A Very Merry Christmas

I have such good news!

And I’m not even going to save the best for last.

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We are going home for Christmas!

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Now don’t get me wrong, we love New Hampshire.

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But home for me is where my mom and Brandon are.

(Not there of course, that is our shed.)

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So, we are packing up the dogs and driving 2,701 wintry miles home for Christmas.

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Spending time with my mom and our son, hugging him repeatedly and just being together…sounds like just about the perfect Christmas to me!

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This is our 11 ft Charlie Brown tree.

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Merry Christmas!

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21 Comments on “A Very Merry Christmas

  1. So happy for you…home for Christmas and a possible solution for your health problems. I’m praying that you have safe travels and a very healthy New Year! Thank you for the recent posts for holiday baking….I put mamas flour blend and cook books on my wish list and I’m pretty sure I will be baking up a storm in the near future 😄 Merry Christmas friend!

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  2. What a sweet post! You have my prayers for healing and a very, very happy Christmas at home with your family!! Time with them should go a long way toward giving your immune system and spirits a much needed boost. I’m using several of your recipes for my own holiday celebration … much appreciation for all you do for the gluten free community.

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    • Thank you so much, Lauren, and thank you for the prayers. I certainly could use them! And I know you’re right, going home is just what the doctor ordered! Let me know how all of the recipes worked out for you. 🙂

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  3. I’m so happy you are now being treated and I hope the treatment is successful. How lovely to be going home for Christmas – so much better than spending it on your own! But that is quite some drive! Good luck with the winter roads. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and may every blessing of the season be yours xx

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  4. How wonderful that you’ll be home with your family for Christmas! I bet your Son and Mom were thrilled to hear the news. It really is good news, too, to learn that there’s a name and treatment for what’s been making you feel unwell. I hope you’ll have even better news in 21 days. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas, April, and every happiness in the New Year. Safe travels.

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  5. April, I’m sending you so many wonderful blessings for HEALTH (I didn’t know) a safe journey there and back again, Christmas, and the New Year! xo

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  6. Can you please help me, I am new to the GF world and I want to make our family cookies for Santa.

    When it calls for Flour do I just sub with almond flour and I am confused about the xantham gum usesage?

    Thanks in advance, Aly

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    • Hi Aly! I have found that a good gluten free flour mixture works the best. If by almond flour, you mean pure ground almonds made into flour, then I would do a little experimenting first. I love the all purpose Mama’s almond flour for baking cookies, but it has other flour and starches in it as well. If you live in a city with good grocery stores, you should be able to find a couple of different gluten free flour mixes to try.

      I have found that xanthan gum (kind of acts as a gluten substitute) is needed for most gluten free baking. You can find that in most larger grocery stores as well.

      Hope this was helpful!

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  7. This is such good news, it is always so worrying to not have a diagnoses! Now you’ll be treated and I’m sure you’ll be good as gold! What an exciting road trip!! I have seen a few photos on Facebook so I know you’re having the best Christmas ever!! Hugs!! xx

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