Wishing all a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

What a happy, fun, crazy time of year we're having here. It's been such a busy time & this week it's not going to slow down either. Last Thursday was the preschool Christmas party & the "graduating" children were given their preschool diplomas! One thing I learnt is that Ellie loves (I mean LOVES) to be up front. As the children were all singing (& this was done at maximum volume) Ellie was not only singing, but also swaying to the music, trying to dance on the spot & holding her diploma as a microphone! She is quite the little showgirl!!!!

We got the biggest surprise on Dave's birthday (he's 30th - for 9 months he'll be hearing about it as well - til my 30th birthday!!!LOL) Dave's parents made a surprise visit down. They had organised it with Dave's work & surprised him there. When he called me just said he had a surprise coming home. Well I was preparing to go out to a Christmas party (that we also crashed with a birthday cake as most of our closest friends from down here were there) & so had gotten the children all ready & just had a shower myself. I had my underwear on & remembered I had to get something from the family room (past the front door - which is all glass by the way) I was just running past when Dave opened the door to come in - yes - I flashed my in-laws (thankfully I had underwear on!!!LOL) Non-the-less we still had a lovely time with them!

Saturday marked the start of our summer holidays - it also marked the 3rd night in a row that the kids were up very late. (Sunday night was late as well) I'm now wondering if they will ever go to sleep again before 10pm (it's now light til after 9pm out here!!!) At least tonight they can go down at their normal 7:30pm (except Zai who has swim club!!) Tomorrow night is the community Christmas carnival, so guess that will be late as well!!!

As you can imagine, I'm very busy at the moment, so have decided to take a break from blogging. Dave has a couple of weeks off after Christmas & we want to enjoy spending lots of quality time as a family!!

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas celebrating our Saviour's birth!!
And a Very Happy New Year!!!
Thanks for all the lovely comments over the last year!!!
I'll be back mid January 2009....


Mum-me said...

You sounds as busy and up as late as we are, but it's all great fun.

What a welcome for the in-laws!

Have a great Christmas and holiday!

BoufMom9 said...

Sounds like you will be having a lovely holiday! I will miss you, but look forward to hearing all about the family time :)

Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

ps LOL about flashing the inlaws!!!

Cassandra-ann said...

Love the Pics, the kids are so gorgeous!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Aunty Sel said...

Merry Christmas to all of you too!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Ellie you look gorgous at your graduation.
Eli and Jud you look very happy after your cooking.
Zai, I hope your swim club goes well.
Luv you all,
Aunty Sel

Grandma said...

What a gorgeous looking bunch!!!! I do remember a certain mummy of Ellie's who used to like being up the front performing.....actually, I suspect her daddy did too (certainly did in his late teens & I suspect he did as a littlie!!!!! Dav that is!!!!) Glad Dav got through his milestone and sounds like he had a weekend of celebrations!!!! Congrats Dave...(btw has Dav listened to his phone message yet??????) Elly, you look lovely at your graduation, and you all look lovely with Nanny & Grandpa....Hope you all have an absolutely awesome Christmas....lots of hugs & kisses until...............xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Miles Family said...

Merry Christmas to you family as well!!

My Chandler is a diva in training. She and Ellie could put on quite the show together I'm sure!

Kath said...

So the surprise was really on them as you streaked by!!! LOL
Very nice family pic. Ellie could definitely have show biz in her future.

Have a great holiday with family while celebrating His Birth!!!!! See ya in '09!

Peta G said...

Hi Renata. Just want to wish you and your family a very merry christmas and happy new year.

Kate said...

A blessed Christmas to you all...we love you guys.
I think I'll be giggling all day with the mental picture of your flashing your inlaws though :p

Mummy McTavish said...

Nothing like exposing yourself to the inlaws to say "Welcome to our house, settle in and get comfortable" :)

We'll miss you but I guess we can survive. It's not like I have any time to even read blogs lately, ahhh, I love Christmas busy, it's much nicer than regular busy.

Saminda said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Renata, blessings to you and Dave and your beautiful children!! Thanks for sharing life with us this year; we look forward to catching up via blogs in the new year! Have a wonderful holiday. :)

16 blessings'mom said...

I will miss you! Have a nice (and warm) relaxing vacation with your family, and a very Merry Christmas!

Brandi said...

Sounds wonderful! I am sooo jealous of the nice sunny weather!

Grannysaurus said...

Merry Christmas Renata, My day will seem much less stresful now because I can't wipe the smile off my face thinking of you streaking in your undies past your inlaws. It was just what I needed today. Thanks for the laugh.

Kimmie said...

Have a wonderful celebration...enjoy your family and friends...and bearded children ;-)

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Merry Merry Christmas to you! LOL at your In Law underwear story. That is sure one way to surprise each other. Hahaha. Enjoy your time together! Happy New Year!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Happy New Year!

momstheword said...

I enjoyed seeing your summer pictures during our winter!

Grandma said...

Hi Narn,
Happy 2009!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this your new look (or is our computer still playing up?????) Lots of love to all

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