Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I Want A Second Christmas Lunch

So tomorrow we will


But first I want to say HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you all and hope you had a lovely time with family, loved ones or just yourself and a slice of turkey
However you spent the day, I hope you remembered the blessings in your life and that your day was merry and bright :)

Life here has been busy and tiring
So haven’t been blogging
Just too tired, and that makes me lack motivation to sit and think
Haven’t even taken many photos
which doesn’t help my motivation to blog
But we have been making the most of each day and each day has been full
This photo was from last week, when we had a moment at home and I took a moment to absorb some sunshine, with a coffee, my lunch and a new book from the library


Last week was also my birthday
I received some lovely gifts and we had dinner with Dad, at his place
Was an eventful night because we got part of the way there when the van brakes ceased up
After a call to the roadside help man we were able to drive back home and swap vans, yay to being a 2 car family!!!

The girls and I had been making lots of different Christmas treats


These ones are simply chocolate, marshmellow, more chocolate and an M and M on top
Megan sorted out the red and green ones for me and we made 100 of these
With the left over M and M’s I made these gifts


I bought a Christmas Angel suit recently, thinking it was a kids size Santa suit
Lucy found it and wore it over and over and over and over, that’s her in the top photo
and this is the only other photo she would allow me to take


Christmas Eve is much anticipated in our house
We spend the evening travelling around like this



dropping off presents to our friends
We literally drop them off
Leave the present
Knock on the door
and jump back into the car with a loud HO HO HO out the window
120km and 4 hours later we were done :)
Home to sprinkle some reindeer food


put out some sacks and a snack for Santa


and then the waiting began


this year Megan decided that she wasn’t going to go to sleep anytime soon
By 2.30am I had had enough waiting and decided that Santa better get to work or there would be no happy Mumma in the morning!!
3am the sacks were filled and poor Dave and I went to bed
5.30am we were awoken by Elizabeth and Lucy who were VERY ready to see what had happened in the lounge room over night
So the sacks were emptied and the toys were opened
This year the girls had a box of lego or duplo each


and this was the cleanest the floor has looked since!
We spent the rest of the morning playing with new toys



Before Dad arrived for lunch



This year we decided that we would open our presents after lunch and before dessert


and no one argued :)
Dessert was worth the wait :)


So that was our Christmas day
Boxing day we took the girls to the sales and they each got to spend their Christmas money
We also spent ours and now we are a Wii family

Sunday we went down to Dad’s in an attempt to help him clean
Because yesterday, Monday, Mum, my sister and her girls returned home YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY
which is why tomorrow we will be having our second Christmas lunch
New presents under the tree
New desserts made
and we are all looking forward to the new year and all that it may offer
In the meantime I know that there will be plenty more of time spent with each other and lots more of this


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  1. Blessed Christmas to you and family! Super nice because your sister and family will be with you. The dropping of presents was just too funny...haha! Have a great Christmas Lunch!

  2. wowwwwwwwwwwwwww looks like a fab fab fab day (well....except for mommy and daddy getting no sleep...that's not fab at all!!!)....but i have to say....i sooooooooooooooooooooo want dave's pj bottoms!!! love them!!! lol lol lol!!! And that dessert looks yummy!!!!! glad u had a wonderful christmas my love! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Wow - I went on a journey with your photos!! Love the little santa suit!!! Gorgeous happy pics!!

  4. I so enjoyed this post...spending time with you and the family!!!

    The photos are PERFECT and it looks like a GRAND TIME!!!

    Have a great one!!!

  5. grandma11:26 AM

    thanks for sharing all this ...wonderful love you all


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