Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!



My favorite Christmas decoration find of 2009 has to be this sweet little bird in a nest!

For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere tomorrow will be Christmas Eve!
The kids are super excited already and no doubt that will continue to grow at the big day creeps closer. Who am I kidding? Christmas dosn't creep! I am sure it has rolled around faster than it did last year! I remember those sleepless nights in aniticipation of what great things might lay beneath the tree...and now of course I am the one trying to ensure that everything that should be there is there! There's a little less this year than the last few, it seems everyone is feeling the pinch but that's not about to dampen the Christmas spirit in this house! Family and friends will gather at our place this year and I'm going to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen tomorrow! Christmas for us is supposed to be sunny so we're hoping for a clear blue day to accompany the cold roast meats, roasted vegetables and salads. Such delciousness will be followed by pavalova with cream and strawberries (a perk of a summer christmas feast!) and a chocolate mousse ( which, by the way are both gluten and lactose free! Wahoo!) and a few glassess of something bubbly. I make a great pav if I may say so myself! That's just lunch...there's a turkey and yet more yummy things for tea at my mums. I may need to be rolled back home at this rate but atleast there'll be smiles all round and not just rounded tummies:)

I thought I'd share a few pics from the lights tour and santa parade...




My Mum's house (above) all decked out and ready for Christmas!


There's something to be said for blurring a lights photo, I love this one!


Santa parade at Mount Maunganui...






How very NZ, a kiwi fruit!



Merry Christmas Everyone!
May your Christmas celebrations be peaceful and your homes filled with the laughter of those you love.

12 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Anmd a happy Christmas to you too Lisa and to your family - enjoy the lovely food and the sunshine - best wishes from here in a very, very snowy and cold U>K>

Gaby Bee said...

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year.

Hugs, Gaby

Lisa said...

Wonderful post Lisa! Sounds like you've got a great Christmas day ahead of you! I'd love it if you posted those gf receipes. Warm wishes to you and your family!
xo Lisa

La Dolce Vita said...

what a beautiful post Lisa! I love your photos and your bird ornie is delightful! have a beautiful holiday!

Mick said...

Merry Christmas, Lisa.

altered bits said...

ooh, i love your ornament and your mum's house and your blurry lights and tremendous adventures. where is your snow? (kidding.)

i hope you have a fantastic christmas, sweets!

Lawendula said...

Merry Xmas, dear Lisa, thanks for your nice comment! Have a great time! xoxo

neva gagliano said...

great to see the shining lights and faces having fun in the sun!!
all the best, neva

John M. Mora said...

Ohhh Lisa, this is Santa. Did you eat the cookies your sweet children left for me?

Nauuughty. Now, go stand under a shag nest!

Seth said...

These pictures look fun. Happy holidays Lisa!!

Debrina said...

Howdy Lisa - what fun! Merry Xmas to you too! Our house was full of laughter and joy. Jason's first memorable xmas (he's nearly 2). I've nearly finished a posting about you (will publish it later tonight)along with my friend Lyle and Lisa J. I hope you like it, and it's all true you know! Just please point out any inaccuracies if I have made any.

Maya said...

Looks like fun! I just had a Kiwi last night. yum!

Merry X-mas and Happy New Year to you!