25 December, 2011

A very Merry Christmas.

For the first time in my 36 years, I was not going to be spending my favourite day of the year with my family. And the fact that we had just said goodbye to our Phoebe girl. I knew this day was going to be a bitter sweet one. I just didn't realise how sweet...

We woke up to an unusually quite house...no kids screaming, no madness...just the two of us. And while I will always choose the madness and the excitement of kids over the quietness...there was something still and peaceful about our Christmas morning...I loved it.
We opened presents, we drank tea and ate Christmas cookies, played Christmas carols all morning long, we napped, we spoke to our families, we prepped the food for the big Christmas lunch...it was a good morning...
We were graciously invited to spend Christmas lunch with our friends. We are so lucky to have these people in our lives...their families have become our friends.
It was an amazing day. Thank you, Dale and Kerri for inviting us into your beautiful home this Christmas Day.
This day turned out be way more sweet, than bitter. How very blessed we are...

10 comments:

clare said...

Hayley these photos are just fabulous, I feel that my table was a bit mean after seeing this :( so sorry about your Phoebe xxx

Lulu said...

Gorgeous pics and looks like it was a fabulous day!
Love Lulu

tanya kovarsky said...

Beautiful post and pics!

V-n-J said...

merry christmas! looks like a really fun celebration. love the table settings and the food looks divine.

Melany said...

Love the photos. I'm so glad you had a good Christmas

Dale said...

So glad you could spend the day with K, the family and I - we really loved having you there! What am I saying....you guys are family!! ;-)

I'm so not a blogger said...

love love love your photos:-)

Lipgloss Kisses said...

Your Christmas looked fabulous! Love the pics. :) So Sorry about Phoebe... :(

kbd said...

two Christmases ago (2010) was the first year the hubby and I were by ourselves (although for the whole day, not just the morning!) and I was worried about it too - but it turned out to be a wonderful, quiet, beautiful day. Glad you got to experience some of that too!

cat said...

Look fantastic and love the pic of Elvis with his bone