My eldest daughter visited as soon as I was out of hospital and looked after us all which was wonderful, we really did enjoy not only some wonderful company but some fantastic food. She did a fantastic job looking after us all.
My parents were visited by family and were well cared for so I was able to get away to our youngest daughters and her family for Christmas. Unfortunately the travelling had taken its toil so I was unable to go to church Christmas eve. The two Grandaughters were in the nativity, one as a shepherd the other a sheep. They took their roles very seriously and loved dressing up. Lily did wonder where Bethlehem was as she hadn't seen it on the way to Newcastle, which really made us smile.
Christmas day brought lots of presents, food and thanks for a wonderful family. My husband and I are truly blessed with lots to be thankful for.
It was wonderful to watch my daughter continue some of the family traditions into her own little family and start new traditions of their own. It was a lovely time for reflection looking at some of the crafted decorations from Christmas's past and seeing how much they were treasured. I was certainly spoilt and pampered which in turn aided my recovery. All too soon we were heading home, to be looked after for another couple of days by the new Mr and Mrs and of course Bertie.
Christmas gifts were plentiful with so much thought and love given with each one. As you can imagine I had lots of crafting gorgeousness which I am sure I will share over a period of time, including some wonderful books. The gifts I want to highlight today are the scrapbook supplies:
I don't think I need to say what my plans are for the next couple of days. Yes you were right I intend to record all the photos from over the holiday period.
New year came in very quietly this year, with just my husband and I sharing a few moments. I am not one for new years resolutions instead I like to set a few goals for myself, I will save them for another post.
Blogging has made a big difference to my life, I love sharing the things I create and the blessings of my family life. I love reading and being inspired by the wonderful blogs that I follow. Once again thank you for all your wonderful comments and for taking such an interest. My wish for you all for 2015 is everything that you wish for yourself.
See you soon.