I know it was only last week, but Christmas Day seems a long time ago now!
I have not yet shared anything of Christmas Day itself. The kids got up at the civilised hour of 7am, not too bad in our opinion. Everyone was delighted with their gifts, especially Sam, as he had been concerned his fire station would not fit down the chimney!
Here is a digital layout I made of Christmas morning, using Cozy Christmas by Lara Payton at Dusty Bear.
After the Santa stockings and presents we paused for breakfast (pancakes and strawberries) then continued with the present opening, this time it was family presents. The girls loved their ipods, and Sam loved his Mr Potato Head Indiana Jones! I got just the lens I wanted (!), a Sigma 70-300mm – I have no idea what those numbers mean, but the lens was recommended and I love it.
We meet up with most of the neighbours in our street later in the morning for mulled wine and mince pies (or lemonade and chocolate fingers if you are under age) which is always enjoyable.
My middle daughter and I put the finishing touched to the dinner table.
Do you like our place settings, using a bauble attached to a strip of printed out card?
The centre piece was a cream candle, surrounded by red bells, and then a wreath of berries around that. Thought it might be a but much ….but then thought …why not….it’s Christmas!
With the turkey in the oven, we used THIS (see photo below) to ensure the oven door stayed closed enough to cook it!
Yes – our oven door is wedged shut with a broom shaft! I have previously blogged about our single oven and it’s inadequacies – now you have the proof. I am optimistic that by next Christmas I will have had a kitchen makeover and a new oven…..watch this space!
Dinner was served at 3pm.
After that I seem to have finally overcome the urge to photograph anything. so you just need to take my word that we enjoyed the rest of the day with in-laws and cousins.
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By the time you read this it may already be 2009, so I trust it is treating you well. We are still enjoying our break at the cottage.
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