Wow - welcome 2009!

Hope you all had the most wonderful New Year's Eve. I managed to enjoy mine despite having had chemo in the afternoon - this was in place of the chemo I was mean't to have on Boxing Day but couldn't due to my immunity levels being too low. However, they were back to normal by yesterday so had my chemo then. Went to our neighbours and had a great evening with other neighbours and friends. Quiz games, lovely supper, bubbly (except for me) and fireworks to welcome in the New Year.

Had a lovely Christmas dinner at my daughters - I was so spoilt. Then on Boxing Day after being sent home by the hospital we went down to my sister's for a farewell barbeque for her youngest daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren who are off to Brisbane to live this coming Wednesday. Hope it all turns out to be everything they hope for.

Anyway here's a few photos of Christmas and Boxing DayIMG_0351.

(L) DH - Neville, SIL - Paul, Daughter - Nicky, Me, and youngest grandson - Tyler.


(R) Tyler, Neville with our dog, Rosie, Paul, Sam (eldest grandson) and Barry (Neville's intellectually handicapped brother). Barry lives in an IHC care home but always stays with us over Christmas as he loves spending it with the family.

Boxing Day photos -

Boxing Day 2008 (L) Me and my four grandsons. The three eldest tower over me now and someone suggested they look like my bodyguards - hence Sam's attitude pose.

L-R: Sam, Matthew, Me, Michael and Tyler in front.

Ocker Nev!

(R) Neville enjoying the sunshine and looking more like an Aussie than a NZer.


Sam having an animated conversation with his mother.

Kim   Murray Xmas 08

(R) My other daughter Kim and herhusband Murray (parents of Matthew and Michael). I think Kim is just about asleep!

Well this is what I got up to - hope you had as much fun.


Anne said...

Happy New Year! Glad the chemo session got done and your blood count was up. Lovely family photos, looks like everyone had a great time :)

Janet said...

happy new year! you have a lovely family!!

Pia said...

Happy New Year, thanks for the updates Judy. It looks like you enjoyed your family time.

Sharon said...

Looks like you had a great New Year Judy. Sorry to hear that your immunity was low but happy it is back up. Hope that chemo is going well.
Good luck for 2009.

Shirley said...

A Happy Healthy New Year to you and your wonderful family!!!

kareNstampZ said...

Great pictures glad it went well & that you all had such a great time

Trudi said...

Happy New Year! Gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! The colors are stunning!

Shirley said...

I love the colors and the design! A really beautiful feminine and elegant card!

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