Update::: I changed the name of my post, it was more fitting LOL!!! Also just made Mama Peas cauliflower cheese soup. It's delish, I'm so glad she shared it with us ☺
We had a great Christmas this year, we were supposed to get snow Christmas day, Ha! not even a flake but it was cold!!! My mom suprised me with an apron with recipes transfered onto the fabric. Some of the recipes are in my grandads writing, he's been gone for sixteen years but I feel him with me quite a bit, especially now that I am doing the things he loved to do. So that present was very special ♥ At my grandma's we always do a "white elephant" "dirty santa" whatever you want to call it game. It's pretty fun! This year after all was said and done my cousins wife was wanting our OU hooded bath towel, so my husband started trading with her. So we ended up with this....
and a Si from Duck Dynasty shirt! I love, it!!!! Redneckanize!!!! I also received a package in the mail from a fellow blogger ☺ I was like a little kid opening it up! I got wild grape jelly, it's good. You don't realize how much sugary corn crap is in store bought jelly until you have homemade grape jelly. Thank you CR it is awesome!!!!
That night I went to bed with a sore throat and woke up Christmas eve sick! My oldest had a stomach bug that same day but we carried on. We had one more party with the hubs family. I made it through and passed out on the couch until 5am when I had to get up and finish wrapping presents and making magic happen. Luckily my little one was really tired and didn't wake up until after nine, so I got a little more sleep! I made ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, candied yams, deviled eggs, and rolls that day. It took forever with my cold! I ate, and slept the rest of the day! My middle girl woke us up at 2 am with the stomach bug her sister had, let me just say I'm glad my nose was clogged!!!! She didn't make it to the toilet in time uuuggghhh gross!!!
The tree is down as of yesterday. Our weather has been absolutely cold! I keep covering my garden HA! We'll see how long this goes on or if they survive! You never know, this is Oklahoma and it could warm up! My little chickens have been free ranging since my last post, I was going to wait but they rushed the door and came out. They put themselves up every night now, I'm soo proud. I ♥♥♥ having ten little furry footed fluffy butts in my yard! One of the little roos is a keeper! He is mean and nosy but his personalitly is just like his mamas was so his name is Lil' Squirt! I lost one chicken last Thursday, I don't know if predators like that day but it's not a good day on my farm. I'm thinking hawk. I saw a huge one feasting on something in my neighbors yard, it might have been my little chicken :( Miss Lolly hasn't had babies yet. I'm still hopeful but if she doesn't this time we are going to rethink keeping rabbits.
As for my pay it forward homemade gifts, well I didn't get them done by Christmas so you guys are just going to get a gift on a random day probally in the year 2013!!!!!!! Have a great weekend y'all!!!