That’s it! Christmas 2014 Part 1 is done! Christmas Day spent with my beautiful family = my 3 sisters, my mum, my husband, brothers in law, nieces and nephews!
Christmas comes at such a wonderful time of the year doesn’t it! What more could you ask for to finish the year than spending it being merry with those you love most dear!
Christmas Day on my side of the family always includes a roast lunch with plenty of potatoes, roast lamb, veges, lashings of gravy and delectable desserts! This year, we kept to tradition, mostly, but we tried to keep the oven cooking to a minimum during these past hot summer days.
So it was roast lamb on the spit and 14 hour slow cooked beef brisket for the main event! And oh my, they were just awesome!!! The beef brisket hubby and my twin and I did was perfecto – totally going to make it again and it was definitely a hit – with nearly 2.7kg of briskety goodness nearly all gone! Check out the delicious recipe we used here!
I hope you all had a fabulous day filled with awesome food, jolly tummies and plenty of laughter! It is one perfect way to top off the year that was!
Now I can’t wait for Christmas the 2nd with hubby’s family on Monday where we get to do all of it over again 😀
Plenty of presents, plenty of laughter and plenty of love to go around! One of the most wonderful times of the year – always remembering the reason for the season…Jesus! Thank you for the peace and sacrifice you made for us – not just for a season, but for our eternity!!!
Part of the fun of course is the giving and what comes with giving….WRAPPING! One of my favourite things, especially with the help of a husband who has to have every single corner completely straight!
Every year I look sadly at last years leftover wrapping paper and head on out for a sweet new festive wrap! I can’t help myself. It’s one of the things that puts a smile on my dial which is great when it also becomes one of the busiest work times of the year!!!
This year we’ve decided to keep it plain recycled paper with some cute festive string and tags. The best thing about this paper though, after much debate as to what wrapping paper TO purchase, was that we can use this any time of the year! And at just $3 for 7 metres – cost effective too!
So in all the fun of memoraxing the wrapping that has been done, I get to memorax one other little thing….however unwrapped!
My little Millie – she couldn’t help herself and every time I took a photo she went straight to the back of the tree trying to figure out what on earth I was taking a photo of! Now how adorable is that….just made this “happy its Christmas” lady even happier!
So to all you lovelies out there, I hope you are find gorgeous little moments to smile and be grateful for amongst the chaos that is the festive season! The more smiles filled with these moments, the more you become joyful and you can then be merry and bright to someone elses season!