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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

And even more 25 Days of Christmas...

My goodness another week has gone by already! 
Day 15 photo was 'about collars'. Same dress, different wearers and different collars.
On the left is DD1 wearing the dress I made for her first communion, and a few years later DD2 is wearing the same dress for the school's Christmas Carols Night. Yep, the good old detachable collars. 

Day 16 photo is Jimmy, DD2's dog, all dressed up in his cute Christmas outfit. He'd probably still fit into it as he hasn't grown much. 😃

Day 17 
A children's book that has become a favourite of mine ever since a teaching partner introduced me to it. Some of my classes have acted out the story for end of year concerts. It is the Christmas story told from the viewpoint of the innkeeper at Bethlehem. He gets increasingly grumpy as he is being woken up throughout the night by shepherds and kings knocking at his door as well as bright lights and choirs of angels preventing him from sleeping.
If you have the time, this is a link to a lovely video of some New Zealand children acting out the story.

Day 18 photo is from Christmas Eve 2014 when the family was speaking to DsD3 via Skype. She was living in Canada and had to get up during the early hours of the morning for the call, due to the time difference. ( it was the day before Christmas Eve in that part of the world) This year she will be sitting at the same table as the rest of us.
Day 19
This is a collage of photos of Christmas break up activities that our family were involved with at our parish church...late 1980s, early 1990s vintage. It was always lots of fun for the children and adults alike. 

Day 20
From vintage to present day...some of the Christmas decorations we saw in Port Macquarie just a few days ago...
 The baubles on the tree were as big as basketballs! 

Day 21
Recently a brand new IKEA store opened just north of Brisbane at Northlakes. DH and I waited a week or so before heading up there for a look. 
We bought a few gifts for some of the little people in our lives and then headed down to the checkouts. And just before the checkouts was the Christmas department and I was entranced by the range of decorations. Entranced but not tempted to buy, I just took some photos. 
So December is now in its third week; not long now till Christmas 😃🌲🌲


Kate said...

So nice for you that your daughter will be joining you in person this year. Merry Christmas to all of you!

Jackie said...

How wonderful that DsD3 will be with you this Christmas. Enjoy.

God bless.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, Maria. Thank you very much for linking up all your wonderful yarn work this year :) xxx

Nanna Chel said...

Detachable collars...what a good idea, Maria. I never made a dress for my daughter with one as I don't think I had heard about them when she was little. A good collection of Chrissy photos there.

Cynthia said...

I remember detachable collars! Such pretty little daughters you had.