I know that I am only up to the 19th of December and should have finished my posts up until Christmas. Basically just so I have a record for when I get a chance to sit down and finish of my December Daily mini album. But in the mean time lots of other things have been happening. So for now it will just stay as a record up until then.
Shannon’s family came down to Melbourne for Christmas this year and time kind of got away from me. Here are some happy snaps to fill in the gap from Christmas til now –
(Oh and Shannon and the girls got me a Panasonic Lumix shock proof/ water proof camera for Christmas which was PERFECT for a holiday on the coast… most of these pics have been taken using it).
Christmas at Nans.
Nan & all of her grandchildren & great-grandchildren front row-
Nic and Amy hosted Christmas this year and did an AWESOME job. Here is Amy in the kitchen preparing the spread-
Nan & Phoebe-
Nan & Zoe –
By the end of the night… we were all a bit tuckered out –
Between Christmas and New Year, our car broke down and Shannon spent four very hot days under it fixing it. I am very thankful to have a husband who can (or is willing to learn how to) turn his hand to most things and after purchasing himself a manuel for our car, changed the transmission, harmonic balancer and gave it a service while he was there 🙂
After Christmas we spent almost two weeks visiting family on the South Coast NSW. We spent lots of time at the beach. We even managed to squeeze a couple of nights camping in at Wapengo.
We had a lovely time hanging out at Mum & Dads farm –
So now we are back home and getting back into our routine. Shannon returned to work today… back to the daily grind.
Today we left Tilly with Nan & David and hit the shops to do a bit more Christmas shopping. I love this time of year and love shopping. It’s always so fun to try and find just the right gift for everyone. We got the bulk of it done. Only a couple to do before next week and a bit more to do after Christmas (as we wont see my family till then).
Todays pics are of my adorable baby girl. She has discovered her fingers this week and LOVES to suck them. Some times it’s a thumb, sometimes two fingers. She is SO cute!
Today I just finished off folding the washing from yesterday while Shannon began our search for a new car. Our current car is dying.
I spent the afternoon at Dannii’s house enjoying some relaxing time and good food with my mates. I have been spending my Thursday afternoons fellowshipping, networking and supporting some dear friends. Today was the last day we met for the year so it was really lovely to relax, not clean but just fellowship and eat yummy food! (Megan please don’t forget to email me that choc peppermint truffle recipe. Far out they were good!).
Shannon and a couple of his mates went out to the movies to see ‘Where the wild things are’ while I stayed at Dannii’s and crafted the night away. I sewed and made scrabble tile pedants. A lovely way to spend the evening. Stayed up way too late though. Didn’t get to sleep til about 3:30am. Doh! Hehe. Was fun though 🙂
Washing washing washing!
Today it has been really nice weather and I have washed 6 LOADS of washing! So good to have it all done. Camping always seems to create so much washing. Wet swimmers, dirty clothes, dirty linen and towels etc. Ahhh, good thing it’s all done because tonight was a very special treat as Zoe had the privilege of playing Baby Jesus in the Road to Bethlehem production at Nunawading. Approx 3500 people take the journey each night and it runs from Monday through to Thursday. She played Jesus from 7:30 til 8:30pm. She did so well as it was SO hot. Here are some pics to prove how GORGEOUS she was –
How ADORABLE is she?!!!
Unfortunately today was the end of our camping trip.
Here are the kids having a play while we packed up the tents-
We packed up our tent and drove home.
We decided to stop along the way at Torquey and have some lunch and a quick swim.
We called in for a quick look at Bells Beach too (famous surf beach)-
Home now. Lots of unpacking and washing to do. Ahhh the joys.
Today was a lovely sunshiny day. We headed to the beach and had a swim and relaxed. It was bliss. Although a few of us ended up with a bit of this…
The sun always gets to white legs lol.
Almost everyone did a spot of fishing and Tilly caught her first fish!
and yes it was a catch and release. Too small for dinner 🙂
We enjoyed some ice-cream –
and exchanged gifts with our friends-
Tilly got a gorgeous crayon roll and note book. Handmade by Dannii.
Shannon got an iTunes gift card. I received a divine vintage fabric handbag that Dannii made me and Zoe received a cute jumpsuit and bibs, all personalised by Dannii. So blessed!
Today we dropped Vicki off in the morning at the airport –
said our goodbyes –
and watched her fly away 😦
Then we had a lovely brunch and catch up with our good friends Joel and Belinda (no pics here… sorry).
After that, we headed down to Lorne for 2 nights of camping, relaxing and socialising with the Best family. It was delightful!