This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue to have coffee...sip a glass of a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I've Been Pirated Away (so to speak)!!!

Here I am...Post Boxing Day...been kicked out of the kitchen...hence pirated away to Blogland!!! Mum, go and do your Blog they said...I'd had a headache this, I haven't had too much to drink...more like too much sun too quickly!!! We'll do dinner for could I refuse? Yesterday after lunch was spent on the beach in the most perfect of conditions!!! Glorious sunshine...great water unexpected post, what can I write about?
Then...I spotted Jo-Jo's new pirate goblet from Danelle...which came all the way from the Sea Horse attraction in I thought...mmmm...okay start with that!!!
So...wind back to Christmas morning...and here's Jo-Jo getting into her stocking!!!
Travelled up to Hubby's brother's place to meet up with all his family...this was a special day as his Mum...who is 85...moved down from Queensland earlier this year and it is the first time the 3 brothers and families had spent Christmas with her for many years!!! Here is Ryan demolishing the Gingerbread House!!!
Back down the coast on Boxing Day and Jo-Jo's brother took her out kayaking...a first for her...he is only too happy to do adventursome things with her!!!
Getting sooo confident!!!

Latest stocking receiver...showing off her new bangle!!!

Delicious food has been eaten, gifts have been exchanged...the house is happy with laughter and cheerful talk... my headache is gone and I am sipping a red slowly...My Cup Runneth Over...Now, they're calling, Mum...dinner's ready....
When friends enter a home, they sense its personality and character, the family's style of living...these elements make a house come alive with a sense of identity, a sense of energy, enthusiasm, and warmth, declaring..."This is who we are; this is how we live." Ralph Lauren
I hope you all are enjoying Post Christmas celebrations amongst your loved ones...


Kris said...

Love your photos! They really capture the feeling of your Christmas! Love the quote too!

Micki said...

Well, I got a good sense of what your Christmas was like...lovely! You really seemed to have had a wonderful time. Great pics!

Micki said...

Well, I got a good sense of what your Christmas was like...lovely! You really seemed to have had a wonderful time. Great pics!

Kimonos and Sushi said...

You have had such a wonderful time with your family over the Christmas beak. Great pictures

Lurline's Place said...

Hi Ingrid,
Lovely to visit and so happy you are a follower - I will be, too!
It all gets so busy, but I really love to catch up with the Aussie girls. Your Christmas looked wonderful - talk to you soon!
Hugs - Lurline♥

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

You've captured the spirit of the holidays so well. I love the smashing of the Gingerbread house!!! So hard to imagine going in water in December - not to mention your flowers blooming! And that pirate goblet is really something!I hope you received plenty of good reads to keep you occupied in your Armchair! I'm looking forward to the New Year with treasured friends like you Dzintra!

...Miss..Maddie's... said...

A perfect place to come visit to escape the blustery winds and blowing snow.
Do you realize how wonderful the water looks and your daughter how lucky in that brightly coloured kayak setting out on the sea.
It looks like everyone is enjoying themselves in the land downunder!
xo Susan

Sea Angels said...

What is Christmas about...YES you have put a beautiful picture together, full of love and family delights. It does not get better than that!!
May the New Year be blessed with the
Love and Best Wishes
Lynn xx

a good yarn said...

What a lovely Christmas you've had. How marvellous to have all the family together. Everyone seems to have had a nice time and the stockings stuffed full of goodies look great. Yummy gingerbread house too.

Now it's time to sit back and relax...

Cheers...Ann :)

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