30 December 2012

Christmas 2012

We had a lovely Christmas this year. As has become customary in recent years, Christmas Eve was spent at home. After putting reindeer food out on the front lawn, we attended children's Mass at our local church and MissyMoo1 (6) was able to participate for the first time, as she's now at school. It was lovely to be able to share in this with our community and to say Merry Christmas to many friends in one place.

Getting home after church, it was the MissyMoos' bedtime, but there was still much to be done:

It's lovely waking up at home on Christmas morning. MissyMoo1 (6) called out at 5:45am - we told her to go back to bed and, surprisingly, she managed to hold out until 6:05am at which point we were all up and preparing to open presents. Santa had obviously been to our house as there were a few extra presents under the tree, MissyMoo stockings were full and then there was this:

Mid morning we went to Nonna and Par's house for food, fun and family time:

We slept there Christmas night, which was fantastic. It meant no driving around or rushing to pack the car.

Nonna and I played cards late into the night, while Hubby and Par watched a movie. It had been years since we'd played Sicilian cards and I'm a bit embarrassed to say that it took us a little while to remember how to play Scopa and Briscola - but we remembered in the end.

I have fond memories of playing cards and Tombola with my parents, sister, Nonni and Zii at Christmas time growing up. Nonna and I had a lot of laughs and have resolved to do it more often. We might even have to dig out the old Tombola set next time!


  1. Sounds like a lovely Christmas!

  2. A casa nostra apriamo i regali il 24 sera, ma i bambini erano comunque eccitatissimi la mattina di natale e ci svegliavano presto!
    Bella l'idea della tombola, anche le tue figlie si divertiranno e sarĂ  per loro un bel ricordo in futuro.
    Molti auguri per un sereno 2013.


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