Friday, 25 December 2009

Christmas Day 2009

This Christmas Day I want to wish everyone Christmas Blessings. It doesn't matter what your religeon is, it doesn't matter if you don't believe, all that matters is that we are here and we are sharing love and joy. My thoughts and prayers are with those who are less fortunate than me, those who are mourning the loss of loved ones, those who are ill, or trapped in conflict.
We have just had our Christmas dinner and I am so stuffed full of food! I am sitting here wearing my paper crown and watching the traditional Christmas edition of Top of the Pops, waiting for the Queens speech at 3pm. I have Wilbur curled up next to me, he stole a party popper and it exploded in his mouth. He was very scared and dejected and immediately came to me for reassurance, he is such a silly dog. I love Wilbur because there is not a nasty bone in his body, even if he has just met you he will look at you with such complete adoration, I think thats why when things go wrong or upset him he gets very hurt!

Pickles loves her new toys especially the dog beer! The dogs have had their Christmas dinner too and loved every morsal! Oh no! Pickles has started........ she is grumbling....... mumbling......... woofing....... she wants my coffee!

Just look at all the the gifts Santa brought my boys. The best part about it was that neither boys asked for much because I have taught them about the cost of things and both were over the moon with everything they had. Even though there were gifts I was unable to get for them, not a complaint was made, I am so proud of them.

Joe enjoys playing chess and all he wanted this Christmas was a proper chess set. The one we got him is hand carved and is beautiful, something I hope he will keep and treasure for years to come.

My boys got me this Steiff pony! She is a welcome addition to my collection of bears. I love Steiff creatures so much because of the attention to detail. I didn't know of this pony but its lovely and I will treasure it forever.

I have been so lucky this Christmas but the best of all is just being alive and well this Christmas, being with my family, enjoying them, relishing in their youth. They still believe in Father Christmas and its such a special time. This is probably the last year that Joe believes because he is off to high school in September.... bitter sweet.

So on this special and Holy day, I wish you all health and happiness this Christmas and for the coming new year.


  1. Lovely family Christmas photos ... the dog beer cracked me up. I enjoyed a lovely visit with family yesterday on Christmas Eve and will be heading soon to my sister's for our traditional strawberry waffle breakfast Christmas morning. I'm dropping by to wish you and yours a Joyous Christmas!
    Hugs and blessings,

    "May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas give you hope, and the warmth of Christmas grant you love."

  2. Sara, you said so much in this post. All of it beautiful and loving!!

    I'm so glad the boys enjoyed their Christmas and that you are happy for everything you have and even the things you do not have.

    Much love to you this day!! ♥

  3. Sara, your Christmas Day looks perfect - something to remember with joy when your children have grown up and left home. Happy Christmas to you and your family.

  4. What a lovely day you've had! We're still a couple of hours away from having our Christmas dinner here in Ontario, Canada. Wishing you joy and peace.

  5. You are so thoughtful, I pray you will have a good holiday and recharged for te new year.

  6. I am so happy to see you had a lovely day with family and loved puppies. You are so right about being grateful with what we have and the love all around us. A really nice Chess set is a great gift. Blessings to you all.


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