We have a family meal at our place on Christmas Eve. This allows family members to then meet up with friends and other family members on Christmas Day. This year was the smallest gathering we've had in ages but that worked out well, as since starting the medication the doctor prescribed, nearly a week ago, I've felt quite unwell. The family were brilliant as each brought a contribution to the meal. An unexpected last minute drop out was my brother's girlfriend. Her older male dog had taken ill and had to be rushed to the vet. My brother came on his own two hours late but it was relief to know that he and Myra were ok as I had started to worry that they had been in a car accident in the heavy rain driving down from Mt Nebo. Still sad news about the dog. I must try to find out the latest but the dog wasn't expected to last long...so sad!!!
My poor frazzled brother enjoying a late dinner.
My daughter Liz brought the spinach dip in the cobloaf...it was very popular!
Liz and Jen
Nikki took lots of photos for me
Present unwrapping; lots of lovely thoughtful gifts were given
|On Christmas Day we went to DH's brother and sister in law's place for lunch. The photo above shows some of Mary's decorations. It was a larger gathering of the family including David's children and their children and Meg and Liz also attended.|
|Another little great-niece, little 6 week old Ashleigh celebrating her first Christmas.|
We didn't even hear a noise of the cannister falling but even Eduardo knows when he's had enough; he stopped voluntarily!!! lol