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Friday, December 29, 2017

Tom is wearing me out......

  It really has been wonderful having Tom (g/son) visit this Christmas......
he has been wearing me out.....

We went Tenpin Bowling......



Playing the WII......


What fun we have had..... lots of visiting Aunts and cousins....
movies, jet skiing, shopping, sleep overs and lots more.....
A few random photos of Tom enjoying himself.....
he is such a character, a wonderful sense of humour and a lot of fun....



Gosh we will miss him.....
It will be sad to see him go home but hopefully it won't be long between visits....

Not much happening on the sewing front as yet.....

Toodles.....

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Day

 Christmas get together is at my place this year and I'm super excited that we are sharing it with Tom this year......
I messaged this photo to all the family letting them know that I was ready and waiting.....


We do Secret Santa with a $20 limit which really makes for a lot of fun pressies.......
We try to keep Christmas very simple and fun..... no stress ......
Who received a "nerf " gun....woohoooo


Thank you Clayton.....I loveeeee it......
There is nothing more scary than me with a nerf gun.....hehehe 





Tom joining in the spirit with his antlers on.....



Liz did salads and we bought the meats......
we like to share the preparation for the day as much as possible .....
still with the no stress theme.....



Heather made the trifle ......


Rob and Gav looking eager......


Tom and Clayton


How great is this.....

Sylvio and June doing the dishes and Jake  packing  them all away.....



June made very cute Reindeer cup cakes.....
but I gobbled one antler before the photo...... 
naughty aren't I ?
My Boxing Day cuppa and cake.....


More to come soon.....

Toodles.....

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas

     

Wishing all my Family and Friends a Very Happy Christmas.......

Helen

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas shopping and a visit to Heahter's

Christmas shopping with Heather, Tom and Sylvio.....
we needed to stop for a bite to eat and a cuppa.....



 Tom then went to  Heather's for  a sleep over.....
Pop playing with the virtual headgear.....
not sure he had as much as we did watching him.....


We had a very quiet 54th Wedding Anniversary today.....
just enjoying afternoon tea at Heather's....

So off I go again.....Toodles.....

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tuesday girls Christmas do......


First things first.....gift giving....

Gorgeous gifts from these lovely girls.....

Love this calendar.....Thank you Nor.....


I do love a serviette holder..... or 2.......
a First Aid kit and shopping bags.....
Thanks Sandi..... just great.....



The shopping bags fold up so small which is terrific.....



I did say I loved a serviette holder didn't I ?

Well Teresa gave me this beauty for my B-B-Q table.....
fantastic.... Thank you Teresa.....



A picture no artist could paint......
this is a joke that is just toooo hard to explain really....
but I love this photo....


Teresa gave Sandi a very pretty pink selfie stick so then the silliness started.....



By george she got it......


Now we are off to enjoy our Christmas lunch at the .....

The Queen patiently waiting for our arrival.....


"Fox and Hounds" English/Irish pub at Wangawallan......

Oh my goodness ..... we do love a "Foxy Lady" drink .....




look out here she goes again.......



"Toad in the Hole" it was soooo yummie.....


Rhubarb and apple crumble.....
Oh my I am sooooo full.....



Such a fantastic day......

Thanks heaps for the wonderful gifts and of course the laughter.....
Teresa....Sandi.... Norreen.....

you girls are amazing...... love you all to bits.....

Ooooops nearly forgot to add the last of the advent pressies.....

Days 17....24 from Norreen

Love them all thank you Nor.....


Ok it is Toodles from me again.....


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Our special visitor.....

We are so lucky to have Tom (Rob's son) visit for Christmas for the first time......
hopefully there will be lots of photos to come......

 Rob brought Tom to stay for a couple of days with us........ 
he is  having fun being able to stay with his Dad (Rob) ....
then with Aunts and Cousins......
he arrived today and going home on the 4th January.....
plenty of time to catch up with everyone......

Tom was telling me that he usually missed out on placing the star or angel on the Christmas tree at his home....... so I left our trees for him to do when he arrived....


He was loving the fun.....





There will be lots of catching up with family this Christmas.....

Toodles.....





Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sunday Stitchers Christmas party


This year Sandi opened her home for us to enjoy our party.....

So many great decorations everywhere you look.....


The table was decorated beautifully.....



Then Santa arrived........
he certainly had an impressive "HoHoHo"


Santa was very busy handing out the gifts.....
Ooooops a bit blurry.....
Tatyana


Teresa


Norreen


Susan


Alison


Marilyn


 Cheryl


Inca


De


Michelle


Noela


Maria..... very cosy with Santa


Santa with Mrs. Claus


All the girls had beautiful little gifts for each other......



Santa takes a pretty good photo


Cheryl's show and tell.....


Birthday girls......
Noela and me


Birthday gifts.....


Our swap pressies.....




My fabulous present from Michelle .....
I just love it and can't wait to use it.....




Great little gifts from all the girls....



Sandi checking out the pressie we all gave her for opening her home to us ......




Sandi had organised games for us as well......



I don't seem to have photos of the other games......
Even the toilet door got the treatment......


Yes we did have lunch..... 
everyone contributed to lunch and morning tea but no photos unfortunately.....
I must have been way tooooo hungry......
What a fabulous day we had......
thanks so much to Sandi for all the fun and laughter.....

Toodles......,