Hey y’all… I feel like I should blow some dust off this poor place.
This past Saturday, I had big holiday baking plans after teaching a few friends how to make my double dark chocolate dipped candy cane cookies to take to their Christmas parties, but that evening I got positively put down.
The flu came and handed me a great big slap in the face.
I was in bed until Christmas Eve and still trying to recover my strength and energy. I haven’t been that sick in years, but God showed me blessings in my time of need. My wonderful children and husband stepped up to take care of me and help around the house, neighbors stepped forward to keep the kids, take them to lunch, and include them in the cookie decorating party even though they didn’t have any cookies or decorations to contribute, another neighbor blessed me with homemade potato soup, and yet more texted well wishes, prayers, and offers of help.
My cup overfloweth.
We had our first Christmas in our own home, we’ve always traveled, but this year it was our house bursting with family, gifts, love, laughter, and my dad’s amazing Beaten biscuits and Country Ham.
I hope each of y’all’s holiday was blessed and filled with laughter, love, family, friends, joy, and happiness.
I would love to hear your favorite memories from this holiday season, your wishes for 2014, or just any good news and happiness you have to share.
If you have suggestions or questions or things you’d like to see recipe-wise, or story-wise on A Southern Fairytale in 2014 – please share them in the comments!
Blessings and Love, y’all!
Rachel and Family