Title edited to add another year back to my life. Why did I think it was Christmas 2013 already??
|Misty Christmas morning|
With the hot and dry weather we have been having Christmas day might have been a bit uncomfortable but instead it dawned cool and wet. A very pleasant 23 degrees C and more rain during the day and evening. A sunny, dry Christmas is very much over-rated in my books.
|Nanny, Pop and the grandchildren.|
Instead of staying at home and this year, we headed up to my parents' home and spent part of the day with them and my sister's family. Here are the grandparents and their grandchildren that were there on the day. We will get to see some of the others in a few days. When we arrived home in the afternoon, it was birthday celebrations for Hope. It was such a tiring day though that she requested a raincheck on her birthday cake which we will have in a day or two. I think I am a little tired because although I am an adult (I am not grown up), I still struggle to get to sleep on Christmas eve. It is all just a bit too exciting.
I partcipated in Chookyblue's swap again this year. It is amazing the number of parcels to-ing and fro-ing between stitching bloggers around the globe and the generosity is inspiring too. Thanks Chooky for organising such a wonderful swap.
Ulla from Sweden sent me a lovely bag and pot holder as my main gift. I think I will have to hit the town for a coffee just to show my new bag off. It was struggle to not sneak a peak in the wrapping before the 25th but I did the right thing and followed the rules.
Now I am going to have a quick look around my favourite blogs and then an early night.