Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Day 2012.

Merry Christmas dear blog readers. (I know there is at least one! Hello Aunty Connie!) I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday. It started very early in this house with the girls up at 5.00 already having tackled their stocking and standing by our bed side at 5.15 asking when they can open whats under the tree. I stretched them out till 6am!

They got totally spoilt of course. New clothes, bathers, craft stuff and the winner was new scooters!

We then chatted on the phone to family over the other side of Australia then packed some drinks and snacks and headed out in the boat. We went to our favourite destination, Sandy Beach, a 30 minute boat ride up the river. Its a popular spot but for the whole three hours nobody was there which was fantastic! We put the gazebo up, had a coffee, had some gingerbread and fruit mince pies, went for a swim, watched the grey clouds roll over the range in front of us. It was beautiful, very lucky and thankful to be here for Christmas Day.

This is my greatest gift though. The affection these two girls show towards each other is heartwarming. For all the yelling at them and nagging I do throughout the year, no more or less than any other parent I am sure, and here they are with grins as wide as the watermelon slices they are eating. Life is good.

And then when we thought it couldn't get any better, we had dinner at friends which included prawns and two red claw that Daz caught from the Lake the day before. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Conratulations Grace!

Well the school year has ended. We have had the final school assembley and guess who picked up the Art Award for Middle Primary? Yes, our little Gracie Lou! She nearly fell off her chair when her name was called out. Well done Grace, we are very proud of you.