Maybe it is because I have read so many wise and beautiful words lately about the wonder of Christmas, and the real reason for the season. And as hard as I try, I just can't seem to come up with anything more wise, or poetic and beautiful.
So all that leaves me with is sharing a little of what made our Christmas merry and magical.
Boys and girls in PJ's for most of the morning. And no-one minded in the slightest.
A chip off the old block? Learning a few tips from his talented uncle.
The wonder and awe in little eyes.
Thankfulness and excitement.
A furry friend come to visit.
The enjoyment of having the whole family together for this one day of the year.
A treasure hunt
Could there be another chef in the making?
Mid-afternoon siestas and quiet time
Handstands, tag and frolicking amongst the daisies
Kite flying and ball throwing.
And so, so much more. There's just no room to tell it all. But we'll remember it, oh yes, we'll remember it. We will savour every last minute just as we savoured the great food and fine company.
Photos a combined effort by me and our talented inhouse photographer Nic.
Wherever you were, whether surrounded by sun or snow, we hope that there was much to make your Christmas a merry one. We hope you were surrounded by loved ones, and you found time amongst the glitter and gifts to reflect on the beauty that is this life.
That's it from me for a few days. I'm indulging in some keyboard 'time out'! Family to be with, and fun to be had.
Merry (belated) Christmas everyone.