Christmas always lasts for 2 days for us as we spend Boxing Day each year with my family. I love this day!!! My brother lives interstate and my sister is also a good 2 hours drive away from me, so when we all get the same time off to get together, it's wonderful.
My niece made the gingerbread house and I was the lucky one who got to take it home!
Haylee and Loklan being as cute as ever.
My Mum (who is too far away to fly home this year) is missing us all terribly, so my brother, sister and I had a photo taken to send to her. Out of so many photos, this one was the only one we liked enough to send!!!
All the kids, missing one of my sisters boys (but we did get to see him for a few minutes) and my James. My boys and my sisters kids have their photo taken together every Christmas. It's wonderful to see them grow up via the photos in the Christmas album.
I just love this photo of Haylee dancing around, catching bubbles.
We had the best day and it was hard to leave my Dads place (as always).
I love spending time with my family.... so much fun, so many laughs and so many wonderful memories.
I hope you all got to spend time with the people you love too.
P.S. Just wanted to add a few photos of some of the wonderful presents I received for Christmas this year....
These are from my Mum... she always sends me beautiful things and she knows exactly what I love. Now I have a Christmas thimble to add to my collection. A wonderful old lavender bottle with "Paris" engraved into it and a sweet little French notebook.
Such thoughtful gifts from my Jack. Bryce Courtenay's last book before he sadly passed away earlier this year. A wonderful set of coffee mugs and yummy scented soaps that look and smell good enough to eat. They are now in my drawer and making everything smell divine.
And of course..... my absolutely gorgeous kimono from James.... which he is proudly displaying for me via skype!!! Cannot wait to see him and this beautiful silk kimono!!!!
I am one very spoilt and one very lucky girl!!!!