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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.


I am Elle said...

Two Christmases definitely have to be on the PLUS side. Glad you got to have Christmas together before your big trip.
Hope your trip goes well and you all enjoy it!!

The Carmichaels said...

What a great day...I love big family get togethers!
Your garden is looking gorgeous Blanche.

Anyway have a great holiday, Im sure you'll have a blast :).

The Lovell Family said...

Merry Christmas Sayers family. Hope you have a great time together xx

The Williams family said...

lovely post blanche
have fun on your trip

Hannah Challis said...

I love having 2 Christmases! Looks like you all had a great time together and that the new deck and room were a great hit!!! (How exciting to have so much extra room for family gatherings!) ENJOY your holiday and your 2nd Christmas! Can't wait to see you soon!!

Nettie's Blog said...

Oh that is a great pic of the the four brothers...memories captured...love the good ole Ausssie BBQ...that really is our culture...so why do we slave over the tradition of the "old Country"...(all that hot stoggy stuff).....can someone tell me please!!!!!

Bride said...

I love the pic of Matt and his brothers too! It's a shame we can't have Christmas at your place this year... oh well, will have to go to Queensland instead!!! :)
see you in a couple of days xxx

Aimee said...

we had a great time. I'm with you about loving the two christmas'. Not only is it good to have so much family, but it means christmas lasts longer too. I lvoe Christmas time.
have a brilliant trip away x

Dan and Lou said...

well i had a great time looking at the photo's... Sure i would have had a better time if i was there!! See u all soon:)

Stephen and Chernoa said...

Looks like fun and agggggeeeeessss ago;) Great to see you guys at Wet n Wild.... that was so weird:)


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