Wednesday, 26 December 2012

WOYWW 186

Hope that everyone had a wonderful day on Christmas Day. DH and I certainly did. We spent the day with our younger son this year at his home. We had a wonderful, traditional lunch, had lovely presents and lots of fun playing with our beautiful granddaughters. We also spoke to our eldest son and family and saw them via Skype. They have been celebrating with a Christmas dinner today as my DIL had to work ( she is a nurse) We will be catching up with them at the end of the week and exchanging presents and cousins getting together. All good fun. Today we popped to see my aunt and then went back to my son's house for lunch with my DIL's parents as well. Girls were very excited that they had both sets of grandparents to spoil them!!! We came home at teatime so that the girls could calm down and go to bed and DIL and son could have a few hours to relax together.
No photo of my desk or dining table I'm afraid. I was crafting up until last minute finishing DH's card!! Got there in the end have promised that I will make my cards a lot earlier next year!!!!!

I finally got my cake finished on Christmas Eve- as you can see it was completed very quickly - very rustic! I added some snowflakes and sparkle - it looked pretty.


I was going to take flowers to put on my dad's grave. Then mum said she'd asked my brother to put the flowers on and he always takes the wreathes so I just made this very simple spray to put on when I went. There are some cones on as well but you can only see the one.

DH at my son's helping with preparations.


DS doing a spot of washing up.


My very dear DIL Sarah overseeing proceedings.


I may be a little late visiting with other desks but will do my best. Annex 

20 comments:

  1. It looks like you had a wonderful family time. Happy Boxing Day and Happy Wednesday, too.
    Sue x (Miniowner@34)

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  2. Dear Anne, thanks for sharing photos of your day. When I saw the photo of your husband I got a giggle as it looks like he has a red ribbon on his head. :-)

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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. Great looking Christmas cake. I did absolutely no baking!!! I know lazy layabout but I did make Swedish Fruit Soup and other stuff to take to DD and SIL for dinner yesterday. Had a great day visiting with them and DS and DIL Skyped with the grandbabies to wish us a happy day! Hope you are having a great holiday week and Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my desk at this busy time of year but like you I couldn't miss the last WOYWW of the year! Vickie #4

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  4. Sounds as if you have had some wonderful moments with your family.

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  5. So glad you had a wonderful family time, Anne. May 2013 be a fab year for you all!
    Hugs, LLJ 16 xxxxx

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  6. Hi Anne, thank you for sharing your lovely family time - super photos.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  7. Sounds like you've been having a wonderful time with your family... glad to see they're all helping out too!! Continuing good wishes for the festive season, and happy WOYWW!
    Alison x
    #27

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  8. Hi Anne! A blessed Christmas to you! What in the world is on top of your husband's head! Looks like a bow! That cake looks divine! I have been making snowflakes for my gift wrap. I only recently learned that snow really falls down in those fascinatingly unique configurations! My brother recently came from a trip to Mongolia and he was taking pictures of snowflakes to show us! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  9. Looks like you're enjoying the holidays! Happy New Year! Nan 44

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  10. Fantastic cake hat! Son in law did very well and made a Christmas cake and a Yule log!! Happy WOYWW!

    ((Lyn))

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  11. The cake looked stunning, you did a fabulous job with it, so nice to see your family and hear about the great times that everyone had! Waving hi from the rainy, but wishing it was snowing hills of North Carolina for the last WOYWW of 2012!!

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  12. Hubby has had to pop into work for a few hours this morning so I'm managing a bit of catching up with my blogging friends :-)
    Hope you have a really creative New Year.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  13. What a lovely cake. I always go for a snow scene so I don't have to try to make the icing smooth! It looks as if you had a great time. Happy new year when it comes,
    Rachel #26

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  14. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday, Anne! Thank you for sharing all the fun pictures - your cake looks amazing! All the best to you and your family in the new year!! Darnell #53

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  15. Thanks for some views and news of your days, Anne. I enjoyed visiting...your DIL's photo with her crown reminded me I forgot to purchase crackers this year...they can be such fun :) xx from Gracie

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  16. Lovely day Anne, how marvellous to be amongst your lovelies. I love that the paper hats are all on , good show!

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  17. I have so enjoyed your Christmas Family gathering, I forgot to make egg nog this year and they wont let me live it down. I so love your cake, different with the snowflakes on it, but I live in Sunny Australia and snow just does not fit at Christmas time.

    Belated WOYWW and Seasons Greetings
    Eliza #63

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  18. Beautiful snowflake cake and your Christmas spray is lovely. I am a bit late visiting desks due to festive fun! Happy New Year. x Jo

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  19. Thank you for your lovely presents too. Thank you also for sharing your Christmas preparations too. Like you I had to put everything away that had amassed in the dining room. It was magical to share Christmas with my first grandchild. Hope to see you Sat at Mandys. x Sandy

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  20. Your cake looks yummy. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Happy New Year. April. #57

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