Saturday, December 27, 2008

Post Christmas

Hannah is spending the afternoon/early evening with her Nannie and Grandad today so I thought I'd download our Christmas photos and send a few catch up emails while I have a bit of time :)

We had a wonderful Christmas Day, the first of many to treasure with our wee girl :) We started the day by opening a few pressies at home and then headed bright and early to my parents.

Watching my niece Zoe open her presents from Father Christmas was just priceless.

We all got thoroughly spoilt with lots of neat pressies, Glenn gave me vouchers to one of my favourite shops so I can spend them while we are on holiday.
Then it was off to Glenn's parents to have more presents, a yummy brunch and to spend a few hours with Glenn's brother and his family. Our little niece Alice is now 12 weeks old, she is so sweet.
Later in the day it was back to my parents where we spent the rest of Christmas day partaking in a good old fashinoned Kiwi Christmas - ham, pork, lamb, new season potatoes, lots of yummy salads, for dessert it was pavalova, fresh fruit salad. Just divine, lol.
A special visitor dropped by too :)

Just had to share this photo of the gorgeous gingerbread house one of my aunties made for her grandaughter who turned five on Christmas Day. It has become bit of a tradition that my aunty makes one for all the children in the family for their 5th birthday, this started way back when my brother turned 5 almost 30 years ago.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, be back soon!
Happy stitching, bye for now,


Susan said...

It looks like Hannah had a lovely time! That gingerbread house is lovely!

Lisa said...

It looks like such a beautiful Christmas! I'm so happy for you. :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Awww it looks like you had a very special first Christmas with your daughter!

stitcherw said...

What great pictures, glad it sounds like you all had a wonderful time. The gingerbread house looks great, very yummy.

Kathy said...

brill pics hun, glad to see you all had a great time. Happy New Year to you and yours

Hugs xxxx

Suzanne said...

Sounds like fun was had by one and all. Hannah looks very cute!

I love the gingerbread house. They are fun to make and even yummier to eat.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Andrea said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time. Must say the hat does look a little on the large size. Dare say Hannah will grow into it.

I hope you, DH and Hannah have a happy and healthy 2009.

Anita said...

Darling pictures of Hannah, she is so cute. Hope you all had a wonderful christmas and happy new year to you and your family.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful Christmas!

I am returning to the stitching blogging world. I have not been around in a long time and hope that you will add me to your blog roll!

Name: Vicki said...

Hannah is a precious little doll! All of your ornaments are gorgeous. You did a wonderful job stitching and finishing them. Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas!

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Hello! My name is Nika! I so like your blog! We are from Russia. My husband and I to work with students. We organize many clubs to construct attitudes friendship and to speak them about the Christ. I have ladys club, we to do hand made cards, scrapbook, quilt and crosstitch. It is good opportunity to testify about our God and His love! Every Saturday I have craft club for ladyes. We do cards, quilt, crochet, cross stitch too. It very not usual and new to Russian culture. I to study from different blogs how to make cards, made quilt and to use different technics. We are missionary to the Far East Russia. We are russian. We live in city Birobidzhan, it is the Jewish region in Russia. A lot of Jews live here. They have synagogues and to celebrate religious holidays. But many of them do not know the Christ. We have 2 daughters. Polina is 8 years and Liliya is 2 years.And if you are interesting about us I shall be glad give answer to you. I will glad if you can write me.Sorry my English.

You can vizit to my blog
and our family ministry blog

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