Sunday, December 25, 2011


MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone in my family, and everyone in my 'blog family' too.  I hope you   all have a wonderful day with those you love.

ABOVE:  this is the first Christmas for our two youngest granddaughters, Sienna (above with her sister Haylea), and Emily.  I am sure they will both be surrounded by love today.

With any luck Brylee and Griffin have managed to sleep in for a little while!  
I will be back later on with a few photos before we head off to Christmas lunch at Stew's sisters home.

ABOVE:  the morning so far.
Just Stew, Brylee, Griffin and I.
None of our 6 kids, they all have others to be with.
How times change.  I suppose this is what happens as your family grow up and get their own little families eh.


 ABOVE:  my Ambrosia dessert.  
Was lovely.

 ABOVE: Stew's sister Khady dishing out presents before lunch.

 ABOVE:  Christmas lunch ... Kiwi style.  Laid back, no fuss.  

ABOVE:  Griffin... only had chicken!  Lots of chicken.  And followed with a small helping of dessert.  The person in the orange top in this photo is a long time family friend of Khady's and us.  She did not want to be on 'the internet'.  

We are now just relaxing and trying not to fall asleep!

End of Day:  a long, tiring, but lovely day.  Leftovers for dinner.  And now it's late and we are all heading off to bed ... exhausted.
nite nite.


  1. Merry Chritmas Chris = hope you have a great day! - Our son got us up at 6.20am!
    Love the pictures of Lacy and the kids!

  2. Merry Christmas Chris to you and your family
    Have a wonderful day :)

    Love Anne (Michael & Toni-Maree)

  3. Merry Xmas to you and your family have a lovely day love Sharon and Samuel

  4. Merry Christmas and a great 2012 to you all x

  5. Merry Christmas Chris. Have a great day. Lovely sunny day here down south.

  6. Merry Christmas Chris. I'm glad the water is now smooth and not choppy :-) Have a great day with your family.

  7. Merry Xmas to you all Hope the pressies were a sucess

  8. merry christmas chris! our kids arent coming till the evening on christmas day as they too have other places to be :) love you looks like a lot of FUN FUN FUN!!!!!!

  9. Ohhhhhh, that makes me kinda sad. :( how the kids are away. We made sure this year we are having Christmas with both sides of the family. I can't imagine my kids all growing up but I know it'll come.

  10. Happy Christmas to you all and everybody who comments.

  11. happy Christmas Chris and family. XXX
    luved the photos before and after presents made me smile thanks dont do much of that lately.

  12. I hope you have a wonderful day Chris!

  13. O Chris,
    I loved this post - It is hard to believe how much Sienna and Hayley have GROWN! They are so precious .

    Your tree was lovely and it looked like "A good time was had by all!" :)

    I LOVED Brylee's pj's !
    O, and that ambrosia dessert looks like it is to Die For! YUM!

    Khady and Stew have a lot of resemblance to each other. You can tell that the apple did not fall far from the family tree.

    I could not help but notice that you gals ARE BAREFOOTED!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOO UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess you gals must have been "VERY VERY GOOD GIRLS this past year!

    SO, Merry Christmas dear blog friend and am looking forward to new adventures in the coming year.

  14. Merry Christmas! I'm about ready to hit the hay. The kids are all still up bopping around.

  15. Hope that you all had a lovely relaxing day.

  16. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    I envy your warm weather at Christmas time.
    Looks like you had a great time, and that dessert looks amazing!

  17. Anonymous3:22 AM

    It appears that you and your family had a very nice Christmas!! Your lunch looks very yummy - I'll take some chicken please! ...debbie


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