Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas on the Farm

Emily and I got up at 5:30am on Christmas morning to start preparing our food for the day.  We were both excited to bless our boys...and ourselves :) with yummy food as we celebrated the birth of our Savior.
Our first course was homemade doughnuts and coffee.  Yummy!  It is time consuming to make doughnuts, but boy are they good! :)

Ben enjoying his coffee and doughnuts.

Once they were finished, they all headed outside to do chores.  Then I got our breakfast going.  When they got in, we opened our gifts.  By the time we were done with that, breakfast was ready. 

Breakfast consisted of Quiche Lorraine, lamb sausage, fruit salad, and sparkling orange juice.  While we ate, and throughout the rest of the day, we listened to Handel's "Messiah".  It is an incredible oratorio about our Lord.  The rest of the afternoon was filled with a nap, a vigorous game of hockey, dinner, and a Christmas movie.


Dinner - Leg of lamb, cheesy potatoes, and salad.  While we ate, Mike read the Christmas story from the Bible and other passages.
For dessert, we had homemade ice cream, strawberry sauce, and a gingerbread cookie.  Thanks, Joe, for the ice cream!  What a great Christmas gift that was!  And it was the BEST ice cream!! :)

Princess in her whelping box.

All day long, we watched Princess on our surveillance camera.  She was due that day.  We could see that she was working on delivering puppies, but it is a long process.  As we watched the clock, we hoped that she would have them on Christmas day, but at midnight, we had to give up that hope.  But the next day... :)


Theresa said...

Your day sounds lovely, Mindy. Care to share the Quiche recips?

Don't leave us hanging... how is Princess? :o)

Mindy said...

Yes, I will post the recipe for the Quiche.