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Friday, December 26, 2008

Random Photos And Happenings At Christmas 2008..









First , my son that was in the accident is fine! Went back to K.C. next day, and spent Christmas with his girlfriends' family. Missed him, but we'll try to organize a trip out there in the spring..
The first photo was taken on the 23rd- ever see a bacon cheeseburger on a hoagie bun? You have now!
Christmas Eve was hectic- our driveway was blocked with snow, wife's car got stuck(about had a heart attack trying to get it out!) I got a hold of a plow service that actually would come out before we had to leave that night! That was our present to ourselves this year... a plow service! I cooked all day, and my son had the day off so he grocery shopped for me!
Christmas Eve was at my sister-in-laws... I forgot to take pictures of the BB-Q ribs(they were killer!) but did manage a photo of a piece of Key lime cheese cake with raspberry-Chambord drizzle...
Phone call comes in at the party- my brother-in-laws niece was in a car accident... in the hospital, but the really bad news was that her step daughter in the car with her was dead. Two of the group headed for the hospital, called and warned everybody the roads had glare ice on them.. Coming home that night, the roads really had iced over.. more fun..
Christmas Day was open presents, then a big meal. We had Herbed loin of pork, steamed broccoli, roast red skin potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, gravy, and a sourdough bread... No one wanted dessert! Sorry, not one photo of the meal- I was busy! I did take pictures of my presents, and a few shots of our oddly decorated Christmas tree..It has all red lights, old hand made ornaments(I made that elf in 3rd grade!)and the "angel on the top we named "The Devils' Mistress"! We didn't intend the tree to look so Satanic- really!
Today is the 26th, and we don't have a darn thing to do, except recover...

24 comments:

doggybloggy said...

sorry about the niece in law and the little girl, that is tragic and so very sad....

that sure is a tree from the dark side, or the red side, or something...

nice fryer and phone....and cheescake and...and.....and...

Akelamalu said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the niece-in-law's step daughter Buff, so sad. :(

On a happier note I'm pleased to read your son is OK.

We have done nothing today apart from catch up on the washing and chill - not chill literally because we have the heating on!

Dr Zibbs said...

You got a fryer? Nice!

buffalodick said...

DogB- To have my son walk away from one, and the next day someone we've known for years ends up in hospital, with a dead step daughter... Makes you wonder...
Wanted a deep fryer since I've seen your deep fried food!
Ake- We've had worse winters, but usually not this early!
Doc- Got some wings crying to be sacrificed...

Dana said...

Wow ... I'm not sure what to say. What a joyous and sorrowful holiday ...

Jeanne said...

Okay, I miss your food photos. I think I'm living (and eating) vicariously through your blog!

Jen said...

For some reason car accidents have been happening a lot these days. I hope they are doing ok, that must be very hard to deal.

You guys were all about food, yummy!!!
Happy Holidays and enjoy your rest.

Raisin Girl said...

I'm so sorry about your NIL's step-daughter. How terrible. I can't even imagine the heart-ache!
I'm glad your son is ok...that's about enough to give any parent a heart attack.

Food sounds good, as always!

buffalodick said...

Dana- It's one we won't forget, that's for sure...
Jeanne- Cooked more than ever, but just kept forgetting to take pictures!
Jen- My son already is asking "What's for New Year's Eve?"

Jeff B said...

I see what you mean about our Christmas's being ones we'll remember for years.

buffalodick said...

Jeff- Time will change our vision, but it will always be your story- stick to it! Glad your loved ones did what they did! They are still alive to be your loved ones... God is good.

Beth said...

recovery....sounds like a plan.

Chef E said...

Buff- Sorry to hear the bad news...I managed to stay away from blogging for quite a few days, and love the new fryer...cannot wait to see what you cook in it...I have a new joke or two for you!

Just telling it like it is said...

Just a quick one I will be back...I hope your son is okay.
and I posted sometime new! Happy New year!!

Just telling it like it is said...

Back My goodness made me kiss my son whislt he was sleeping and made me sad...death is so permant.
I hope you all are safe while driving in that snow.
On a lighter now I am happy that you had somewhat of a good Christmas and your son is okay!
Take care the nurse in me will never die sorry

buffalodick said...

Beth- We are eating very little, after the two straight days of feasts!
Chef- I could use some new jokes!
Darngirl- Thanks for your thoughtsand concerns! Quite a Christmas!

Mona said...

Gosh! so many accidents around Christmas time!

I love that tree! :) & That Elf!

buffalodick said...

Mona- It was pretty grim at moments, but we still got in some fun! We have ornaments far older, from my parent's ornaments- cheap then, but priceless to our family now...

Anndi said...

I wish everyone could have walked away safe from those accidents.

Many hugs to you and prayers sent...

Joy and sorrow, just as life is.

buffalodick said...

anndi- I added up all the people I know who have been involved, or victims of road accidents.. the total was sobering. I'm a great driver, but am convinced that I am a pretty darn lucky driver, too...

snowelf said...

I think you guys need a Christmas do-over...(except for the food, obviously ;) )

But goodness...what an emotional holiday you've had. I'm so sorry to hear about the accident...I don't even know what to say. I hope everyone is doing as well as they can considering.

The roads were so bad here on Christmas as well. I was really nervous, but made it home in one piece. Luckily the chilis were spending the night with my parents since I had to work the next day.

I have to add I love your elf ornament :)

--snow

HAR said...

What is about the holidays? It seems that there are so many accidents.

So sad to hear about the NIL's little girl. Glad that your son and Niece are okay. Hoping that your niece has a good support system to help her through this.

Your tree scared me... a little :)

buffalodick said...

Snow- It was one for the books...
Har- She is part of a pretty big family....

pinknest said...

Glad that your son is okay. Look at all that snow! That snow should be made out of key lime cheesecake.