Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Restful Christmas Break

Asha with her Christmas cracker

Well, Christmas is over for another year and what a wonderful one it was. Being Grace’s first made it all the more exciting in our little household, even though the wrapping paper proved to be the biggest attraction for her! I was truly spoilt this year and received some lovely gifts, the most thoughtful of which was from my husband who has enrolled me in two photography classes next week (knowing how much I would like to improve my skills in this area for my blog). I was also really pleased to receive this pretty tray I’ve had my eye on (thanks to some clever detective work on my sister-in-law’s part!) However, aside from the gifts, the best part of Christmas was all the fun had celebrating with family.

We have just returned from a short holiday with extended family at Paul’s uncle’s holiday house. It was a nice way to recharge after the busy Christmas period and as usual, there was plenty of laughter, good food and fun times.

Hope you have all had a relaxing break too and are all set to welcome a new year.


  1. Cute critter Amanda! What a sweetie. Glad you had a great Chrissy...we did too. Lot's of laughs and good food....and the occasional gift here and there. What more could you ask for?
    Have a great New Year

  2. You have a very clever and thoughtful sister in law and husband. Are you doing online course or in person courses for your photography?

    I would love to do some workshops in the next year or so as well.

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely family time and nice to see Asha was looked after as well! Best wishes for a lovely ( and bloggy) 2010

  4. Sounds like you had a great break Amanda..its nice to spend it with family isnt Asha hanging onto that cracker like its a cute. x

  5. Photography classes - what a beautiful and thoughtful gift! x

  6. Hi Amanda! I was a busy Christmas, wasn't it? Jason and I had a great time down south with you and Paul (and the rest of our noisy family!).
    Have a great New Year - will see you soon for that coffee and looking forward to more blog reading in 2010!

  7. Happy New Year to all you lovely ladies too! Melissa - my photography classes are locally at a place called Camera Club.


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