Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

At the end of a hard year - much harder than we'd anticipated, in many ways - we weren't really feeling the Christmas spirit. Going into the summer solstice didn't really help with that either. But we finally got our act together, unpacked the Christmas tree, opened the box of lights and ornaments, put on some holiday music, and settled in to read How the Grinch stole Christmas.

Christmas tree 2008 How the Grinch stole Christmas

On Christmas eve, we put a collection of gifts from family and friends under the tree, turned on the lights, and it looked quite cheery after all.
Christmas morning

Not a white Christmas
Christmas day was quite laid back and relaxed, a chance for us to catch our breaths a little. One thing it was not: a white Christmas. It was bright and warm and very sunny, a typical Aussie Christmas.

We hope all our readers had a pleasant and very merry Christmas: best wishes for the holidays and the New Year ahead.

Ollie in Santa hat


Susan, Mum to Molly said...

Hey Oliver, I bet your cousins in Ithaca didn't get to go outside with barefeet on Christmas Day!

I am so glad that the three of you were able to enjoy Christmas a little bit (even if the weather is all wrong!) - and it was lovely to see you late yesterday.

We too know a bit about tough years, and I can remember really looking forward to the end of 2006 - if only so that it was over and behind us...

Here's to an easier year in 2009 - that would be my wish for you.

Lots of love from,
Susan, Jason, Lucy, Molly and baby Wendy

Sumitra Chatterjee said...

We are so glad you could get over the depressing mood and enjoy the Christmas a bit, after all.That's the spirit! Look at Ollie with his cute toothy smile, inspite of all the discomfort and pain he suffers.I think it's our dear Ollie who teaches us to accept what comes on our way with a smile, although we didnt expect it or it was a bolt from the blue ! Maini and Baba

Alex said...

"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!" :)


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