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A Christmas Wish …


Hi Bloggies!
I hope you are all organised for Christmas & can take some chill out time before the madness of the Christmas break. I have a cooking day today … And have to pop out to the shops to get the prawns … But am mostly on top of things. We are having all our kids here to sleep-over tonight (Christmas Eve) with a yummy dinner, card playing for the boys, carols watching for the girls & special nibbles. Christmas Breakfast is a family favourite … An egg, pancetta & baby spinach bake & I found another custard bake with chocolate profiteroles. Lunch is here with my extended family. Yummy BBQ, prawns & fancy salads. Of course … Followed by ice cream layered dessert & pavlova. Dinner is left overs. Boxing Day is at Gav’s mum & dad’s. We always have the trad Christmas roast dinner. Pork, Turkey, Ham & all the trimmings …followed by my famous cassata & other desserts. I have been cooking over the last couple of days … And have made red/green coconut ice, a new FABULOUS white rocky road with cranberries & some choc crackle mini puddings! It has been busy. I thought things would quieten after the wedding … But perhaps after Christmas??? It is going to be a special time with all the family.

With Sheree now gone … Skye has moved into her room … And Sandy has moved out of the room he has shared with Shane for the last 12 or so years … Into Skye’s old room. One hitch …. Pink walls & Pink carpet! Yikes! We can’t do anything about the carpet … But at least we can paint the walls! So … Just in case we didn’t have enough to do before Christmas … Gav & Sandy managed to completely paint Sandy’s new bedroom … 2 coats with a feature wall too, on Saturday! Sandy is itching to move in … But I have said AFTER Christmas!! He can sleep in there …but his “stuff” doesn’t go in until AFTER Christmas! I couldn’t bear the mess of moving … When I have all the family here for Christmas!

Well … This was meant to be just a Merry Christmas post … And I have been rabbiting on instead! I do hope you all have a very special time with family & friends over the holiday break … And take some time to thank God for the wonderful blessing He gave to us … His Son! Be kind, compassionate & thankful for all our blessings. We have so much to be thankful for! I will be remembering those who are spending Christmas without loved ones … especially those in Newtown US. Thank you all for your friendship, encouragement & support over the past year. It has been such fun!

Scentsational Season ric-rac (4)Scentsational Season ric-rac (2)I thought I would share a last Christmas card … With you all.  This was a fun design I CASE-d from Catherine Stockley from Catherine Loves Stamps. I think I found it through Google Images for the “Scentsational Seasons” stamp set & die. Thanks for the happy inspiration, Catherine! Happy Christmas everyone!

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12 thoughts on “A Christmas Wish …

  1. Can you ship me your leftovers??? It all sounds SO good!!

    Merry Christmas!!


  2. Another gorgeous card – those gingerbread men are so cute😄.

    Have a wonderful Christmas Andrea – more happy times. God bless.

    – Gabbi


    • Hi Gabbi! Thanks for all your sweet encouragement this year! It does mean so much! Hope your day has been really special. Praying for God’s blessings in the year ahead. Hugs xxx


  3. Merry Christmas to you too Andrea !! Glad you liked my card !! Hugs to you.


  4. Happy Christmas to you all Andrea. Sounds like a busy time but a special one with all the family together.

    Well, my cereal for Breakfast and salad for lunch all sounds a bit boring to your lovely spread. Enjoy!! I do hope you get to sit and relax with all that preparation.

    Have a great day xx


    • Hi Jenny! Your cookie is still sitting … looking very pretty … on my desk. So sorry I forgot to bring it again on Sunday. Hope you had a special day today! Hugs xxx


  5. Merry Christmas Morning Andrea! It is softly snowing here…just perfect for Christmas here in New England. Love your card and I would love to help paint but it would be an expensive proposition to come to AU! Have a wonderful day sweetie! ~HugsDonna


  6. Merry Christmas Andrea, it’s a busy time of the year. I have had a relaxing day after yesterday so even had a little time tonight for some blog surfing. Always love popping by here and seeing what you have created.


  7. It sounds like you had a full house! Hope braekfast was a big hit, just like the BBQ. The desserts must have been soooo yummy! :o) What a sweet card Andrea. Fun images and perfect colors. The textured background looks great.


  8. Sounds like the lovely Lowcock’s (all versions there of now) will have a magical time. Embrace and enjoy junni.
    The card is soooo cute. Love the GB men. ooxx


  9. very cute card, I hope you all had a fabulous christmas, and enjoyed your family time together, such a busy but terrific time to spend with your loved ones. Happy New year to you and your family xx