Sunday, 26 December 2010

Christmas Joy

I've had a great Christmas - nothing overly special just a fab time with friends and family.

It all started Christmas Eve when we went out for a meal with DD's BF's family. Followed by bowling with them and DS's GF's family. We have been bowling on Christmas Eve for the last 5 or so years (it's a great way to keep teenagers occupied before bed and it means I have to get everything done by tea time so no last minute rushing around).There were 14 of us all together and we had a great time. This is my Facebook album but for those who don't have face book here's my favourite piccies.
DD's BF Kieran and DS Michael


DD Philly and Me


Christmas Day was great, my Dad came down (first time he's left his house since coming outof hospital) he was tired but did manage the whole day. Thank you for all the well wishes whilst he's been unwell, they have meant so much to me.

My Dad
Christmas table
Christmas Cake with my stitched cake band
I had some lovely gifts; a scarf and friendship calendar  from Julie; a hardanger chart from Karan; a compact mirror from Barb and a DMC thread set my friend in Canada Breda - thank you ladies
My lovely gifts
Ruby had a lovely day too - she loved this new toy - a plastic cracker
Ruby and her toy
Today DH and I went to MIL's for lunch - it was so beautiful driving along - they have had more frost and snow than us and it looked so magical. I took some photos on my phone whilst we were driving along but they've come out quite well. They are here in my online photo album but here are my favourite two.

Tomorrow DH and I are off to Birmingham on the train - we should have gone last Thursday but the weather was too bad - we're having lunch at Cafe Rouge; it's our favourite restaurant and he has a champagne voucher for his birthday :0

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas - God bless x x x

6 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely photos. Happy Christmas.

Pointed Stitcher said...

So glad your dad was able to join you.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Glad to hear you had a great Christmas and bowling on Christmas Eve is such a cool idea! We go out for breakfast and do a little last minute shopping on Christmas Eve.

Sheilasembroidery said...

It sounds as if you all had a great day

Christine said...

It sounds lovely. I'm glad your Dad was well enough to join you for the day

Julie said...

Lovely to see Dad, i did miss seeing him this year with not being at church.

Lots of snow, was great to have a white Christmas wasn't it

Hope you had a lovely belated birthday trip today in Birmingham

{{big hug}}