Saturday, December 25, 2010


This Christmas will always be memorable, for many reasons. It's the very first Christmas that we spent as a family in our new home. Words can't express how happy I felt when my mother arrived today. She's 89 and very frail, and there have been a few times within this past year, where she took a turn for the worse, and we feared we might not have her with us this Christmas.

It was a wonderful Christmas day, and we were even graced with a beautiful sunset! I however missed experiencing it with everyone, since I was driving back to the farm to get the carving board I'd forgotten.

It's been a little like camping here at Hillwood, and not everything was perfect, or even went smoothly. A few vegetables were a little on the burned side, and my gravy boiled over; because I answered the phone and forgot about the fact I was in the midst of cooking. In spite of all the things that went wrong, it turned out all right! Both Bob, and Sam said this is the best Christmas in years.
I couldn't agree more. Well, maybe I could, if my husband hadn't refused to even taste one of the gifts I put in his Christmas stocking. It was a small packet of Kopi Luwak coffee, and I thought he'd get a kick out of it. He didn't. My brother and I did though, thoroughly enjoyed it, and crossed it off our 'bucket list.'

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!



LPC said...

Merry Christmas. I am glad everything turned out well:).

theduchessofH said...

Thanks, LPC, it was hectic; but a happy hectic. I didn't have to do a thing today other than relax. Pure bliss.

Happy Boxing Day!

Michael Tonello said...

You are such a baller!

Michael Tonello said...

oh, i should have clarified....I know how much that coffee costs!

theduchessofH said...

LOL, Michael, you're only saying it because you know it's true!
Shame you don't drink coffee; because I'm bringing it to Florida.

Will you make an exception, or be as chicken as Bob?

So high fashionista said...

merry christmas and happy new year to you too duchess

thanks for the comment and dropping by in my blog

really love and admire your cutlery!

theduchessofH said...

Happy New Year SHF, I love your style!

Thanks for stopping by.


Hill House Ramblings said...

I'm so happy you had such a fabulous Christmas in your new home Donna! Don't worry about those cooking mishaps. When all is said and done no one remembers those things...just that it was a wonderful day.:)

A joyous and healthy 2011 to you and your family!