Friday, December 25, 2009

An International Christmas

Set the table all pretty .....
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.)
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!
Libby and Brady ...


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!

Nadine (Germany), Molly's friend Nicole, moi and Molly.

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


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.


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

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,

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

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