This was another special decoration that adorned my little tree this year. I received it from my friend Sylvia in Canberra (she has a blog but I don't have a link) on a Christmas card. It is not the first decoration like this that I have received from her. Aren't I lucky and isn't it nice to be able to look at your tree and think of a special person and the fun times you have had with them. Sylvia and a friend run the most amazing stitching days and I think we both share wonderful memories of a 'high Christmas tea' before I left Canberra.
Jimmy was lucky to have a few presents under the tree. He received this shirt but it was too small and after the photo opportunity we had to quickly take it off - never as easy as getting it on!!! He loved his new toy, it is already a favorite. He is loving having us home this week
I have had a lovely Christmas celebrating with family, good food and lots of laughs! It has been relaxed and enjoyable.
On Christmas Eve we travelled to have lunch with Mum. We usually celebrate on Christmas eve but to make the travelling easier Mum was happy to make it lunch instead of dinner. It was the most relaxed perfect day. The food was beautiful (and there was so much of it!!) and the company even better. We were very spoilt with presents under the tree. We visited the cemetery in the afternoon with some of our beautiful roses to see my Dad, Uncle and Grandparents.
On Christmas morning we were up early as Santa had visited!!! (while you believe he keeps coming!!)After a quick breakfast of bagels and croissants we were on the road again to SH's sister's home in Lara. We were first there which meant we could carve our ham and prepare our salads. Once everyone arrived we were able to have presents (yes more!!!) and then eat our feast outside. It was lots of fun and so nice for all the cousins to spend the day together. We managed a rare photo of them all even with a few furry cousins that snuck in!!!
It was late when we arrived home so we decided the jobs could wait an extra day and we would have a lazy day on Boxing Day. This was supposed to include a day on the couch watching the cricket but like many Australians there was not much for us to watch!!! SH and I did something we haven't done for many many years and went to the movies together in the afternoon. We went and saw Little Fockers which was perfect for a relaxed day and gave us a good laugh!
Yesterday the lists began and first job was planting our new lemon tree which was our present from SH's sister and her family. Fingers crossed it is happy and grows well over the years.
The only 2 things that haven't been so bright over Christmas is that my laptop has 'died' for want of a better word!!! We are not so computer savvy and have tried all we know to get it working but looks like it will be taking a trip to the 'fix it' shop. I am using HS's computer but I am limited as to when I can use it, need to make the most of it when I can!! The other dull spot is that HS has been unwell all of Christmas, looks like he has some type of virus. Woke up Christmas Eve morning feeling miserable and basically slept Christmas away. Every time we turned around he was asleep again! He has had temperatures on and off and now has the sore throat and cough. Even when they are 6 foot young men you still worry about them. Hopefully he is on the mend in time for the New Year!
Coffee is calling so I better run......