Monday, December 25, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE



MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, MAY YOU HAVE THE MOST ENJOYABLE DAY WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

We will be!  First up it's "What's under the tree"? with Steve, Bex, the 3 little kids, Brylee, Griffin and Stew.

Then we will be going into Hamilton to have Christmas lunch with Amanda and her family, hosted by her Mother-In-Law, Pauline.
Kelly and Rena will be there too, so we will catch up with them there.

After that, home to relax for a while, before Steve and Bex cook Christmas 'dinner'... which will be a BBQ.  We are hoping Russ and Ange come out for the BBQ too.

Sadly ... Lacy could not make it down for this Christmas. Just how it is.  We will talk to her at some point during the day, and of course, Keera will talk with her Mum too.

Same with Mike and Joyce, who couldn't come up either.  We hope to chat with them during the day too.

As planned, I will NOT be cooking at all!  First time in 38 years I won't be chief cook and bottle washer!  I'm so looking forward to that, you have NO idea how much.  *lol*

I will do my best to update during the day.... just quick little photos probably.

AGAIN... HAVE A FABULOUS, FATTENING DAY!
You only live once... so why not enjoy it!

ONWARD...


ABOVE:  Santa came!  Now it's time for the kids to get stuck in...


 ABOVE:  Happy teenagers, tickets to Flochella, a music event in Rotorua.




 ABOVE:  So, Dante woke up all through the night, wanting to go open presents! He even came into our room at 5.30 am, but Stew told him to go annoy his parents, which he did.

We had an agreement that we would get up at 7 am, so they all had to wait till then.

Which was fine, the little kids had their breakfast then it was present time.



ABOVE:  I put together this yesterday, a pretty little table decoration for the 'new' coffee table.

It's now 9.15 am and I feel knackered!  I stayed up pretty late last night making the Ambrosia desserts. Think a 'nana nap' will feature in my afternoon.   *smiles*



Lunch at Amanda's MIL's went really well.  Lovely company and super nice food!

 ABOVE:  There were 18 of us for lunch!  Pauline, Amanda's MIL did really well feeding all of us!  (she did have help of course, but still, a huge job)!

 ABOVE:  Amanda, Joel, Griffin, Huston, Rena and Emily.

 ABOVE:  MORE present unwrapping going on!  My word, there's been a lot of presents dolled out today.

 ABOVE:  Emily and her 'Hatchimal'.  Waiting for it to hatch.

 ABOVE: Self explanatory really!  Me and the girls.  Shame Lacy wasn't here. 

ABOVE:  Me man and girls.

It's now 7.23 and we have just finished dinner with Steve, Bex, Russell, Ange, and Ange's mostly grown 2 kids (Taylor and Kaleb), Brylee, Griffin and the 3 little kids.

We did MORE present unwrapping when Russ and Ange arrived!  Our little kids have been spoilt rotten!

And now... we are watching The Wilderpeople on the telly.  After that we will do some tidying up and go. to. bed.
Long day, but lovely.

15 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:31 AM

    Merry Christmas to you all have a cracking day! George's Mum.

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  2. Kool just as well u made the fireplace looks like Santa has been very good to 3 little munskins. Have an asweome day Chris Stew and family xx

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  3. Merry Christmas Chris and family !! I'm not cooking either, my daughter and son-in-law got a 'my food bag' so it's up to them!!

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  4. Anonymous8:21 AM

    Merry Christmas Chris!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful day!
    ~Nicole in CA

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family Chris, I hope you all have a great day

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  6. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

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  7. Merry Christmas!!! I got woken up by Corby at 6am, which I thought was pretty reasonable. Not that I got up of course!!! Enjoy all your family today AND I love your table decoration!! Christy

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  8. Merry Christmas - hope all you have a fab day! Is Dante holding a giant jar of Nutella - if so that's freaking awesome :D

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    1. Yes, Santa gave all three kids a jar of Nutella! It was a rather clever gift from Santa. *smiles*

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    2. Well done Santa! :D

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  9. Anonymous10:27 PM

    Merry Christmas Chris and crew!
    I hope you have had a wonderful day!
    Sharnee, Melb, Aust.

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  10. So nice to see you had a wonderful day.

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  11. I'm glad you had a nice Xmas great photos of all

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  12. Looks like you had a great day! I washed 18 people's worth of dishes for our Christmas dinner at my mom's lol.

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  13. Merry Christmas Chris & Fam!!!! X

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