Saturday, December 25, 2010

Some things change.......

............some things stay the same.................

Whilst there have been some big changes in my life this past year there are some things that have stayed the same.....the lead up to Christmas was (as always) busy and sometimes tiring.......but the day itself was fabulous.......no dramas.....food was great and company was excellent.  Lots of laughs as presents were opened and old times relived.  Mark and Terri hosted the day at my house

.......sorting out the esky's was a serious task for everyone to get involved in.....Terri was supervising to ensure there was room for food as well as drinks.........the boys seemed to be leaning in the direction of more drinks...less food.......(notice even Rose was putting her 2 cents worth in......)


I finished icing the cakes late last night......and there isn't much of this one left tonight! The Santa used to be on our Christmas cake every year when I was growing up........and he is still there......

Another  thing that stayed the same this year was starting a jigsaw to be worked on during the holiday break whilst watching the cricket or just relaxing....Rhiannon and Wade bought me this one which I started late this afternoon.......

One thing about my kids.......they are competitive......not sure where that comes from.....?? There are those who say it is me........me??....I am not so sure........anyhoo..........who knew that putting together the frame of the jigsaw was a competition.......???  Rhiannon's BF Wade jumped right in as soon as they arrived back from his parents house.....

.....and before long everyone was involved.......there was a lot of sledging about methods employed by some "jigsaw-ers"........but tonight the frame is complete..........and I can get on with filling in the rest of it over the next couple of weeks........

Someone who didn't get involved with the jigsaw was Rose......she is all Christmassed out and took to her blanket for a well earned rest after a strenuous day!


Thanks to everyone for helping make this such a wonderful day......Terri did a great job in the kitchen and turned out an excellent lunch.......Mark was in charge of dinner and did a fabulous job of combining left-overs into toasted sandwiches for everyone ....followed by cake and/or chocolates.  I was going to have an early night tonight....but that hasn't happened. But..... tomorrow will be a lazy day.....watching the start of the Sydney to Hobart (yacht) race and then the Boxing Day test (cricket) from Melbourne......and probably a nanna nap in the afternoon! (and of course jigsawing!)

Hoping everyone out there in blog land had (or is having) a fantastic Christmas and I look forward with new hope and confidence to a brilliant year in 2011.  Here's to change....and things that stay the same!

'Til next time....................Lorraine

15 comments:

Kris said...

It's certainly true that some things change, and some stay the same. Looks like a great day. I'm a bit like Rose, glad at the end of the day that it is all over. It is finished now for us. Have a good break!

Karen said...

We just finished working a jigsaw puzzle. Love to do them.

Darlene said...

A wonderful day, indeed!

Happy Holidays, Loz!

Kathy said...

I love seeing the Christmas celebrations from the other side of the world - so different from ours, and yet alike in so many ways. No one here is wearing sleeveless dresses! Brrr! But the important parts of sharing with family are the same. Merry Christmas! (It's still Christmas morning here)

May Britt said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Maree: said...

So Glad you had a Lovely Day with the Kidlets...Your Xmas Cake look Fab..Enjoy your Break Now ..
cheers

Amanda said...

Looks like you had a great day. I hosted lunch at our place which is the first time that is happened for ages and we had a great day too. The kids and uncles had a dip in the pool in the afternoon and everyone had a nice time. Now 2 weeks of no work YEAH but probably lots of sewing.

Levin said...

Merry Christmas Lorraine!
Sounds like you had a good day. I hope that next year has less of the downs and more of the ups!
That photo of Rose is so cute! I know exactly how she feels ;-)
l
x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like a good day Loz...the esky, is just so important...LOL...yes, here's to change and things that stay the same...

Anita said...

Merry Christmas Loz - looks like a great day was had by all!

Leanne said...

Looks like a great day. I agree Rose does look plum tuckered out.

Shay said...

The important things stayed the same Loz. Family, good times, the ability to enjoy yourself.

Your day looks wonderful.

Here's to a fabulous 2011 for you. I think you should make it the year of Loz.

Suzanne said...

We gave everyone of the kids and grandkids a puzzle, but never started one. I'll have to search the piles under the tree for a new one to start. Happy Holidays to you and yours, my friend!

Sue said...

What a beautiful post. Made me feel all warm and fuzzy. Your Christmas sounded like a perfect day and I'm so glad for you. Jigsaws.....what a great idea for all to do on those lazy days after xmas when kids come and go and everyone can have a hand in it. I'm going to get one out now. And your Christmas cake looks gorgeous. Wishing you well Lorraine and here's to 2011 being a fresh start for all. xx Sue and family

Lynda said...

What a great day you had - Merry Christmas Lorraine.