Well, after spending a glorious 2 days over Christmas and Boxing Day with our family we have decided we never want to spend that time of the year away from home . Unless of course we had the kids and grandkids with us, and our parents and our family.
Photo : our 6 beautiful grandchildren
It was Charlottes 2nd birthday on Christmas Day. It is and always will be a special day for her we will make sure of that. We actually had quite a cool day , that does happen quite often at this time of the year. Kate came and spent a couple of days with us during the week. We met Kate in Central America and as she was coming to Australia she dropped by to see us. It was great to get to know her a little better away from travelling conditions. She also got to meet our clan and I think she got an insight into our way of life in Australia and particularly a small town like Gawler. Taking her around with me to do my chores made me realize what at great place we live in and how friendly everyone is. As we saw her off to go back to Sydney we realized we will miss her. We went to my sister Julies and our niece Lees home for Christmas. It really was a very relaxing day meeting up with everyone, some we only catch up with a couple of times a year. Our daughters did something very special for us. As most of our readers know our son Adam and his darling wife are away for 2 years and it was the first time we were'nt together as a family. I was feeling a little sad that we wouldn't see them.
As we walked into my sisters living room we were confronted with life sized cardboard cutouts of the two of them dressed in their clothes borrowed from our house as we are storing some of their things... must remember to change our locks... only joking. Well I burst out crying along with my sister ...her son Paul is in N.Z. for sometime as well, it was a good cry fest. They looked so real it was so freaky. They had pride of place near the Xmas tree. It made us feel compassion for those who have lost their kids and are spending this time of the year without them. We must appreciate our time we have with our loved ones and always tell them we love them with an extra hug for them.We love our kids and their adorable children we are so blessed. Happy New Year to all of you. Keep on sharing your smiles.