Phew, it is almost over! I have had so many Christmas celebrations this year that I am well and truly over it and ready for life to go back to normal. Well, not completely normal, I am enjoying the holidays from work of course!
Cosmo intently watching Connie put up her Christmas tree at the start of December
Our first family Christmas was at my place with my mum...
My version of a Christmas tree in a small apartment!
Me and AJ getting in the Christmas spirit
Heavily spiked egg nog
Connie cutting the turkey
Me filling up my glass from my awesome drink fountain
The delicious food: turkey, stuffing, mashed potato, corn bread, cranberry sauce and gravy... North American style for our Canadian family members!
AJ and my older brother
Me, my mum and my two sister in laws
Me and Connie back at her place (she lives practically next door so we tend to split parties up ove the two houses).
AJ proving that he is more like a dog than Cosmo, we call him scraps for a reason...
My younger brother and their (spoilt) dog Cosmo
Things go downhill when the singing starts...
We drove 4 hours to AJ's family house on Christmas morning... I hate driving with a passion and I even drove because sitting in the car for so long was too uncomfortable without something to take my mind off the pain in my back from my surgery.
AJ on Christmas day with his new little niece
Doing what all babies do and playing with the wrapping paper!
AJ's happy, he got the game he wanted
After lunch we drove a further 3 hours to my dad's place...
Dad's version of a Christmas tree
Me on the hammock in my dad's lounge and being very worried I would bring the whole roof down if I broke it!
Dad carving the ham
The Christmas night feast
My younger brother and AJ
Me trying to recover from eating too much!
Always room for cherry pie...
Ah, something was funny???
Indoor cricket... probably not a good idea...
Me and Connie trying to look cute
AJ and my step mum choosing the Christmas music
Dad and I putting our feet up after dinner
Doing the twist... probably not something I should be doing after a body lift...
Boxing Day, relaxing in the sun at my dad's place
My dad's back yard
Cosmo playing in the channel at my dad's
Cosmo's little head poking up through the dam at my dad's, he thinks all the water is amazing!
One last family Christmas with my extended family at a winery in Daylesford...
Family wine tasting
My brother and sister in law enjoying the wine tasting
Yum, this was an amazing pinot, I bought a bottle to drink tonight on New Year's Eve
Delicious beer, of course many jokes were made about the name...
Me and Connie always take a few selfies
And that is it, a lovely, but exhausting Christmas with my family. I am very excited for 2012 to come to a close and start a fresh, bright new year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!