Christmas Day 2012 – 25th December 2012

We had an enjoyable Christmas Day spending much of it with the family.

The girls were awake by around 7am and were excited to open their stockings soon afterwards.

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Three brimming stockings

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The Christmas tree and stockings by the fire

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Christmas tree and presents

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Rebekah arrives in the lounge – followed by two excited sisters!

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Holly

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Emily protesting about the camera flash

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A new Peppa Pig book

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Busy with stockings

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Rebekah’s new socks

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Emily with a Freddo

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One of Rebekah’s new books

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Holly with her Venus Fly Trap

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Emily’s duck

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Rebekah’s new gloves

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Holly with a new notepad

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Overhead shot

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Holly reading the reply from Father Christmas

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An excited Emily

After breakfast, they opened more of their presents from us before we decided to walk around to our church for their Christmas Day service.

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New Lego

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Holly’s new ‘Wenlock’

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Emily looking overawed by Christmas

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Another of Rebekah’s presents

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Holly and Wenlock

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Emily’s new buggy

We returned home by around 11.30 and left around 12pm for lunch at Sarah’s parents’ house where we enjoyed traditional turkey with gammon and vegetables followed by either Christmas pudding or an ice cream ‘Santa’s Grotto’!

Table ready for Christmas lunch

Table ready for Christmas lunch

During the afternoon we returned home in time to see the Queen’s speech, before tidying up for Mum, Heather, Martin, Hugh and Katy coming to tea.

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Some of the family

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Martin and Hugh

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Mum reading to a tired Emily

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Rebekah mastering Solitaire with her Auntie Heather

The girls went to bed around 8.30pm and the others left shortly afterwards.

It had been an enjoyable Christmas Day, the second since losing Grandma and Dad and although their presence was still missed at teatime, the family are coping well with their absence.

Rebekah and Sarah coped admirably with the festivities, despite both being somewhat under-the-weather.

This entry was posted by philhbray.

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