Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas 2010

Front Door Wreath
(shame in Qld we need screens on our doors)

Christmas week started with two sightings of Santa
We were waiting first in line to have our santa photos when were heard......

Santas bell hearalding his arrival

Went home to make a gingerbread house

Master Js first one the last 2 years he has fallen asleep 
(this year I let go & let them both do it without any help from mummy)
I was very proud of them !

The same as the tree this year
(it took me a few days to let go of the decorations being unbalanced,
 but I did it !)

Around the home.....

Some present wrapping....

That night Santa arrived by boat at our friends annual Christmas party

All the kids waiting to greet Santa

At the end of the party all the guests go to the loungeroom to sing carols , this year our host offered
if any children would like to stand up & sing they could. To my amazement master J (who dosent like to draw attention to himself wanted to as long as big sister stood near him)
Children are always full of wonderful surprises  !

Making the shortbread with my little helpers

A Few Days Later......

A Very wet Christmas morning finally arrived

Much excitement in unwrapping gifts......

The Christmas Table centerpiece....

I forgot to take photos of the lunch but remembered at the 
last minute to get a pic of my pavlova.
We had a quieter day than usual couldnt help but miss loved ones who weren't here , 
but still blessed to have some family join us for wonderful lunch. 

Angel ornaments on my bedside table
I have had since I was 14 years old
Remind of the Christmas's when every one was together ,
happy & alive.
So much has changed the last few years ,
it is a blessing to have young children to keep the spirit going.

Karyn x


  1. Everything looks so lovely Karyn - I'm glad you had a nice Christmas and lead up to the day. The tree looks very well decorated, would never have guessed your two had the honours! Your presents are wrapped so beautifully too and the gingerbread house looked delicious! x

  2. Thanks for sharing your Christmas with us :-) I'm a lurker normally, thought I'd come out of hiding to say hi! I can't remember how I found your blog but I added you as we are just down the highway from you.

  3. I know what you mean about 'letting go' of the tre decs - it takes fortitude to just let the littles make a wonderful go of it - your looks fab:) best le

  4. I loved reading your post Karyn. Your children are gorgeous!
    That pav looks so scrummy.
    Looking forward to seeing what you're up to in 2011 :o)

  5. What a wonderful Christmas you put together, Domestic Goddess you are! I know this one must have been hard for you and you are to be congratulated for focusing on the kids and making it fun. Happy New Year..Love Rachaelxx


Love reading all of your comments.
Karyn x