Merry Christmas from South Alabama

No white Christmas for us, sadly.

Christmas Eve at Dad’s place.

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Look what Santa brought!

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They had our Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast.

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Sounded like a fabulous morning with Dad. They got all SORTS of things they were so excited to share them all with me when I saw them. I picked them up about 2 and we headed back to the Green House for gifts. I wasn’t able to give them much this year at all. But I scrimped and saved and carefully chose each gift. They really seemed to enjoy it all. I’m so happy! I loved my gifts from them. They just make me smile. They are my true gift.

TJ very excited to start learning how to ride his Ripstick.

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The patient — getting better! Still fever free. I was a tad worried Friday as his O2 sats were down further than I expected. (92-93% as per Tommy’s Dad and his portable pulse ox he borrowed.) But the numbers were up to 97% and higher that evening and on. So feeling much better. He’s just going to have to take it easy for a while!!

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Pretty young lady.

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I spent most of the day cooking, cooking and cooking.

Margie, e and Jimmy joined us for a Christmas Day Supper.

Menu and Recipes:

Yeast Rolls (they rose by the fireplace… mmmmmm house smelled GOOD!)

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Oyster Dressing

Green Bean Casserole ( a must as per Tori)

Green Salad (thanks Margie!)

Sweet Potato Casserole

Mashed Potatoes (a must as per TJ)

Turkey (that needed some help from e getting our temp right… thanks!)

Turkey Brine (for the prep the day before — figured I’d include it here)

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Bread Pudding (I made some big changes by accident but it was still super yummy)

 

I cut back on the menu a little bit. Realized I was trying to stay busy a bit TOO hard. đŸ˜‰ Everything turned out really good. I was pleased and exhausted by the end of the night.

 

e and Tori playing ‘Just Dance’ that night.

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I just watched. Too tired to do anything else.

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

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