Merry Christmas Eve

The traditional Johnson family picnic … with me sitting away from everyone else this year …

Since my surgery was delayed I debated whether to go ahead with our Christmas Eve picnic as planned … after all the delays, I just don’t want to risk a further delay assuming I get cleared after the tests that were done this week. I decided that since we’re 3 weeks out from the tentatively re-scheduled surgery date that if everyone was well, I’d wear a mask and we’d go ahead and host Chris and his family like we do each year on Christmas Eve.

There were some gifts too … including hats!

And this gift was a perfect one for me since Hot Cocoa on the porch is a big deal at Gram and Pop’s house. ( The photo of the kids was obviously taken when it was warmer out there!)

Keith and I will celebrate Christmas Day quietly at home. I hope your holiday is wonderful too!


  1. Love your Christmas Eve Picnic!! Many blessings to you and your whole family. Praying your surgery takes place soon and that it’s successful!

  2. Your Christmas picnic sounds like fun. I sure hope all your precautions make it possible for you to have your surgery next month. Merry Christmas to you and Keith.

  3. Merry Christmas! Do glad you were able to celebrate a little with family. Even from a distance I’m sure it was wonderful to be together!

  4. Lovely photos of you and Keith and all the family. I’m glad you were able to go ahead with your picnic 🙂
    My daughter was in hospital Thursday & Friday and so happy she was well enough to come back home yesterday. – happy to have her home and also not have to be on my own worrying. Hopefully your surgery is still on track for 3 weeks time. Happy Christmas to you both 🙂

  5. I love your “picnic” quilt and glad you were able to stay with family Christmas tradition. I pray you stay healthy and your surgery is on schedule. Your postings and sharing of your family is a present to all of us. I never miss reading every posting. Thanks.

  6. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I am just catching up on reading blogs and I’m sorry to read that you are having surgery soon. I hope it goes well and you recuperate quickly.

  7. What a wonderful Christmas Scene. Hope you did not get tired out. All he best for your surgery. May all go well and perfect. Stay well, relax, deep breaths, move those toes and ankles. All the best from one retired RN to another. Take care. CP

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