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Where do I begin? I guess At the beginning! I live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia with my wonderful hubby, Matthew and our four angels (part time devils) Isaac, Reuben, Isabella, and Charlotte. Currently I'm a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love that. Nothing else compares. I'm also studying the Master of Teaching part-time and I'm serving as the relief society president of our ward. I love being outside, especially in summer. I love big windows & lots of light. I love swimming, running and mowing the lawn! my favourite vegetable is carrots (or potatoes if mum's baked them) and I love fresh fruit salad. My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my precious family.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Family Christmas #1

Because we are leaving on our trip this week and will miss Christmas with Matt's family, we all got together on Saturday to celebrate the season together. Despite the weather forecast predicting rain, it was a pleasant day without a single drip! We celebrated in true Aussie style with a scrumptious BBQ and an assortment of salads followed by a beautiful selection of desserts.
There was plenty of laughing, singing, dancing and playing for all.

Keith and Dawn enjoying a joke.

It was nice to have everyone over to test out the new room and deck!
below: Matt and his brothers Paul, Joe and James.

Aimee and Amy - oh and little Meggie too (she is sooo cute!)

It's always fun to see the kids exchange gifts and find out who their Secret Santa was.

It's fun to get together to swap stories, to laugh at each others expense, to hang out, to eat way too much, to share pressies, to make heaps of mess, and to just be together. Some people think it's a bit of a pain to have to do Christmas twice with both sides of the family, but I don't. I feel very blessed to be able to share fun family times with all of the family we have - although we do madly miss our family who are absent (Lou, Dan, Zeek & Ollie, and Declan, Justine, Gus, Tilly & Felix, and Bridey, Tone, Sam, George, Jack and Mia) We wish you were here! Looking forward to seeing your family soon Lou and to spending Christmas #2 with you guys Bride. Can't wait.