Christmas Day 2013

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Posted by Libby Withnall | Posted in Christmas, Life | Posted on 31-12-2013

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Christmas morning started with Rosie having a snooze under the Christmas tree. I was up around 4am and watched youtube while drinking Christmas Tea until everyone else was up.

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Do you like my Christmas jammies? It’s the first time I’ve ever bought any for myself.

 

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I was also sporting some festive nails.

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Around 8am Christy made an appearance. We then had to wait for Kevin to get back, as he’d taken the pups on a walk.

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Finally, it was time for the present opening to begin.

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We took turns getting things out of our stockings. It’s the first year Kevin & I have had stockings and even though I’d bought everything for myself, it was still fun getting little gifts (many of which I’d actually forgotten about).

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My big present from Kevin was a new kettle. And oh, how I love it.

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The pups got Christmas kisses….

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and some new toys….

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Nan, Pop and Granny came over about 9.30am and we opened some more presents before having breakfast. This year we had a change from French Toast and enjoyed crossiants, cheese omelets and fresh fruit.

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After cleaning up, it was time to get ready for Christmas lunch.

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Due to vlogmas, I somehow managed to get only three photos from lunch!!!! Guess you’ll have to watch the video if you’d like to see more.

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Our guests left around 6pm and we relaxed, happy and somewhat relieved it was all over.

 

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Christmas Eve 2013

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Posted by Libby Withnall | Posted in Christmas, Life | Posted on 31-12-2013

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As usual we celebrated Christmas Eve with the Powells & Nan & Pop. But Bailey made a new friend when some old family friends called by to visit Nan.

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It was a very casual and relaxed afternoon/evening.

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Amy & Sarah had fun dressing up Erica and photographing her.

 

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They then put all the photos together. She looks like a proper model and much too grown up. I thought Amy & Sarah did a great job with the styling and photography.

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Nan had some quality cuddle time with Rosie.

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Since I was doing vlogmas I didn’t get as many photographs as normal but I did manage to get one with Leanne, which we always do.

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There was plenty of yummy food.

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Alyssa & Christy braved the cooler weather and had a swim.

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And, of course, there were presents to be opened.

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And what a treat – the sky was amazing this evening.

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Lastly, after our friends had left, my final step of the evening was putting out the box of quality street chocolates.

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They “almost” look too good to eat :-).

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I have been celebrating with friends on Christmas Eve ever since I was a child. Do you do anything special on Christmas Eve? Any traditions you partake in?

If you’d like to see more of our day please check out the video.

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