December 25, 2014
I’m chuckling because I’m writing about our Christmas in April – better late than never?
My mom and I decided to stay home and relax on Christmas, but Michael and his parents braved the hoards to experience Christmas on the beach 😛 Weather was good and they had a fun time!
How many Canadians can say they spent Christmas in this kind of weather?
I was adamant I would be cooking Christmas dinner – letting my mom relax. Unfortunately, it was one of my biggest cooking fails – a raw meat loaf – so upsetting! The other dishes were good, including corn, potato wedges, prawn toast and salad.
Our first Christmas tree in Australia
Beautiful, love our colour scheme!
In previous years, our cousins have always had a bit of fun at family get togethers, like colour coordinating our outfits, wearing ugly Christmas sweaters, custom made t-shirts, etc. Imagine my delight when Mike’s mom produced these funky Dollarama light necklaces – complete with 3 different modes and extra batteries!
Had a glitch with one of them – ah, expected of Dollarama!
Blueberry pie for dessert, thanks Caroline!
Some more family photos before opening presents
I look sort of like a monster here
Let me share some of the wonderful presents I received 🙂
Gorgeous ruby (my birthstone) and diamond earrings from Michael that nicely match a necklace he gave for Christmas in 2011
A beautiful Ivanka Trump dress from my mom. I’ve received many compliments wearing it already!
A nice leather Coach clutch from my sister and some delicious chocolate bars! Can’t find those in Australia!
Presents from my brother…
A wine making kit. I haven’t used it yet, will have to soon!
And an electronic measuring cup and ceramic knives – now staples in my kitchen 🙂
From Michael’s parents, goodies from Canada!
And a few items from his mom! The candle holders fit nicely in our new home in Rockhampton!
Michael was very happy with my Christmas present to him – adding to his collection 😉
It’s long passed, but I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your loved ones!