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.