Christmas was a whirlwind. It was busy, and lovely, rushed, exhausting, pretty and hard. But it was Christmas, and Indi’s first one at that.
Road trip sing along
Our little slice of heaven. A cottage by the river in denmark. Yes thats a wisteria as you enter the house.
Side view of the entrance
Yes that is the river (jealous now?). There is a little path that goes right down to it. Would be perfect except for the sludge.
The deck runs down the side and around the river side of the house. Perfect for wine in the afternoon.
A giant island bench that runs from the kitchen to the dining (yes that is a fire place at the end). Was great for all the food christmas day.
The property has all sorts of fruit trees, apples oranges, mulberries, lemons, olives, and apricots. There were strawberries and rhubarb, and herbs everywhere. And to top it off it had its very own holly bush. So glorious.
So that is where we stayed for 5 lovely nights over Christmas. We were only half an hour away from our families (4 and a half normally) and somewhere that we could relax.
On top of the perfect house. Aidan surprised me with a REAL CHRISTMAS TREE! The smell alone was to die for. Aidans parents brought it out to us, I am eternally grateful. We had brought our home made decorations with us (I was going to use as name tags on presents), so we dressed it up all perfect. With the additional help from a loud m&m eating preggo friend (xxx).
The house had a little alcove just as you entered. Perfect for surprise chirstmas trees that make you want to curl up and sleep underneath it.
Christmas day was interesting. I didn’t know what to expect. Indi is into everything these day and running about like a mad woman, so expected she would be fairly happy come present opening. Pfffftttttt whatever. She would much prefer to play with the dust brush and pan.
First impressions. Ooooooooh I could rip stuff off that big green thing.
Our only family photo from christmas. That is indi cranking up because we wanted her to open her presents. Nope, did not care for it.
The calm down after present opening. Santa brought her some bubbles, add them to being allowed to run around outside – boom happy baby.
Indi got spoilt (didn’t see that coming did you). But more importantly she got to spend time with family and close friends, the people that love her. Our aim for the little trip was to have as many people around to celebrate this little ones first festive season. To see the love, share laughs and of course eat too much.
Other parts of our little break look like this:
Early morning view from our deck
Indi stealing water, trying to look like a big girl for Cade.
All christmas’ed up and grandma and grandpa’s.
Uncle zac brought tornado babe her first car. I cant imagine how much the insurance will cost on that thing.
Have you got my good side ma?
Classic albany, emu point.
I got this.
Decorations, catering, organizing, crafting, planning, keeping routines and road trips. Christmas was an event. I loved it, but I’m glad its over. Next year we are going low key. Staying home (minus road trip) or going to someone elses house (minus organisation). Its my promise to aidan (I did not promise that I wont go overboard with all the before christmas stuff tho hehehehe).
So christmas is done. Tick that box, whats next….. somebodies first birthday (please someone stop me from buying all the pink tissue paper in perth…).
Much love peeps xxx