Jenz thoughts and feelings

December 26, 2006

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me . . .

2 Turtle Doves

or in other words

The old and new testaments

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On Christmas Eve at 4pm we went to church to the children’s Christmas Eve service. It was short and good. Afterwards much to the boys delight and Muzz’s horror (they ate them in his car) they had cupcakes.

Yesterday morning (Christmas Day) I was the 1st one awake Billy came for a hug after a while. Hes got so tall. I told him so and that one day he would look down on me and he said “Yep, and then Ill be able to call you a shrimp!” LOL

As we had to go out later in the morning I woke Daniel. He wasnt grumpy or crying but he wasnt exactly impressed but as long as he had his bottle he was ok. He hasnt got the fact that one can rip into open ones presents so he observed really but he was happy as long as he had his bottle πŸ™‚

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After we had opened the presents we went to Muzz’s sister’s house for bbq breakie this is beginning to become a tradition. Most of the family were there. We went last year when Daniel was just a month and a half old. Its amazing the difference in him when reflecting upon last year and this from a wee defenceless babe to a active wee boy.

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After breakie we went to Muzz’s parents for a while. Then we came home and spent a quiet family day at home. I needed that. Its been a rough year and I wanted a quiet, family Christmas.

This year for the 1st time I cooked Christmas dinner. We had roast chicken, apple sauce, baby potatoes, coleslaw, 2 types of cheese, lettuce, Chippies, lollies with a gluten free (Muzz is celiac) Christmas cake (I put some candles in to remember the real reason for the season), meringues and raspberries with ice-cream for pudding.

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When I was decorating the table Billy came along and said to me “Hey!” Jingle Bells do you need any here” he keeps us laughing. I for one need that after the year we have had. He also told us how grateful he is for everything we do this Christmas. Muzz bless him said it was one of the best Christmas dinners hes had in a while.

maids.jpgToday is Boxing DayΒ oliver-twist-0540.jpg

In England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and some other countries.Β  The origins of this day are unknown, but it is believed that Christmas gift boxes were given to servants on this day whom had to work on Christmas Day.Β  The servants were permitted the day after Christmas off, for their own celebrations.Β  Boxing day gift giving was later extended to include tradespeople and people who provided services during the year.

Another theroy is that the boxes were placed in Churches so parishioners could deposit coins in them for the poor, they were opened on this day and given to them.

Boxing Day began in the Middle Ages in England.

 

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8 Comments »

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. And like you said about Daniel, I was reflecting the same way with Logan. He was almost 5 months old last Christmas – we had him baptized on Christmas Eve so this is a very special time of year for our family.

    Our friends will be arriving in a little while, we’re having soup and lots of snack food. Perfect comfort food for a chilly day πŸ™‚

    Comment by Tanya — December 26, 2006 @ 12:06 pm | Reply

  2. oh I’m so glad someone else apart from me has a tall son lol my oldest is nearly 12 and he towers above me πŸ™‚

    Comment by Amy — December 26, 2006 @ 5:39 pm | Reply

  3. Interesting. We also celebrate Boxing Day but have never given presents to our sevants on that day. Not that our housekeeper works on Christmas day though. That would be just too cruel!!!! We give them gifts for Christmas anyway

    Comment by supermom — December 26, 2006 @ 10:08 pm | Reply

  4. Merry Christmas, dear Jen! Hope you’re spending great holidays!

    Comment by Greenmonster — December 27, 2006 @ 12:09 am | Reply

  5. Looks like you had a very wonderful Christmas! That’s interesting about the boxing day beginnings. I always just assumed that that was the day you took things back to the store in the boxes to exchange when they didn’t fit etc. :v) Who knew!

    Comment by Susanne — December 27, 2006 @ 5:56 am | Reply

  6. You learn something new everyday Suzanne πŸ™‚
    sounds lovely Tanya
    thanks everyone for visiting me πŸ™‚

    Comment by jenz — December 27, 2006 @ 8:28 am | Reply

  7. What a wonderful Christmas day! Except the heat part! I just can’t imagine Christmas w/o snow! But we didn’t have any, so don’t exactly know what I meant by that comment! Ha. But it’s s’posed to be COLD ya know! ;o)

    So glad you had such a lovely day, Jen!

    Comment by Mary — December 27, 2006 @ 10:13 am | Reply

  8. Thanks Mary
    we dont get any snow here in the Bay
    would be real different for me to actually experience a Christmas in the snow

    Comment by jen — December 27, 2006 @ 1:35 pm | Reply


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