Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Day 2011- Part 1

Lots of goodies under the tree...
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For the first time, in a long time, the girls weren't up so early! Finally, we got to open our presents... I got spoilt with a Breville Scraper Mixer Pro (plus bonus icecream attachment), YSL Yvres perfume, WW Country Classics cook book, a brunch coat and nightie and a Michael Buble Christmas CD which got played to death all Christmas Day and night! Lol!
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Everyone started arriving at 11.30am...
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Brianna with Nana B!
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Thank goodness we had the bain marie to keep food hot...
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We had roast turkey, 2 muscovy ducks, roast pork, chicken and a glazed ham (which I forgot to take a pic of), new potatoes, potato bakes, roast pumpkin, honey sesame carrots, beans with bacon and peas and gravy and cauliflower/broccoli cheese bake. For dessert we had the pudding, pavlova and Kirby made a chocolate ripple cake too!
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My beautiful girls!
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(my sister Janine (top right) with her son Heath and her two daughters-in-law, Toni (top left) and Leica)
Judging by the loaded plates, the food was good!
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(Kirby, Rylee & Nana B)
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Table decorations - I barely got time to do the tables before everyone arrived. It was so windy under the pergola that the cloths would have blown off if done earlier.
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Mum's pudding - it stuck to the basin a bit but it was still as good as ever, served with cream and custard.
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With so many, it's had to get everyone seated at once.
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The kids had a Limbo game and this kept them busy for quite a while... I think Tayla and
Sapphire were the champions...
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and then, from around the corner of the house... Santa arrived!
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... carrying a sack of lollies and ringing his bell!
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He's a bit scary looking, isn't he?
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This is the crowd of us - 40 in all...
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Santa wanted a cuddle from this lady!
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Here are 14 of Nana's 17 great-grandchildren...(there are two more on the way!)
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I'd like to thank all my family for helping make the day such a success, for bringing lots of yummy food and all coming together and then helping clean up afterwards. It was a big day!
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Cheers - Joolz


4 comments:

  1. Looks like such a fun but busy day! The food looks so good!!!

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  2. What a wonderful holiday!! All that food - oh my.

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  3. Sounds like you had a great Christmas...Lots of hard work setting up and getting ready for a crowd like that...
    Have a great New year....

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  4. wow what a lot of people, but the food looks great and everyone looks as though they were having a great time,

    Gill in Canada

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