Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas 2014

My brother and nieces came down for a week just before Christmas,  It's been years since we've seen Tim and too long since we've seen the girls - it was lovely to spend time catching up with them.  Tuesday we headed to the beach for a BBQ breakfast.  We got to watch a pod of dolphins swim by while we waited for the BBQ and the girls searched for shells.  

After breakfast we went down to the beach / rock pool to hand feed the fish caught in there.

From there we headed back to my place so we could have a swim in the pool.

Thursday night we all met up to go and look at the Christmas lights.    There were some amazing houses / displays - the girls especially loved the snow machine!

Katie, James & the boys arrived for the weekend on Friday night, so we decided to move the Christmas celebrations forward to Saturday.  Saturday morning Craig & I headed to Mum's for breakfast and then opening the presents.  Lots of excited and happy squeals from the kids :)

Saturday night we headed back back to mum's for a family Christmas dinner.  After dinner the kids had a ball running around with the sparklers I brought along while we sat around chatting.

Sunday morning Craig & I headed to the annual breakfast catch up with Cathie, Kylie and families.  We had a yummy brunch and swapped gifts before everyone headed off for a swim (I didn't get a chance to take any photos - oops!).  Craig & I skipped the swim and headed back to my mum's so we could take some quick (and long overdue family photos) before everyone headed home to Blackwater.

Christmas day was celebrated with Craig's family at our house.  Christmas morning was calls to family and friends, then Craig's dad and brother Adam came over for lunch (fresh prawns & crabs).  The rest of the family joined us in the late afternoon so everyone could have a swim before enjoying a traditional roast dinner that Craig's mum had prepared.

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