Friday, December 25, 2009

An International Christmas

Set the table all pretty .....
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And just as dinner is bubbling away and Eva and I poured a glass of wine, Santa arrived! This Christmas, Santa-Brady is making me a settle bench for my front hallway. (It's still in it's early production stage.)
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There was a lineup down the hallway to get dinner. We held pinkie fingers, and Brady asked the blessing over the food. Everyone shared my family tradition of Xmas crackers and funny hats!
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Libby and Brady ...

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Here are our new friends Andrew, Ken and Tyne (St Martin's, Caribbean). They came up here to pick up a boat; Brady is doing some work for them, and as they would be here for a couple of weeks yet, I invited them to join us for a Canadian Christmas.*

My darling Eva with her son Matthias (formerly Czech Republic) but now new Canadians!
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Nadine (Germany), Molly's friend Nicole, moi and Molly.

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Time for a group shot! *
What a wonderful, fun-filled Christmas day!
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Goodnight!
Aargh! After I take my Alka-seltzer, I am waddling off to bed. (Must eat lettuce and yogurt tomorrow!!)

18 comments:

Nikia, May and da kids said...

What a great thing to see so many smiles and full bellies under one roof. Now THAT is keeping in line with the spirit of Christmas to have a full home. I bet they are so grateful to have found you as a friend! This story warms my heart! God bless people like you for looking out for others.

May

Anna said...

What a fantastic Christmas you had with your international friends!I heard about Christmas crackers,what did they contain?Kisses.

Marie said...

Sounds like a great Christmas to me! For years my brother and his family have been organizing and attending an International Christmas Celebration somewhere near where they live in Ottawa. They have a wonderful time!

DUTA said...

Despite their harsh weather, canadians are warm , hospitale people and you're a good example.

Your Christmas celebration looks and sounds wonderful.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You certainly had an international Christmas. It was so nice to welcome 3 additional people into your home this Christmas. I know it meant a lot to everyone that you made Christmas special for them.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So happy you had a great Christmas!
Love your pictures. I am off today so headed for Austin to see my grandbabies.
Love your post 364 days til Christmas. I really should get started today. lol
Maggie

The Garden of Egan said...

Wow, looks beautiful!!! Sounds like you were surrounded by great people.
Hope your day was blessed.

Terra said...

I appreciate your international Christmas celebration.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Terra

Eva Gallant said...

Looks like you had a fun international celebration!

Maureen said...

What a fabulous way to spend Christmas with open heart and open home.

Nezzy said...

What an interesting Christmas you spent with your international family. I can feel the warmth of your open home radiating from the screen. I just loved the hats!

Have a great day, somehow I know you will dear friend!!!

God bless....

Pat said...

You truly had an International celebration didn't you? I love it!

Wishing you all the best for the new year!

juls4real said...

I got your x-mas card today. What a treat. You are a busy girl. We just love St. Martin. Looks like you had a really happy day there. Happy New Year!

xo, juls
juls4real

Menopausal New Mom said...

Great photos of a great Christmas celebration with family and friends. Just found you through Nezzy and I MUST Follow a fellow Canadian! I used to live in Halifax!

Corrie Howe said...

Came by way of Nezzy and Cow Pattie Surprise. I had a Spanish Exchange student for seven months this year. I miss him so.

We still talk about him as if he's still here. Got to love Skype and Gmail.

wendy said...

sounds like you had a great Christmas and what a wonderful "blend" of people.

got your Christmas card --thanks!!

ethelmaepotter! said...

What a blessed Christmas! That's what Christmas is all about - sharing your heart and home with others - I am so happy to have found you!

stampernancy said...

what a wonderful day for you and yours - really enjoyed the previous too - you really get IT! and thanks for sharing it. We love Christmas crackers at our house too - except maybe when someone gets a whistle ! Nancy LeB in B'water