Christmas in Summer: Feasting & Swimming

12.30.2012



We had the best family & food time on Christmas.
The weather was unexpectedly bad, it rained and stormed all day, but we had the coziest time indoors with the family. We started with a big Pancake and Champagne breakfast with loads of fresh fruit and ice cream unwrapping all the great Secret Santa Gifts.
If you have read our blog for a while you probably noticed before how much I love a good big long breakfast and going out for breakfasts.
All our presents were striped and for the beach, so we are properly set up for Summer!
Dave's parents got me a Christmas ornament made with my name on it, like everyone else in the family. I guess that means I am officially part of the family ;)
The only thing that was missing was my family, and I hope that in the future they will be able to come down to Sydney to celebrate with us.
We were watching old super8 videos from when Dave and his siblings were little on a big screen.
It was so magical and reminded me again how important it is to document life with photos and videos, because it's so much fun to look back. We played with little baby nephew Marcus, took pictures and in the afternoon we had Christmas BBQ with the probably worlds best homemade Passionfruit Cheesecake & Cannoli from Daves brother Adrian.
We played Scattegories until we were too tired to go back home and fell asleep on the couch.
Success!

All our presents were striped beach things, so we are properly set up for Summer!
Our boxing day we spent right there, next to our house on the little habour beach.
Swimming and relaxing with all our stripey gifts.

After all this Christmas made me realize that it really doesn't matter, what season or weather or food you are having on the day it's just about spending time with your loved ones and remembering the spirit. I am already looking forward to the next one, with much more decoration and Christmas cookies in our house. (more on our new house and the move very soon!)

I hope you all had a wonderful time, wherever you are in the world!
Happy New Year! We will be watching the fireworks, what are you up to?

25 comments:

  1. amazing purposes! simply in love!
    id really like we could follow each other! i'm just starting on it!
    wish you the best for this 2013!

    xoxo www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio,

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  2. Sounds and looks dreamy. Nick and I often talk about being at the beach for Christmas one year! Happy New Year to you guys and looking forward to keeping in touch in 2013.

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    1. I can recommend it!
      It's very different but wonderful too.
      Hope you had a great start into 2013, and we are happy to have you here.

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  3. It wasn't much of a summer Christmas day this year! We spent the whole day indoors, but for a few crazy cousins who were determined to go in the pool despite the weather. Can't wait for the fireworks tonight. Happy New Year! x

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    1. Yes, it was perfect for me to get used to it. Christmas Day was cozy indoors with the rain, and boxing day we went back to beach, perfect!
      Happy New Year!

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  4. Your Christmas looks stunning, Liv! and your very own tree decoration...definitely part of the family now ;) Sam's family have done the same for me the past 2 years - it's such a lovely gift, to feel a part of the family, traditions and the spirit of the season.
    Have a wonderful night tonight! We will be watching the fireworks too...and perhaps playing with some leftover sparklers! Yay! Happy New Year!

    Sar xx

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    1. Happy New Year! The fireworks were amazing. More on our NYE soon.
      Hope you had a great one. x

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  5. the pictures show the magic already. how good it must have been to be in them ;-) wishing you all the best for the upcoming year. lots of love, sunshine and a little dancing. and thank you for wonderful posts over the last months. xxx a.

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    1. Thank you for reading! We are really happy to have all of you here.
      Have a great start into the New Year too. x

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  6. Your Christmas feast looks delicious! And I simply adore your swimsuit! Happy New Year, girl!
    xo TJ

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    1. Thanks, Lady! Happy New Year to you!

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  7. Such a lovely time. I'm not sure I could get used to Christmas in summertime. It would feel so different. Of course, you could still have a white Christmas on a sandy beach... sounds good to me. ;)

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    1. Yes, I wasn't sure at first, but I really got into the spirit.
      I am really looking forward to my next summer Christmas.

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  8. I'm still quite smitten with your stripey bathing suit!

    Christmas doesn't feel quite like Christmas without cold weather and snow to me, but i'm starting to get accustomed it. Also, next Christmas DEFINITELY needs more cookies.

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    1. Yes! We hardly had decoration in our place this time and no time to make cookies because of the move, but next time I will be really prepared ;)

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  9. Looks like a great time! Happy new year

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  10. That's so sweet that you have a family ornament now! Little traditions like that mean so much. Also, your striped bathing suit is incredibly chic!

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  11. All this looks wonderful!
    'It's just about spending time with your loved ones and remembering the spirit...' So true.
    HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too.
      Christmas has def nothing to do with weather.

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  12. Your swimsuit is adorable! I love it! Where did you get it! Your pictures look amazing. I too realized that weather doesn't matter during the christmas season. Out in Hawaii it always felt like summer so sometimes you just have to remember that it is just the season of love and family! Looks like a fun celebration!

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    1. I got the swimsuit from the cute Sydney based label: Sirens Swimwear!
      And I really love it, it's great quality and fit.
      Here is the link to their website: http://www.sirensswimwear.com/
      Happy New Year.

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  13. Your photos are so lovely! It looks like you had a holiday full of good cheer and that makes it pretty much perfect, right? I really love the photo of dave and his dad (?) it's such a great shot. happy new year!

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  14. What a fun and untraditional holiday, I love that it's summer for you at Christmas. Stripes are always a welcome gift in summer.

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  15. Looks so amazing, and sounds so wonderful. Merry belated Christmas from me to you!
    You look fabulous in that swimsuit too! Stripes are the best. :)
    Ronnie xo

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  16. glad to hear you had such a wonderful first christmas in australia! it's such a shame about the weather, but based on these photos you've made it to the beach at least once anyway so it doesn't really matter too much! love your swimming costume by the way!

    littlehenrylee

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