Monday, December 24, 2012

Twas the day before Christmas...

The remaining presents are all wrapped and under the tree, the house is all clean and the world didn't end on the 21st like they said it would. Life is pretty good.

We did our family Christmas last night with all of our boys because Christmas Day sees us all in different places.

Youngest son will be with me, Middle son will be staying at his girlfriends tonight and waking up Christmas morning with her family, Oldest will be with his dad's family for Christmas lunch, Stepson is moving to Victoria today and hubby will be working.

Yesterday we laughed, we ate and my grandson kept us all amused with his babbling and laughing. That's Christmas - family and laughter.

Thursday morning I will load up the car and the boys and I will make the four hour trek to Renmark to see my family for Christmas, I can't wait. This is truly my favourite time of the year and will be even more special because my grandson is coming with us too. I love that his mum is letting us take him with us.

All of my boys, my niece, nephew and my grandson - now that's Christmas. Relaxing days on the river with sunshine and swimming. What's not to love?

Funny though (and not the ha-ha funny either), today I listened to a friend of my husband describe their early Christmas gathering yesterday and the stress and arguments they endured and I can't begin to imagine Christmas being like that. It's sad that some people's Christmas aren't what they should be.

I also personally know of three families who will be spending this Christmas without a loved one and I am truly saddened. Hugs to all of you, my love and thoughts are with you.

My posts may be few and far between over the next week or so, but I'm sure you all have much more exciting things to do anyway. I plan on enjoying the sunshine and the great outdoors. Already I'm seeing it's a little quiet in the blogosphere at the moment - as it should be.

Here's wishing you and your families all an absolutely sensational Christmas filled with love, laughter and good times.


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    1. Merry Christmas Karen - hope you Dan and the girls have a super day

  2. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! Sunshine and the river, sounds devine. We are going over to inlaws this evening to celebrate and then ours with all the kids at some point tomorrow (2 little ones in the morning and the older ones later in the afternoon). So glad you were able to spend some time with that grandson of yours. You need to post some new pics soon. Next year I think we might be considering a Christmas away...maybe Hawaii. No presents, no hustle and bustle. I know life and the holidays is what you make of it but sometimes just so overwhelming and stressful to enjoy the reason for the season. Take care!

    1. Hey Jenn, New pics coming this week, he's growing so quick. That Christmas in Hawaii - mmm sounds good. Hubby has 5 weeks holidays every 9 months because he's a shift worker and in 2013 he has all of Dec and into January off - so this is something we've talked about - not necessarily Hawaii but definitely O/S.

      No holiday package arrived in your end of the world yet?????

      Hope you and all your family have a sensational day

    2. No holiday package yet. Been waiting anxiously. We did have a nice holiday, sounds like you did as well. Years back before the two littlest, hubby and I went to Christmas dinner at a really nice restaurant and although it was nice, we missed having left overs so have not done it since. I like your word for 2013. I was just thinking about mine last night. I have a few rolling around in my head.


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