Monday, December 27, 2010

My Christmas Day...

'Twas 4am and I was up placing gifts under the tree (like a Christmas idiot) so the gifts would indeed be a surprise for two inquisitive children... er, adults... who can't help but search out my hiding places and ruin the surprise...
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...then 'twas 7.15am and they were into it! Father was not impressed at being woken from his slumber...
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Christmas this year was at my nieces (her name is Mel Gibson, by the way!) It was a beautiful, warm, sun-shiny day with family a plenty. This is my cute great-nephew, Klaye, enjoying a splash in the cool water...
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My mum receiving a gift...
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The littlies having some lunch in the shade - there were 10 cousins and they all played so nicely and had fun all day, no fights or tears...
~The spread of food we enjoyed...
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Lots of yummy salads and cold turkey, pork, ham and chicken...
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...my plate runneth over...
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...brothers-in-law and nephews and uncles chatted...
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...the slip-n-slide got a work out...
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...kids bounced, jumped, ran, slid, sang...
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... enjoying the blue sky day and then Santa arrived, jingling his bell...
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...cuddles for Santa...
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...he was a jolly old fella, handing out lollies...
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...he got Nana B giggling...
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...and had a go on the slip-n-slide!
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Little cousins having fun...
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Son-in-law having fun with mother-in-law...
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...nice shades, dudes!...
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Big and little cousins (Rylee, Brianna & Kirby)
~Uncle and nephew-in-law (oh, those sunnies!) ...
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Christmas dinner - glazed ham...
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Bonnie the cat, eyeing off the tomohawk steaks...
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These would make Fred Flintstone envious (Brontosaurus steaks maybe?) ...
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Fruit tingles on Boxing Day!
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I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas Day as much as I did, I am blessed to have my family around me.
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Cheers - Joolz

7 comments:

  1. How very blessed you are to have such a lovely large extended family.

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  2. Joolz....I could just slip on into your pictures and be at home!
    I t looks just how Family Christmassas should be.
    My Kids would love that slip and slide!!!!
    I just want the food!!! Lolll!!!!!

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  3. Oh what a beautiful Christmas! All that food, and all that family... it must have been heavenly for you!
    I especially liked seeing Santa having a go at the slip and slide too! Here, he would have almost had to break through the ice - but at least it wasn't hot, and I'm grateful for that!

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  4. You have the most awesome slip and slide Santa I've ever seen! Glad you had a great day!

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  5. That is a true Aussie Christmas with heaps of food and kids (everyone) having fun:0)

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  6. Great pictures and great times to remember. Just what Christmas should be.

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  7. Wasn't the weather just perfect for being outdoors? Sun shining, but not stinkin' hot.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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