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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Memories of another Christmas too quickly passed...

That is probably the worst thing about Christmas...before you know it, it has whizzed on by!
All the preparation, planning and lead-up, then it flies past in a flurry of paper, ribbons, laughter and celebration. Whilst I always love this season, I always find time to reflect on the year that has been and what I hope for the year ahead. 
Back to this year though, a small family gathering...just us and my mum...I have always wondered what a big boisterous family Christmas would be like...we are just a small unit...but we always have a lovely time together. This year we were joined for part of the day by DD's very lovely boyfriend...how lucky we were to have him share our day. 
Lovely gifts were given and received...memories shared.
And a special part was the lovely gift I received from Anita in the SSCS...a beautifully embroidered mini quilt and fun cow calendar...watch out Chookyblue as I will be "spot on" at identifying Dutch cows now! The stitching is lovely...I felt very spoilt!
So I look to the year ahead...DD is about to move away to a new position on the coast (she is super excited)...I need to make decisions about where our family is based...and I hope to finish my study in 2012.
Are you looking forward too? 
Cardygirl xx

16 comments:

Pauline said...

Hi Cardy..
glad you had a lovely chrissy..nice pics...always awesome to have the family home I think...always sad to see them go too..but part of life I suppose..:( Sending rissa back to Melb I hate it..but great to go visit..yep loads of changes in 2012 I think.....

Julia said...

Glad you had a nice Christmas. Ours was pretty quiet. I'm not looking too far ahead, just hope it's a healthy, stressfree one.
Julia

AnitaS said...

It is very lovely that you had a good christmas and I am very glad I have been a part of it.

Nedra said...

I agree, Christmas was over too fast. Looks like you had some nice family time. Best of luck to your daughter and her new adventure.

Mary said...

Merry Christmas! It seems like months in the making and planning for Christmas and just a few minutes for it to all be over....except for the cleaning up and nobody seems to want to do that! LOL! All my best wishes in the New Year!

Siobhan said...

What a wonderful gift! It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. We're always a small gathering, too, just the 5 of us--but it's the way we like it now. I do wonder what it'd be like to have a big, boisterous Christmas like what you see on TV, but it's nice to just have the family time, too.

sunny said...

Gladl you had such a nice holiday! That stitchery is absolutely gorgeous. Happy New Year!

Chocolate Cat said...

That is a gorgeous mini quilt! and what a lovely family photo!! looks like you have plenty of decision to make and action to take in 2012, I am sure it will all fall into place.. I always find this time of year a time of reflection, goals and planning!

Janice said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas, and you were very spoilt by Anita. Our Christmas was always a small affair .... until I married someone with family in the area. Once we moved to our current home everyone seemed to come here, and it was lovely having that big boisterous Christmas. This year was quieter though and was lovely. I wonder where you will be and what you will have achieved by this time next year. Lots of plans afoot for you. I think our year will be pretty quiet, as Mick is expected to be very busy with a project at work.

Fiona said...

sounds like a fabulous Christmas... all the best with the decisions for 2012...
Hugz

Maree: said...

Oh I know what You mean...Yesterday I took the Decorations down all the lead up and Poof Gone!..
Ours was Quiet 6 of us now was nice after the Move and All.
Glad you had a Nice Xmas & Love your Family Piccie..
All the Best for 2012 I'm sure Everything will fall into Place..
cheers
xx

shez said...

What a beautiful family pic Alison,your daughter looks so much like you and she is so attractive.
What a wonderful table topper of Anita is is so pretty,and yes xmas came and went to fast,hope you all have a magical 2012.xx

Farm Girl said...

You have a great looking family Alison! All the best for 2012!

Chookyblue...... said...

not sure what a quiet small christmas is really ours are always NOISY......i'm sure it would be nice.........always kids of some age there.........
lovely gift from Anita.......thanks for being part of the SSCS again.........

Anita said...

Glad you had a nice christmas - love your SSCS gift!

Carole said...

I like quiet holidays myself! Not even sure I want to experience a loud one! lol Nice present from Anita! Lovely! thanks for sharing! Cheers!