Monday, December 24, 2012

December Daily: Dec 23

Hi everyone :)

It’s so close to Christmas now and I’m really looking forward to it!  Krystal will be home just after midnight and I can’t wait to see her!  Toby is getting excited and Dougal just about passed out this morning running around the presents!

I spent yesterday organising all my Project Life photos and getting them sorted for my album and then went into town to have them printed.  All the free parks near the photo lab were full so I had to park in one of the metered parks which I usually hate but I got a lovely surprise yesterday. 

The Rotorua District Council has made all their metered parks as well as the ‘pay and display’ areas FREE for the twelve days leading up to Christmas.  It’s a really good gesture on the part of the R.D.C. and it’s certainly made a difference to a lot of small business owners!

Here’s my journaling for the day:Dec 23 - journal copy_1

I spent some of my afternoon visiting friends and having a pre-Christmas catch up.  It was a very relaxing time.  Then I came home and wrapped up all the presents.  It’s one thing I really love to do and I always try to do it just before Christmas so that it feels more exciting!

Then Toby and I lay down on the bed for a while and I finished off the second book in the ‘50 Shades’ trilogy… still loving it!

I thought Dougal was having a little nap too… but NO!  He was practicing his handwriting by re-labelling ALL of the presents to himself!  Honestly that boy just doesn’t know when to quit sometimes!!!

As I removed his labels the puppy dog eyes starting tearing up and by the time I’d finished he was having a full-on temper tantrum!  Anyone would think he wasn’t going to get anything for Christmas at all!

Here’s my photos for the day:Dec 23 - photos copy_1

While Dougal was crying and stomping his feet I got busy in the kitchen and made all the biscuit pieces for the gingerbread house and the kitchen smelt divine!

I had some peppermint sticks that I crushed up for the windows and the smell of mint, cinnamon and ginger was fabulous. 

Well I best be off… I’ve got candy to buy to decorate the house!

Have a great day everyone xx


  1. Looks like a heap of fun going on at yours, time has just flown by and im about to head off to havelock to stay the night with Shane, Asha and the boys.. I hope you have an awesome day tomorrow. we will catch up soon hey
    from me to you

  2. Oh yum to the smells in your kitchen - very Christmass and bah humbug to Dougals tantrum. LOL. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  3. I really enjoy the adventures of Dougal and yesterday's photo of Toby, what a handsome boy. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas


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