now who wants to come over and clean up this mess?


Jingle said...

It sounds like it turned out to be a wonderful holiday! Oh...and dogs should ALWAYS get Christmas presents! Ours have their own stockings!

Kristina P. said...

Ugg, who wants to be sick during the holidays?!?! I'm glad it all turned out OK!

tammy said...

Looks like the perfect Christmas! Minus the puking/pooping part.

Debbie said...

I am so sorry you all were sick! And completely in awe of you driving four hours like that.

M-Cat said...

I am exhausted and nauseated just thinking of your Christmas week! : )

Glad that it all ended well, and full of love.

Together We Save said...

Sick at the holidays... that would be the worst!!

OceanDreams said...

I am sorry that you got sick, hopefully you are feeling better now! Glad it went well regardless, rest up and feel better!

Chrispea said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Sorry you guys didn't feel well.

kado! said...

oh how...fun except the flu!

My husband woke up with the 24hour stomach flu on Christmas morning! I felt so bad for him...sick all Christmas day!!! Poor guy!

Da Bergs said...

70 years to be married, that is awesome!!! I am sorry you were sick!!!

DesertHen said...

So sorry to hear everyone was sick...not fun at all! Sounds like you made the best of it though and had a wonderful Christmas. I think it's so great that you have your parents a Wii! I want a Wii.....

Congrats to your Grandparents on celebrating 70 years together! That is Wonderful!!!! My parents will celebrate 60 years in February.