Tuesday, 16 December 2008

December Happenings

Fighting a rotten cough cold kinda thing at the moment. Ugh! Not nice but praying it'll be gone before next week so I can enjoy the festivities with my family. We're having a big family Christmas; my parents; my siblings and their families and my kids and their partners, families. Yay! It's exactly what we need. To be together.

I've had a busy couple of weeks with various family, work and festive happenings. It's been good albeit tiring. One the more recent events was my granddaughter's 2nd birthday! Happy Birthday, Jorja. Yay!
Two years old. She's such a ray of sunshine and a huge blessing to us all in oh so many ways. I'm so very proud of her and of her Mummy and Daddy who do extraordinarily well bringing her up. Seriously amazing parents. We had a small family gathering on her actual birthday and then she had a bigger party for everyone at the weekend. Both events were lots of fun although we left the party early due to aforementioned illnesses! Blech!

A week before her birthday and before this wretched cold, I took Jorja to the Reindeer Village in Bethersden with my sister and her little girl and my parents. What a wonderful place! So much fun and really got us in the festive mood. The girls (granddaughter and niece) absolutely loved it. Wasn't that too impressed with Father Christmas ha! We were though. It was the real deal. Not just a pretend Father Christmas with fake beard. Nope. We saw the real Father Christmas. A fleeting visit before his busy period really kicks off!


mystele said...

what a great post! she is sunny! hope you feel better soon. merry christmas.

Mandy said...

So glad you got to make these memories with your granddaughter.

megat said...

your blog very beautiful and more info ,make me excited. Congratulation!!.I come again

Niecey said...

Awesome you got to see the real Santa. yay. :)

I can't believe she's 2! I imagined her still as a baby. But yeah, it was just before Zoe was born I guess, and she'll be 2 in Feb. Woah. Time flies. Gosh.

Heather said...

Oh what a fun birthday! She's a beautiful girl. Happy holidays to you and yours!

Dani said...

She's beautiful and getting so big!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Happy Christmas and a joyous New Year. Lots of love, Dani

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for leaving a beautiful message on my blog. So cheered me up a thousand fold and am sat here smiling and feeling so content. Thank you!
My daughter who is 5 years old saw your daughters photo of getting a carrot to feed the reindeer.
She said "they stopped up to see santa"? Oh bless!
I told her that the reindeers came first. They went to bed before Santa came. So she replied. "we will have to put a carrot out for them next year".
That makes our hearts soft and best place to be.
Loads of blessings! Julie-ann

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful family! Merry Christmas!