Friday, December 26, 2008

Koala hugs to all on this our "boxing day!"

A big Koala hug to you all
for Christmas
May all the blessings of This Christmas now past, be yours and may your New year be filled with joy.
Some photos from my kitchen

These are some of my cute Christmas decorations I put up in my kitchen. Kangaroos and Koalas are a big part of an Aussie's life.
I bake for days and now we eat!! for days! (smiles)

A little display on our drinks trolley!
Below are some moments from our Christmas here. We know there are several missing from these pictures but our darling grandchildren and their mums & dads we will visit you all soon.

I am reminded each year how blessed we are and how much the love of a grandchild means to us when they hug you and tell you they love you!
I am blessed every day of my life, in so many ways I simply did not know possible until a small child came into the world.
Today is "boxing day" here in Australia a wonderful day to rest and eat more!! food.
Love to all!!


Gina E. said...

I'm so pleased to read about your beaut Christmas Day, LeeAnn! After what you've been through with Rob's health not so long ago, it is great to see you all looking so happy and well in these photos.
You said you were going to have some time off over the next week or so, and would catch up with us. Is that still on? We need cheering up....

Anonymous said...

Lee-Ann, What happy, smiling beautiful faces in these pictures. I thought about you often during the past week and am so glad to hear from you today. May God bless you in the year ahead.

Penless Thoughts said...

Looks like a wonderful day, Leeann.

Wren Cottage said...

Hi Lee~Ann!
It's so wonderful to make your acquaintance... I enjoyed reading about your beautiful family and adored your sweet Koala (he is super cute) and Kangaroo decorations! My hubby and I dream of visiting Australia one day, we are fascinated with your country and people.. so it was such a sweet surprise that you visited my little world! Your family is beautiful and your grandaughters are just precious...Tears filled my eyes to read of your "best friend" and I was so happy to read that he is doing better! Sending virtual hugs and love in friendship~*~*~*~
Your blog is lovely and am really enjoying your music too :)!
Thank you for the visit!!

Peggy said...

What a blessed Christmas you had and what beautiful grands!! May 2009 be filled with love, laughter and peace.

Annie said...

Oh what happy times, Lee-Ann. The glowing faces of the children could light up a dozen Christmas trees with their wattage.

Christmas Day turned out to be such a happy time starting from Christmas Eve right down to Christmas Night. Lots of pictures and a little story to share on my next post.

Stay cool, Lee-Ann. Go find a lovely coastal breeze. Hugs, Annie

Liz said...

A very happy New year to you, Lee-ann. I hope it will be blessed and helathy for you and your lovely family. x

Daisy said...

Lee-Ann, I love your koala and kangaroo decorations! They are so cute! I really enjoyed the family photos too. Very lovely. Wishing you many blessings in the new year ahead.

Sue McGettigan said...

Happy Boxing Day Lee-Ann! Your kitchen looks lovely - lots of Chrissy goodies everywhere :)

Mountain Mama said...

What a happy looking family!! Your pictures are very nice.
I'm glad you had a nice Christmas.
Today was Boxing Day here and I am snowed in. I was too tired from yesterday to do any shopping anyway. We are expecting more snow all week and I am in a hibernation mode!
Take care.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Those are lovely photos of your family, dear Lee-ann. Your decorations are beautiful and you have had a wonderful day with your family. I'm so happy for you that all seems to be going well at the moment.


The Muse said...

Hello! how wonderful to have you visit my blog! i treasure the time from I know we are all so busy :)

It sounds as if you and your family had a grand time, and I am pleased!

Please come back and visit me any time, I would enjoy hearing from you!

Lady Farmer said...

Greetings to you LeeAnn from Washington State! Thank you for your visit to my little world. I do hope you drop by again sometime. So fun to have a visitor from Australia!(I have always wanted to visit there ~ someday perhaps.) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your dear hubby and all your sweet grandchildren. We have not celebrated yet as children have had other obligations so we will be together New Years Eve. Christmas for us will be so fun with two sweet granddaughters. I am not sure what "boxing day" is exactly, but perhaps you could tell me. (I was thinking it has to do with boxing up gifts to give to the needy?)
As for the weather here, we finally had the White Christmas we have been hoping for for many years! My animals don't appreciate it, but Gentleman Farmer and myself are having a great time.
Thanks again for the visit and may you have a happy and healthy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words.I know God can do anything.

American lady said...

My dear friend LeeAnn,
So sorry to hear about Rob's illness. I did not know! Hope he is well again and that you had a great Christmas!

Love always,
Your American Friend, Denise

Kerri said...

Oh those little faces are so precious, Lee-Ann! I'm glad you had a wonderful family time. Thanks for the warm Christmas wishes...and the Aussie sunshine. Miraculously, we did have a warm-up for a couple of days, but the snow will be back soon, I'm sure. The cold wind was back today..and not at all welcome.
Our Christmas was wonderful with the children and 2 dear grandsons home.
Glad to see your hubby looking well, and all your beautiful family pics.
Wishing you joy, good health and many blessings for the New Year, dear friend.

Alice said...

I love, love, love you koalas! I don't see anything like that here in the United States. Not where I live. Your family photos are wonderful. It looks like you had a really wonderful Christmas!

I'll be following your blog to see how your new year goes. Blessings!

Please feel free to visit me anytime at The Shadow of the Cross.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a lovely gathering you had for Christmas! It is just all the more special when there are children to share it with isn't it? I got to spend time with my family and the grandchildren too. It was just perfect!

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