Tuesday, December 26, 2006
The mass was beautiful, I always get a tear in my eye while singing the carols at the beginning, seeing the manger scene near the altar with the baby Jesus, and then looking up to the top of the altar at the grown man dying on the cross.
My mother was up at 6am cooking and my daughter was up at 6.30am opening presents, I could hear paper being torn, while I was in bed. Then more paper being torn by my cousin who was sleeping on the couch (my 2 cousins were locked out of their home accidentally so they slept over). My sister came over wanting to open her gifts from her boyfriend, she was diving into them, she is really loud too. So up I got by 7.15am.
The food!! There was so much food!! Everyone ate! Then some fell asleep, woke up and it was time to eat again.
It was not a hot Christmas this year, yay!! It was a windy and cool one so maybe I'll be better prepared for my next Christmas in Ohio.
It was a fantastic day, I loved every moment of it, even if some of the family fell asleep after lunch.
I definitely missed Jonathan more than ever, but we'll be together in a couple of months and can prepare for Easter. I have to be in ohio by at "least" the end of february 07, so it's all coming up so very soon, after a long wait of course.
I've posted a picture of the left over cookies for all my readers, take one! But don't take the one with the fly sitting on it, unless you have a pet frog. I didn't know there was a fly there til after I took the photo, maybe it was wanting some Christmas festive food too.
Below is a photo of the manger scene that my parish had, it is bigger than it looks.