Well christmas has come and gone once again. All the build up, shopping, cooking, wrapping presents and sending cards and it's over so quickly.
We were all very spoilt again. Father christmas did make it to our house. The children must have been good this year - lol. Nikki got a nintendo DS, Ashleigh got a Little Pet Shop Get Better Centre and Jarryd got a fast talking Lightning McQueen from the cars movie. In fact, he got lots of cars stuff this year - a towel, dvd, t-shirt, jocks, stickers, textas and other cars from the movie. We gave him a simpsons scooter. Nikki got a camera from us (the old film type!!!) which she was thrilled with and a huge 100 pack of gel pens, dvd, beanie kid, makeup, clothes and lots more. We gave Ashleigh some fairy books, a barbie set, dvd, clothes and beanie kids.
I gave Steve a ticket to the Roger Waters concert (Pink Floyd - I think), a $50 I-Tunes card and lots of chocolates. I got very spoilt by Steve and the kids. I got a floating lilo for the pool, a Robbie Williams cd and front and side shades for the car.
We had a lovely lunch with my mum, grandma and sister. We caught up with my brother and his family christmas eve and had a bbq and seafood dinner. Then we drove 2 hours to Stansbury to have tea with Steve's family which was great to catch up with everyone over there. It's been far to long since we have been there and we all love it over there. I just wish we could have stayed longer but Steve had to go back to work today so we came home late yesterday afternoon.
The only problem with christmas presents is finding room for them. We had a bit of a cleanup today because the house looked like a bomb had gone off in nearly every room. Because christmas day is such a rush for us, we walked out of the house and left it as it was when the kids opened all their presents in the morning. Unfortunately the fairies didn't come and clean up while we were gone.
The kids have lots to keep them occupied for the next few weeks with all their presents.
I have 3 weeks off - one week is nearly gone already. I have a good friend over from Melbourne with her kids so I'm going to spend some time with her and also lots of other people with kids we can catch up with. I also intend to spend a couple of days doing absolutely nothing. How often do you get to do that?????
Not sure what we are doing new years eve yet. It's going to be hot so we might have a few people over here to use the pool and have a bbq.
I think I have put on about 5 kgs - lol. Not really but I have eaten lots - mostly good stuff but too much of it. And also a few chocolates have crept in. I'll start afresh in the new year and get right back into it. There is something about the new year to kick start things again.
I've posted a few photos of christmas but I'm disappointed again with the red eyes in some of the photos. I really must remember to see if there is a way to stop it from doing that.
Not sure if I will be back before new years eve because there is a bit on in the next few days so if I don't I shall see you next year.
HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY DANTE
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