Hi everyone! I apologize for falling off the map. It’s been pretty uneventful in our household though we did just celebrate an awesome Christmas. There is always something so great and special about spending time with people you love and celebrating the true reason for the season of Christmas. (We even bought a Happy Birthday, Jesus cake).
Christmas is an a great time for our family. This year was the first one where we were able to celebrate with our Honeybee as a legal (official) member of the family. No worries about pictures that my mother couldn’t take because of confidentiality agreements. No plans for social worker visits. No. This time we just enjoyed spending time with each other.
We started with Christmas Eve. Every year FatherWinter’s family has their annual Christmas Eve fellowship. There’s tons of food, gift exchanges, and fun memories. This year, because NanaWinter is ill, we decided to host the event at our home. Enter 24 people, massive amounts of food, special memories for NanaWinter, and a great time that didn’t end until 3AM Christmas morning!
FatherWinter and I still had gifts to wrap, so we were up for another two hours wrapping and placing gifts. It was a great time, but meant we were exhausted. No one moved until 10AM Christmas morning.
I like to do Christmas brunch. So I made our Baked French Toast Casserole, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, and Cinnamon Rolls. A really great meal but I felt a little twinge in my stomach that was a foreboding of things to come.
Fast forward to 3PM and we still hadn’t opened gifts. To his credit, Superbug was very patient. He knew there had to be a good reason. He was right. A bit later Superbug’s birth father, FatherPharoah came to visit. For the record, I love his visits. They are a testament that blended families do work.
FatherPharoah came and he and FatherWinter embraced. We all chit chatted, caught up on life, and then began opening gifts so that FatherPharoah could be present for all the gift unwrapping. I think that’s an important time and Superbug was so pleased to have him there. Then Superbug gave FatherPharoah a gift he’d purchased for him (thinking he would mail it to him). As always, his timing was perfect FatherPharoah loved the gift Superbug gave him.
After gifts were opened, we invited FatherPharaoh to go downstairs and have a yummy meal from the feast leftovers. The fellas then played a few games and then it was time for FatherPharaoh to visit other family members.