Yesterday afternoon our family decided it was suitably uncomfortable and down right hot enough to put up the Christmas tree.
Yes, we may still enjoy singing about sleigh rides and jingling bells and roasting chestnuts..... but the reality of Christmas in sunny Queensland is rather different. :) Swimming at the pool, hopping over the scorching sand at the beach to avoid getting burnt feet, air conditioning, wearing very little and basically just trying anything to keep cool!
Stuart took a break from his hectic weekend of report card writing and video editing (he makes a movie every year with his Prep class - it's premiere is this afternoon so last minute detailing was taking place) and we decked the halls!!
Well, the living room at least.
The children's faces were filled with delight as always.
Even Will was helpful in putting up the tree. :) The older two decided he should have the honour of putting the star on top this year, since he'd never done so before.
We all feasted on the cookies the kids and I baked yesterday morning.
Now if we can just convince Will to leave the tree alone, we can all relax and enjoy the beginnings of the festive season!!
We even got real rain last night after about 6 months of drought - it was absolutely divine. We all stood on the verandah and watched the sky flash and soaked in the moist air. Thank you Lord, please send some more!!