Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas

Just want to write a quick note to say Merry Christmas to our few readers. We had a wonderful day. Um Tulip's side of the family arrived last Sunday and we are having a great time together. Their luggage even arrived on Tuesday, so we were able to open gifts (rather, the grandchildren opened theirs) on Christmas morning. My brother-in-law was the head chef for Christmas dinner, which was roasted lamb, potatoes, veggies, and a dessert of lemon meringue pie (my favorite). We picked out the lamb at the grocery and just asked the man for lamb spices and it turned out succulent! We also enjoyed the movie 'White Christmas' together. It has been 18 months since we last saw my side of the family and we are feeling so blessed to have them here for the holidays.

Tonight Abu Tulip heads down with my siblings and bro-in-law to Petra, while I spend some time with the kids and their grandparents. Finishing off the Buckeyes (chocolate peanut butter balls, a Christmas must for Ohio natives) is on the to-do list for today.

Well, I'll write more later but it's time to pick up some hummus and get back to the family!

Um Tulip


Sharon M said...

Toss some of those Buckeyes my way if you get the chance! ;) Glad to hear y'all had a Merry Christmas; enjoy the rest of your time with your family!

abu 'n um tulip said...

We're heading down to the dead sea so I may try throwing a few. Sounds like y'all could use something good on the other side of the river. Merry Christmas to you, too!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! A little late!

Cool that you can be with extended family.

The O's

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, if I knew you had Buckeyes, I would have VISITED!!! Aren't I bad? I need to make a pan of them, after the kids go back to school ;).

SO glad you had family visit!!! What a gift, a treasure from the Almighty.

a.k.a. Mr. Jeff said...

I'm surprised there were any Buckeyes left, as many as we ate. Glad everyone liked the meal, hope that wasn't what made dad sick.

abu 'n um tulip said...

Jen 0: cute pics on your blog!

Mr. Jeff: I'm sure it was not the lamb that made him sick. Street food - maybe...but ashkurallah (thanks be to God) that the rest of you stayed healthy!

Kinzi: I still have about 20 left in my freezer.....okay, maybe 19