Saturday, December 27, 2008

Recovery Mode

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. It's been lovely reading through all the Chrismassy and holiday blog posts and reading what everyone had planned.

We've had a break away, spending Christmas with DH's family (who live a rather exhausting 8hr drive away)but are home again and in recovery mode before we do it all again (turkey and all) with my family at New Years! Tis certainly the season. No complaining about a 2nd Christmas though!

Our holiday was lovely, the weather was (mostly) good and it was nice to be free from the usual daily schedules and routines. It was nice to be just helping with chores and meals instead of being in charge and as a result I got quite a bit of relaxing knitting done. I also enjoyed having a bit of an internet break, the vortex which can suck away my days, and after some recent unnecessary forum unpleasantness it was a timely one at that. I am slowly making my way through 300 unread blog posts on my blog reader ;)

The kids had a wonderful time playing with their cousins, helping their Grandmother with her horses (and having a couple of rides too) and enjoying the sunshine. We were also sleeping in a tent which proved to be a popular novelty with the small ones! All in all it was a great trip and just what we all needed after a busy few months.

Grandma lives in a very picturesque part of the country. My little camera seemed to have captured it well.

Enjoy some gorgeous scenery shots, I'll be back tomorrow with some FO's.

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Paddling in the fresh water creek at the edge of the beach

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The scenery is just gorgeous (the baby's pretty cute too)

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Treasure collecting

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We had the whole beach to ourselves

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My three

8 comments:

purdypeas said...

Lovely to see you back G! Missed you.

PrincessPea said...

Adorable photos (landscapes and little ones)! Glad to hear you had a good break. I know just what you mean about the blog reader - I love reading blogs, but when I've been away that huge figure of unread posts actually scares me a bit!

amanda said...

Wow! Looks like you had the perfect holiday! Hope you managed to knit on that 8 hour drive. Unfortunately I never can as it makes me travel sick.

That beach looks ridiculously inviting btw. What I wouldn't give!

Sonia said...

That does look picturesque! Glad you had a relaxing holiday with some time to knit and play with your kids. Hopefully your 2nd Christmas will be fun and relaxing as well!

Aunt Kathy said...

Oh my Christmas at the beach... sounds like heaven. Living in NY we were blanketed with snow instead of sand.

Shortly said...

Sounds idyllic. Can't wait to see what your needles were up to :)

Jo's Place said...

Welcome back, WOW that beach looks so beautiful and what awesome photo's of your kids. Love the last one, just too cute :)

lucky knitter said...

Very cute photo of "your three". Happy New Year and enjoy your second Christmas.