Monday, December 22, 2008

The Monday Before Christmas!

Goodness! What have I done here? Never mind ... we'll carry on and try to sort something out!

For a start - Chookyblue has awarded all her Secret Santa participants the Christmas Spirit Award - how lovely - and she has done so much for everyone - ♥ luv you, Donna!

Yesterday was shopping day for Heidi and Byron - each year I save my small change so Byron and Heidi can buy presents for their Mum and Dad at Christmas! What a wonderful day we had - of course, a photo with Santa that I have scanned - as you know they don't have red hair like this and the original photo is very nice and natural. Then we went onto shopping and they also had a little splurge on themselves with the savings - a Ben Ten movie for Byron and hair clips for Heidi. Lots and lots of presents and we had the folk from the Lions Club wrap them all!

Lunch and icecreams were a treat and This Little Black Duck bought herself David Hobson's latest album 'a little closer'. David is one of Australia's best known and finest opera singers and on Saturday night in Carols on the Domain he sang the Beatles 'Let It Be' - truly beautiful! He does treat us to a lot of pop and jazz!














Oopsy! Lots of blankspaces here - see the empty money box!
Arrived home after such a happy day and so many other family members were here, so we had another little Christmas tipple!
I decided to treat everyone to Horrie's tomatoes on lovely toasted rolls - these tomatoes are home-grown and are something else - click on the pic to see how beautiful they are - all gorgeous flesh with very few seeds - amazing!
The day started off with lovely surprises and I now have my three PIF girls - Christine, Bernadette and Carol. Do pop in to visit their lovely blogs and leave a comment if you choose! I'm looking forward to making special gifts for these three great girls and I have one whole year to do it!
Now, I have made a little promise to myself to get my house in order today and also think about Christmas cooking - maybe if I hurry I will get some time to do a little sewing!
If you are reading this - please accept the Christmas Spirit Award and ♥ ... Christmassy Hugs to Everyone ...♥ !
PS - just doing a little check up on Followers and was amazed to see my name - wow, how exciting - I really don't ever expect to be a winner - I make comments because I enjoy doing so - many thanks Darlene - do pop over and visit her!

7 Lovely People said ...:

Mildred said...

Hi Lurline, Heidi and Byron are so cute! Sounds like you three had a successful day. The tomatoes are making me hungry - I clicked on the photo to enlarge it and they are perfect! Enjoy the rest of the week & Merry Christmas.

Terri S said...

What a great idea to do with your grandchildren!! I don't have any yet, but I'm saving up ideas so when the time comes, I can be the best grandma ever!! I can't believe you have two sets of twin grandchildren. That's really something!! I have twin nieces, grown up now, but I don't think I could have managed if my kids had come two at a time!!

em's scrapbag said...

What a delightful day. Your grand children will have such fond memories of time with you.

Bernadette said...

What a lovely day for you Lurline! I can't wait until my Grandchildren are old enough to do things like that. I had forgotten about the PIF I have been trying to catch up on so many blogs and written so many comments over the past week what a lovely surprise I'm included. Now I must post it on my blog. Merry Christmas and safe and happy New Year to you.

Robyn said...

Lurline, Your grandkids are so gorgeous and I love that you save up your change for them...what a wonderful thing to do...so neat for them!
Aren't homegrown tomatoes the best? Slurp!!
Merry christmas to you!!!
hugs
Robyn xx

Sweet P said...

Happy Holidays to you! Those tomatoes look delicious! Makes my mouth water for fresh tomatoes. I guess I have to wait a few more months for some fresh tomatoes.

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna