Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas at my place...part three

Twas the night before Christmas......

Santa's snacks........homemade christmas cake, xmas tree cookies and lime and macadamia fudge. Oh and a glass of skim milk lol.

Sophie and her new baby :)

Will and his new baby lol (he built this lego plane in an hour)

The fam! :)

Mum's Chrissy table :)

Lunch is served!

My stunning new silk top I purchased at the sales :)

I adore the intricate detail.

My new gold sandals :)

As my last post for the Christmas season I thought I'd add a couple of pics I took over the last couple of days.

We had an absolutely lovely time on Christmas day, at my mum's place, surrounded by family and friends. The weather was a little cooler than usual but the rain stayed away. Santa was very generous this year to the kids and they graciously thanked him at church lol.

Our lunch consisted of fresh king prawns, oysters, turkey, pork, ham, potato salad with mint, moroccan chick pea and rocket salad and christmas coleslaw with red cabbage, red onion, red capiscum, snow pea sprouts and a dressing of sour cream and lemon juice...YUM!

Dessert was homemade honeycomb ice cream with fresh berries and white chocolate sauce....YUUUUM!!

Boxing day was spent relaxing and cleaning up the paper and plastic bomb that had exploded in my living room lol. We had a light bbq in the evening with my inlaws.

Finally, the next day (27th) was SALE DAY! My favourite day of the year lol. With discounts of up to 70% off, you can't leave the mall without at least one or two bargins. I usually go alone but this year my husband had to work an early shift so I dragged the kids along with me lol. We had a blast! We were up at 6am and at the shops just before they opened at 7.

Our purchases for the day included fluffy egyptian cotton towels, two pairs of shoes, various clothes for the whole family, christmas ornaments, paper and cards, a book, lovely hand cut royal Albert bud vase, stationary, calenders and a microwave lol. Shopping is hungry business so after we loaded the car we went back inside for a yummy breakfast of pancakes and fresh fruit smoothies.

Now that I have spent all my money I'll spend the next week pottering around the house, slowly pack up the Christmas decorations, perhaps re-arrange some furniture (I tend to do that ALOT lol), visit friends and their pools lol, and basically try to keep my children from killing each other over the summer holidays lol

I hope you all had a brilliant couple of days too. I can't wait to read all of your posts :)


Cote de Texas said...

Hi - thanks for your very, very sweet comments! Mimmi has been like an idol to me for the past 10 or 15 years so it was a thrill to get an email from her. I love her list too - I think it's wonderful. she's Italian and you can just hear her accent coming through I think - her english is not perfect but I didn't change it, I wanted that cadence to come through her words.

Thanks again - your blog looks adorable, I'll come back and look it over really good later today. I'm off to the beauty shop!!

cote de Texas

Jeannene said...

Absolutely loved looking at all your beautiful photo's of your Christmas Celebration!!

Looks like you all had a wonderful, fun time together. You have such beautiful and lovely looking Children.

Happy New Year Anna!!

XOXO Jeannene