Monday, December 1, 2014

How To Prevent The Stomach Virus and Thanksgiving 2014

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving week!
We did.  We went to my parent's house and Eric's parents and sister came from Texas.  But before all of the good, Wednesday night Dutch started to throw up.  His first time ever.  One of the kids had the stomach virus earlier in the week so Dutch was the lucky one to get it next.  Thankfully he didn't get sick in the car!  Since it was the day before Thanksgiving I googled 100% grape juice for the stomach virus.  I had seen something about it on instagram months back.  We bought the grape juice and started chugging.  In the comments of that same blog post someone said to boil vinegar to kill germs.  My mom did that.  It didn't smell great but she did it while everyone was in bed and the smell was gone in the morning.  The grape juice and vinegar must have worked because no one else got sick.  Not even me and Dutch slept on me that night!

Welch's Grape Juice - 2014 Thanksgiving MVP!

Thursday Dutchie Man was back to normal and we had a great Thanksgiving.

As you can see his love for cowboy boots is already strong!

Ok the rest of this post is for my mom memory!

Friday we went to Tuscaloosa for Thanksgiving/Christmas with my Dad's family.  I know it was hard being in T-town so close to the Iron Bowl.  Ick. 

Give that baby a tractor and he is happy. 

Holidays look a little differetn this year now that both of my Grandmother's have passed away in the past few months.  BUT my Nana loved Dirty Santa so Dirty Santa we will play.  There was just one twist- all of the gifts had to be handmade.
It was so fun seeing everyone's creations.  In case you need ideas for your own handmade Dirty Santa there was a soap dispenser made from a mason jar, pallet Christmas tree, painted wine glasses, windchime made from my Nana's silverware etc., bracelets made from guitar strings and Nana's jewelry, knit beanie, handcarved knife with pumpkin and apple butter, handcarved spoon, ornaments from wine corks, coasters from wine corks, pineapple habanero hot sauce, trail mix and chocolate covered pretzels, framed recipes from Nana, and a state photo frame.  I wish we had taken a photo. It was so fun seeing everyone's creations, I can't wait until next year.  

Saturday was the Iron Bowl.  Eric was on ESPN Game Day!!!  So cool!  Watch it HERE.  His story starts around 1:40.

Cousins divided!

The game didn't go the way us Auburn fans wanted but it is still great to be an Auburn Tiger!
Sunday was the perfect end to a great week.  My niece was baptized.  So happy she is now my sister in Christ!

And then we loaded up and came home.  Now on to Christmas!


Deborah said...

Never heard of the grape juice trick but I am keeping it in mind for the future! You always share such handy tips! Thank you!

Kat Hertzler said...

Yay Eric! There were seriously ashes spread on the field?!? That's crazy! Where you at that game?

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