Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Down Under


Stocking are hung by the fireplace....ready for Santa. Train is running and ready to go. Cookies are laid out with milk and Beer (an Aussie tradition) Carrots for Reindeer.



Braman double checking to make sure it is all ready!


Christmas morning....Santa left a note for Taz and Jax thanking them for the cookies, milk, beer and the reindeer appreciated the carrots.


Enjoying the gifts of the day



Santa of course left Anchovy paste in the stockings and now is time for tasting.


JD enjoying the new kitchen as much as Taz and Jax.


Tasman working hard to put the hoodie on the bear. The hoodie must be up before the Tea Party.


JD and John checking out the coasters from India...


Nothing like Kama Sutra on Christmas morning



Riley opening her sleeping mask. Sun comes up early in AU and she is missing her beauty sleep. Will see if she is sleeping in tomorrow.

Jackson playing for a long time with the Submarine from G. Jim and Kathi.



JD particularly likes the dragon costume and the superman cape!


Riley sporting the ever so cool Roxy Sweatshirt from Aunt Kathleen.

Christmas with little kids is such fun....eager anticipation of Santa's arrival and the excitement of the morning. We enjoyed stockings and then has the traditional Hancock Christmas breakfast of Mexican Egg Strata. Lots of coffee as many adults were tired....Rest of the morning was the enjoyment of gifts and family. Not many gifts for the Dunkle kids as bringing the family to Australia was how we chose to use Christmas funds.

Relaxing afternoon of reading and relaxing. I became enthralled with Born to Run. A very cool story about a writers adventure to Copper Canyon Mexico in pursuit of the The Tarahumara Indians and to experience and understand their lore for running.

Scott cooked a wonderful Turkey out the rotisserie and we had a very American Christmas dinner! Good day for all. Family and fun!