Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A family Christmas....

What a fabulous 5 days we have just spent with family.
We 5 headed to Collaroy to my Sister, Monique's, place for Christmas. There were cousins galore.

5 Boys waiting patiently for presents....

Ethan....

Oscar....


Archer....

Mum and Monique were surprised with a quilt each from me. Neither of them knew about it so it was fun to see them so excited when they unwrapped them.
Mum very excited about her new quilt.....




Monique LOVES her quilt soooo much....

All the boys were so excited. There was wrapping paper flying everywhere.

We had 29 for Christmas lunch. Monique and I were chef's extraordinaire.

 The lamb and pork were in the oven early, Elise & Ben cooked the ham and Ben & Chris brought the turkey. Vegetables were bountiful. Roasted potatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin, greens& carrots, all the homemade gravies and condiments. Then to top it all off I made the best pudding I have ever made. Teamed with ice-cream, custard, whipped cream or all of the above.

Our HUGE Christmas table...


Yummmm....

Even yummier.......

Oh Wow... were we all stuffed full....

There was so much laughter that the neighbours must have thought we were crazy.

It's so nice to spend time with our family. As the kids are getting older they are getting on fantastically. They all spent the day playing together, scooting & playing totem tennis. They are all really good kids.

Well that was our crazy Christmas, I hope yours was just as much fun as ours.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year...

Leanne xo


6 comments:

Teje said...

Hi Leanne! Your Christmas has been wonderful and happy with your family! I love your quilts and I'm so happy and surprised to see your lovely Finnish table cloth!
Happy New Year! x Teje

jfoster8 said...

Looks like a lot of fun Leanne.

suemac said...

Nothing like a great big family celebration.

Kelly said...

Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas Leanne.
We celebrated with family (just not as big as yours) and had a wonderful day xxx

☞ Monique said...

Thanks for coming to ours for Christmas. So much fun, thank you for everything! Mwah!!!

quilary said...

A lovely celebration - and it looks just like ours...outdoors, huge numbers ( my husband is one of 11 and 8 of them, wives/husbands/boy/girlfriends all the nieces/nephews (and some of their friends)...well you would know about the noise, the fun, the laughter, the water fights!!!!...glad you day was such fun too :)