Sunday, 28 December 2008

Christmas at our house

Just as I was settling in to write lots about this past week, last night ,we got some unexpected visitors so you were saved from a long, maybe boring to some, post. Well here it is.

On christmas morning we had a nice relaxed time with the kids and our pets. We opened our stockings and presents and then had breakfast together, which Critishia kindly cooked for everyone. After that I spent the morning setting up a really great Christmas table. I had fun making it look as nice as I could with what I had. I made the place mats the night before and stamped over 2000 berries on the holly that I rolled on each side. I also had made over 30 of the little pudding boxes as we had 13 for lunch and then 21 for boxing day tea. I found my Christmas ribbon box and tied bows and attached them to each chair. I new all that ribbon would come in handy sometime.

My guests arrived at 1pm. My family for Christmas day. Mum and dad and my dad's cousins Margaret and Maurice, who are out from England, my sister Marion, Melanie and Amy and her boyfriend Matt.

All in all it was a lovely day. Big Thanks to my sister Marion and niece Amy who helped with the cooking. It was a scrumptious roast meal with plum pudding and custard and also Pavlova and fruit salad for desert.

The pudding box.
Emily, Critishia and I.

Table set for 13

The table setting with homemade place mats.
Everyone enjoying their meal.

I also managed to bath Skye and blow dry her before I started on the table setting. Skye getting a blow dry after her bath

Skye with her christmas stocking

Meeka with her stocking. She looks real interested, doesn't she?

My mum and dad. First Christmas with them for a long time. I loved having them here.

On Boxing day we had Grahams family for a BBQ in the evening and it was a great party with 21 people. It was a fun night and that was it, Christmas was all over for another year.
I hope Christmas was a safe and happy one for you as well. Now I am having a BIG rest for a few days before getting ready to start another year.

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