28 December 2009

Christmas Day 2009

We had a lovely Christmas this year - lots of rain so the weather was very pleasant and cool enough to have baked vegies and roast meat.

Peta made the Gingerbread House for us - so cute - I think the time has come to eat it.

This year's present frenzy was fairly orderly and a lot of fun

Elizabeth was thrilled to bits with her expensive salt mill (which matches her expensive pepper mill)

Jenni bought me a new Christmas t-shirt

Elizabeth bought me a ticket to "Sing-Along Sound of Music" and also tickets for Jenni, Mum, our friend Jared and herself, so we're very much looking forward to that in March; Michael bought me a stack of dvd's plus the 3 children bought me a new camera so I can give John's back - lots of beautiful presents.  We are so fortunate to be able to spend this time with our family and have lots of laughs.

After the main course we played the Secret Santa game, which seems to be very popular these days.  Have to admit I expected more squabbles and fighting over presents - maybe next year will be a bit more ferocious when they bring along their own choice of presents to donate to the game.

Elizabeth's boyfriend's mother (Patti) joined us for Christmas Day and made the most delicious pudding ever.  Don't think the blue flames from the brandy are showing up well in the photo - it looked pretty spectacular.

So, after all the build-up to the big day, we very very happy to have spent the day with Elizabeth and Matt, Michael, Jenni, Mum and Patti (Ian and Peta spent the day with their families and we saw them on Boxing Day and yesterday).

One last photo - this is one of the presents Michael bought for Peta this year


teresa said...

Hi Lynda, looks like you all had a lot of fun. Great to get together with the family. Loved that dog!!! Sorry to hear you're getting some unsavoury comments.

helbel19 said...

Its great to enjoy christmas with family and friends, so glad you had a good time.


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like you had the perfect Christmas.....love the T Shirt.

Maria said...

Pleased you had a wondeful xmas and it looks like a good time was had by all.

Tereasa said...

Great Christmas Lynda!! Really love your handmade Christmas in the background.

SharonH said...

Hi Lynda,

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas Day - seems like a lifetime a go now not even three weeks ago... All the hype all over however I have heard that Easter stuff is starting to pop up like mushrooms - far too soon!!!! I love the t shirt!!!! Well have a great 2010 and keep up that wonderful stitching....


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