Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008






So This Christmas we spent in New Jersey. My parents live in Atlanta and most Christmases we spend there but this year I decided to host Christmas. We spend every Thanksgiving at the farm in Kentucky and to help cut costs we had it here. I was sooo excited to have my parents and brother here. Unfortunately the day they were to arrive, I woke up with the stomach virus Nico had had two days before. I proceeded to have a very intimate relationship with the toilet bowl. Luckily for me, my parents were super delayed getting here and by the time they had arrived around 5:30, I was over the horrific part and was just weak from dehydration and fever. The next day proved MUCH better and I was able to eat and go to church and a Christmas Eve party. I was left with a bad head cold but THAT didn't stop Christmas! Christmas day I made Osso Buco and Butternut Squash Risotto for my family and my neighbors, Lesley and Ken and their two boys. It was YUMMY. I cooked all day but it was worth it. My mom made cornish game hens with her home made stuffing for my brother who won't eat anything. It was a great Christmas and we had a fabulous time. We even got to take a trip into the city to see the tree. I sincerely hope that all my friends and family had a blessed Christmas and that 2009 is healthy and happy for everyone.

Enjoy the pictures

1 comment:

Pat said...

I'm so glad the osso buco and risotto came out well and that you got over the stomach virus in time to have a good Christmas with your family, Jessica!
We spent Christmas away from home for the very first time meeting our first grandchild in Denver, CO. The baby is only two weeks old so our son and daughter-in-law were pretty busy taking care of him, so they appreciated our help with the holiday.

I hope you all have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hugs, Pat