Continuing on with my December Daily documenting :)
The next few days were punctuated with waiting waiting - This was a sunday and I tried hard to imagine I was at church and then off with the family for breakfast but that needed more imagination than I could conjure up.
I was so hopeful that I would get a reprieve today but no such luck. My surgeon came early with the news and it almost broke me. I so had my heart set on going. I moped for some time before giving in to it and started googling for a new simple crochet project. a few phone calls - some you tube watching and I had a plan. Friends arrived later that evening with new colours of wool for me to play with. It kept me clicking well into the night.
Finally - sweet escape - not before I managed to get my project finished. I had to leave still with drains and the promise that they could come out in two days time. I took that concession and ran. Straight to coffee and late night shopping - finally it felt like Christmas.
My beautiful ornaments I received in a swap :)
We managed at the last moment to book tickets to White Christmas at Movie World. I had been back to the doctors that afternoon to have my drains removed but no luck I had to keep them one more night. It didn’t stop us having fun. The parade was an amazing extravaganaza with over 1 million lights. We loved the two hours of fun.
An ordinary home day - with last minute preparation beginning to happen.
I was so thrilled we still managed to fit a trup into Brisbane to see the myer windws and pantomine - it was really well done - all free :) We will definately go again next year. It was a bonus that the city shops were open to midnight! I had two very tired girls on our trip home.
Every year I swear I am going to skip the lines and do Santa photos early. I only wised up to one part of that this year - I sent Richard to join the queue while I went to have my nails painted sparkly. The girls tried to talk me into having them done down at Pac Fair or Robina which had some amazing Santa set ups but I stuck with tradition and we went to Helensvale for the 5th year in a row. Richard snapped these while they were getting set up.
Our Christmas Eve ran true to tradition - Grocery shopping - crazy crowds, baking, gifts for the neighbours, the arrival of Santa's Email, ( Daddy is still on the naughty list), last minute tidy up and organise the table settings for christmas day, evening mass, reindeer food and feeding, DVDs for the girls, drinks at friends and gift swapping for us, in bed by midnight ready for Santa.
Christmas Day - December 25th
There you have it one completed December Daily :)
Im thrilled with the result because quite honestlyI have given this a go for many years and failed dismally. One of the things that I have found that made this process so much easier was that I just used my iphone. The photos went to my icloud so there was no mucking around transferring etc. Half the time they had already been edited because I had shared thme on facebook or on instagram too so much of the work was done for me. Using a template album made it simple too and having a plan - knowing that I wanted to print it into a mini album gave me a goal. I have loaded it all to snapfish and i love the look - just waiting for payday to send it to print :-).
I stopped at Dec 25th - I know lots of peole go right through to the end of the year but for me December documenting is really about the Christmas celebrating that we do more so than anything else.
So tell me how did you go did you get all done - is yours online somewhere I can see? Do link me up!