I last posted on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, so let me update you on what has been happening.
On Christmas Eve we went out for our walk around the neighbourhood looking at the Christmas lights. Let’s just say some have less, and some have a lot, lot more!
The kids had hot chocolate, my daughters played some of their Christmas carols on the piano (something they always have dreamed of being able to do since starting piano lessons!)
Then we read some Christmas books, including “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and “The Three Trees”. The latter book having arrived by post that morning from Elizabeth, as a prize I won on her blog. As a (very rare) treat (!) I have included a photo of me. Regulars to this blog know I hate photos of me, but it is Christmas I suppose!
We lit our Austrian Christmas Pyramid, and sang Away in the Manager, as it is the only carol my 4 year old knows the words too (as we don’t count Jingle Bells and When Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney as carols!).
We chatted a little more by the fire, and my son was speculating on how Santa was going to manage to get his fire station down the chimney, and he suggested he should “remove those rocks from the fire” to make more room. Fortunately he was easily dissuaded.
His prayer going to bed was short and sweet “Thank you for Christmas, Amen”.
For you info, at our house Santa was left a glass of port, a mince pie, a Malteser Crunch and a carrot for Rudolph.
Can you believe Christmas is over?
It seemed very much like Christmas until we drove up here to the cottage yesterday, where we have NO Christmas decorations. Only the ice and frost outside add to a Christmas feeling.
Christmas was a lovely time for us and the kids, meeting up with family and friends. I plan to post more in the next few days about Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and also what we have been doing since.
Thanks for dropping by, and I pray you are enjoying this special time of the year.
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