2 Turtle Doves
or in other words
The old and new testaments
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 🙂
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.
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.
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.
Today is Boxing Day
In England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and some other countries. 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. The servants were permitted the day after Christmas off, for their own celebrations. 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.