Wednesday, December 26, 2012

'Tis The Day After Christmas

 Wednesday 26th December, 2012

Christmas has come and gone for another year.  I hope you all had a good one.  We have had a great Christmas spent with family and friends.

Last Saturday afternoon (which seems like eons ago now) we picked Katie up.  They went visiting friends on Saturday morning and so that's why we met up with her in the afternoon.  Seeing the temperature was around 35C we took her to the pool for an hour or so.  We called into the shops for some last minute food items, like the prawns and ham, and then home.  

Katie wanted to make her infamous "Chocky Balls", with some help from Poppa, plus earlier I had made some gingerbread and so she cut out the shapes and we baked them.  After the baking was done we headed out for some dinner and then off to see some Christmas Lights.

We had heard about this street in St Peters, Ninth Street, and so our first stop was there. Wow it was amazing........they said that around 45 houses in the street decorate their front yards with truly was a magical sight.

Our next stop was up in the hills to Hahndorf.  One house in particular we wanted to see and it was well worth the visit.

Sunday was spent preparing food for Sunday night.  Rick and Dianne and Jodi, Troy and the girls were coming over.  Tori was bringing a friend, Dylan.  Earlier in the day Rick rang to say that he had to take Dianne to the hospital on Saturday night and she had been admitted.  When I spoke to her earlier in the week she had complained of stomach pains.

I spoke to Dianne in the hospital, they presumed she had a kidney infection, but couldn't be sure until she had a scan which couldn't be done until the Monday.

Rick still came on Sunday night.  It was a great night until Jodi and Troy had a disagreement which involved Tori and so she left in tears.  Why does Christmas bring out the worst in some people?  The girls still enjoyed unwrapping their presents and were happy with what they received.

Monday was a quiet day.  Tony had to work, Katie and I prepared some more food for dinner Monday night.  Kahra and Darrin were coming over.  This was a much happier occasion.  We all had a great time.  Katie couldn't wait to open her presents.

We had bought her a trampoline for Christmas.  Darrin had called by on the Thursday night to pick it up in his truck and he was going to assemble it while Katie was staying over so that it would be all ready for her on Christmas morning.

He had taken some photos of it assembled to show us and Kahra wanted him to show Katie the photos so that Tony and I could see her reaction.  We wanted to let her wake up to it on Christmas morning, she still would have rang us so excitedly to tell us she had a trampoline.

Anyway Darrin ended up showing Katie the photo and her reaction was priceless.  She couldn't believe it and was close to tears.  I did shed some tears to see her so happy.

Christmas morning was so nice for Tony and I to have a bit of a sleep in.  Robyn and Bob came by at around 10.30 and 11.30 we left to go to Glenelg and the Watermark Hotel.  We were having a smorgasboard Christmas lunch.  The food was magnificent.  It was truly worth the $130 per head.  There was so much food plus more besides.

Father Christmas came and handed all the children a goodie bag, the adults got a container that they could fill with all sorts of goodies like fairy cakes, white christmas, brownies, rum balls, chocolate truffles, rocky road, etc.  

A wooden Christmas tree was on every table and these were allowed to be taken home.  As Robyn and I both wanted one Bob asked if we could have a spare one.  "Yes, no problem", the waitress said and went off to get one.  In the end she came back with more and so Robyn and I ended up with three each, 1 large and 2 small ones  They also gave us a goodie bag for Katie.

We enjoyed it so much we booked again for next year's Christmas.

Today has mostly been spent winding down.  The last few days have been hectic and so it's nice to just sit and relax.  Thank goodness I don't have to prepare any food, we have enough left overs for our meals today.

1 comment:

  1. Oh what a wonderful Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing it. Your photos are fabulous. What wonderful captures of your granddaughter's joy. (am I right? I only assume she is your granddaughter.)

    The Christmas lights are just beautiful. I did not get any photos of the lights this year. By the time evening rolled around I was either at work or too pooped to pop. lol. Your photos really brightened my day. Thank you.

    You have a wonderful day, Hugs, Edna B.