My Early Family Christmas Celebrations

Hi everyone,

If any of you follow me on social media you will know I took two days off over the weekend, to celebrate an early Christmas with my children and grandchildren.Β  The sun was hot, I got sunburned, but with a paddle pool in the garden, plenty of food and drinks around and presents from “Secret Santa” we all had a lovely time.

I had to get prepared – this is my tree and see the lovely cards I have been receiving from my readers – thank you πŸ™‚ I got five more on Saturday morning but I didn’t have time to put them up.

After a long play in the garden it was present time. My son Peter was elected to hand them out to the kiddies while his partner Mels, looked on. Every child got two presents each while we adults got one. Ooh, in this photo he was handing one to me. I got an amazing dream catcher complete with wolves on it πŸ™‚ My kids know me so well. (I actually got two presents because I also got a lovely steam-punk wolf statue as well, but then I am Mom, so I guess that was allowed.)

Everyone got something πŸ™‚ This is Thomas, Nicole and baby Mia.

And this is Holly and Alex watching on. My poor dragon statue should never be wearing a pink kitty hat lol.

Later, my kids decided to put up my new bbq for me. I had bought one so they could all fry bacon and eggs for breakfast on Sunday morning before they went home. We seemed to be missing a few screws but it worked brilliantly.

Finally it was time for family photos. The last time all of us got together like this was back in May, so for me that meant the occasion had to be recorded. Here is a photo of my lovely family – this is the grandchildren – all eight of them.

And my children and their significant others. From left that is Peter and Mels, Alex and Holly and then Thomas and Nicole and the little one squeezed in there is Phoenix and the one lurking at the back is Malacai who is in the process of writing his second Demon World story.

And finally, because my daughter says it never happens, she took a selfie of her and I.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours πŸ™‚ May it be as happy and as full of love as mine was.

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34 responses to My Early Family Christmas Celebrations


  1. Mary

    Beautiful family, hope you all had a blast! Merry Christmas!

  2. Kris

    Awwwww…..what a lovely snapshot of your family

    It looks like you had a wonderful couple of days….. I had a similar early Christmas celebration with my son as he is out of state with his dad this year!

    Merry Christmas from Oz xxx

  3. Lois

    What a beautiful family!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Merry Christmas!!!!

  4. Heidi Plach

    What a beautiful family and wonderful memories!

  5. Sue Ann

    You have a lovely family. Merry Christmas to you all!

  6. Nancy

    Merry Christmas. Looks like you and yours had a wonderful day. Glad you got that time with your family. Your family is gorgeous. But then again it started with an amazing woman so an amazing is expected. Merry Christmas hundreds.

    • Lisao79

      Thank you Nancy, you make me blush lol. I am truly proud of my family and it was so wonderful to have them all together in the one place for a change. I hope you and your family have a wonderful festive season πŸ™‚

  7. Donna

    I want my son that age again, because they make Christmas soo much fun.
    Beautiful family Lisa.

    • Lisao79

      Thank you so much Donna – I have to admit it is a lot easier when the little ones are my grandchildren lol. I just have to spoil them and then give them to their parents. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas πŸ™‚

  8. Caz

    You have a beautiful family. Merry Christmas till you all.

    • Lisao79

      Aww, thank you Caz – they do mean the world to me. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas πŸ™‚

  9. Aussie girl

    Thanks for sharing what sounded like a fun day.
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
    πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

  10. Eydie Gellins

    How wonderful that you shared your family Christmas celebration with us! Merry Christmas!

  11. Blaine Hall

    Awwwwww Looks like a great time you all had! Such a wonderful looking family. Merry Christmas, Sweetie!!!!
    XOXO

  12. relligson

    So happy you took time for yourself Lisa!!! Looks like you had a wonderful time even if there is no snow!

  13. Tammy

    Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas with us!!!!! ;-D What a nice family you have and all your grandchildren OMG OMG LOL, good for you. I start sweating after an hour when I have my 3 grandkids over I can’t even fathom 8 together. πŸ˜‰ You guys looked like you had a wonderful day, thanks again for all your beautiful pics!

    • Lisao79

      Hehe, having all 8 of them there is definitely a mission lol, but it was wonderful fun. Thank you and have a lovely Christmas πŸ™‚

  14. Mary Anne Ostroman

    It’s great to see such a loving and happy family. May you be blessed with many more gatherings over many years to come. Merry Christmas πŸŽ„

  15. Torhild

    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a peaceful holiday plus a Happy New Year. <3

  16. Lynette

    Hi Lisa I finally get to see you, not bad, thanks for sharing your family with us. Wishing u and your family Happy Holidays. Your family is beautiful. have a blessed year

  17. Diane

    I’m so glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Your family is beautiful. Do you want to trade on weather? Its to cold here in Utah. Lol How did I miss your address???? You’ll have to pm it to me when you get time. Miss you. Talk soon.
    Love ya Merry Christmas my dear friend.
    Diane

    • Lisao79

      Hi Diane, thank you so much for your lovely comments – you have no idea how much I would love to see the snow right now. It is very hot here today πŸ™‚ I did add my address to the Christmas card list post on my group on FB but I will PM you as well. Huge hugs and have a wonderful Christmas πŸ™‚