Monday, 13 January 2014

A belated Christmas gathering

After being sick during Christmas up until the New Year, we were finally able to visit with my parents.  We have to be so careful with my Mom if we're sick, no visiting until we're better!

Nathan just itching to distribute and open presents.  (Notice the two pieces I stitched hanging on the wall?)
Of course he had to help Oma with her presents.
Dad insisted on us wearing Santa hats.  How lucky we were that he had five!
The happy family
Our most wonderful Christmas dinner complete with Christmas crackers that Dad had bought in 1985 while in New Zealand.  Most of them still popped!
Mug shot!

One of the best parts, Christmas pudding!  Nathan just liked it being lit.

Mom received this for Christmas and she's been having a bottle every night, at least she shared with me!
On our way home, we stopped by the house - looks so dark and lonely!
So close to starting the rebuild, then the excitement begins.


Linda said...

Loved seeing the pics Astrid. Your mom's tree and house are gorgeous.


Mouse said...

looks like you had a fab time ... great photos and i am with Nathan love the pudding :) love mouse xxxx

Julie said...

You mum and dad have a beautiful home, looks such a fan family get together.

Parsley said...

Family fun is such a treasure! Hey...that Christmas pudding is something I've seen in movies and have never tried. What is it?

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely family Christmas, love the hats your thoughtful father got for you all.
Are Christmas crackers really hard to come by in Australia? I hope you told Parsley who gorgeous the pudding is. It's one of my favourite parts of Christmas! Pudding and custard.