MC and I both have very small families (mine a lot smaller than his) so family occasions are normally easy to host as the guest list is short and simple – MC’s parents, 2 sisters, BIL and my mom (a grand total of 9 of us). This year we offered to host our annual Christmas lunch at our house and cook a tasty lunch. Unfortunately, the little gastro gremlins got hold of a few members of the family so our lunch table was pretty scarce as my BIL and SIL spent the day in bed, but we had a lovely day nonetheless.
Our families arrived mid-morning and we swopped and opened presents. This year, my SIL decided that we participate in a Secret Santa. So we were each given a person to buy for with their wish list – this is a great way to save money and avoid receiving any unwanted gifts, just for the sake of purchasing…
MC and I put a yummy Christmas lunch together and as per usual, we all completely over ate and ended up lazing on the couch for the rest of the day.
A special day with special family.
|SJ opening her presents|
|Loving her new horsie|
|Christmas sisters – don’t you love our Christmas tops?|
|Starter: Prawn and avocado cocktail|
|Our meat selection: chicken and gammon (most of us don’t like turkey!)|
As you can tell, we were too busy enjoying our day to get too many photos. Our Boxing Day lunch was just as tasty, and great fun as the “sick” half of the family managed to join in!