Saturday, December 24, 2011


We are expecting Lacy this morning to visit the kids.  That's all I'll say on that subject.

After she leaves we are heading out to deliver a few Christmas Presents, then plan on having a quiet day/evening.

NO MORE shopping though.  I think I have 20 cents left!  lol
Even though I've been buying presents all year, there is always a drain on the finances at this time of the year.   I'm sure everyone is in the same boat... well... except REALLY rich buggers!

I want to say 'SO SORRY' to everyone who has blogged on the last week or so.... I've simply been too busy to read blogs and comment.  I will  eventually get a chance to sit still long enough to do some reading after Christmas, I promise.  Until then... blog on! 

OH, and I'm sure me dogs have fleas.  Just sayin....


ABOVE: Lacy visited the kids.  It went well.  We managed to iron out our differences and come to an agreement on things.  So very relieved that my stress levels can come down again.

ABOVE: After Lacy left we drove to Hamilton, we had lunch at Chartwell Square, met up with Steve there too ... then we went down to the lake and feed the ducks, pukekos, pidgeons and a few other weird water birds.

ABOVE: this is one of those weird birds.... I thought their 'feet' were really amazing!  

ABOVE: after feeding the birds we visited Amanda and Andrew at their workplaces, which are right next door to each other!  He's the Manager of the Flight Centre and she's the Manager of Factorie (clothing shop) ....

ABOVE:  yakking to A & A before heading over to their home to drop of Christmas presents and see the kids.

ABOVE: here we go with Emily photos!  Who needs fancy, expensive toys when ya just love pegs!  

ABOVE:  want one? I will share...

ABOVE:  so many pegs, so little time.

ABOVE:  I'm rather cute eh?

ABOVE:  sharing a drink with me other Grandma, who is looking after me while my Mum and Dad work.

ABOVE:  don't mind if I do help myself to your ice Grandma!

ABOVE:  yum.... it's so hot today!

ABOVE: I'm being cute again...

ABOVE:  more pegs...

ABOVE:   My Grandma H put a peg on me hat... silly woman!  I am trying to get it off...

ABOVE:  after spending an hour at Emily's, we visited Kelly and her family... here is Rena in her new bedroom.  They just moved house again.

ABOVE: my Mum said smile like this, so I did.  At least me Grandma is not looking silly!

ABOVE:  almost home... and it's looking stormy out there!  I hope we get thunder and lightening, I love thunder storms!

END OF DAY:  we are having ham sandwiches for dinner tonight!  Then early to bed I hope, as you can bet your bottom dollar a couple of kids are going to wake us up early tomorrow.  *sigh*
Par for the course ... of course! lol
nite nite.


  1. Good luck with the visit! I hate fleas!!

  2. We are up and baking well making pate and dips and setting table or getting it ready for tomorrow, only have to get a few things from vege store and we nearly ready.

  3. Hi Chris

    I would just like to wish u and your family a very Merry Christmas and to take this opportunity to say Thank You for sharing your life with us all....I'm enjoying the ride :O)

    Michelle x

  4. Hope the visit went well, now relax and have an awesome day tomorrow. Merry Christmas to you all :)

  5. I hope the visit goes okay and that you can relax a bit and enjoy the rest of the holiday.
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. I've been swamped too. Between Christmas stuff, winter break for the kids, and the in-laws being in town, I have very little free time.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  8. Hope the visit goes well. Have a fantastic Christmas day. I hope you get some nice presents.

  9. I've heard that fleas here in the mid-Atlantic U.S. are really bad right now. Luckily, we are spared (for now).
    I am all shopped out too. Bring on Christmas!

    Hope you and your family have a great Christmas.

  10. Bloody fleas!! It's unfestive.

    Wishing you and your family a happy Christmas time. Hope you get lucky:)

  11. Anonymous11:33 PM

    Wishing you and your family a very MerryChristmas. from the UK.


  12. Happy Holidays!
    I like looking at your pics. You have a great family

  13. Anonymous3:57 AM

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year!! ...debbie

  14. The little ones are getting so big already! Looks like a lovely day.

  15. I love the pics of Emily. Yes, little kids don't fancy real toys. Just stuff around the house. Usually stuff they shouldn't play with! The NZ sky is so blue. Singapore has been grey and cloudy since November. And we've had thunderstorms almost every day since Nov too. Not fun. The lightning kills people here. When there's lightning we immediately make sure we're not the tallest thing around!


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