My younger brother Tim’s property is located outside of Port Macquarie and set amongst beautiful Australian bushland.
Yesterday my parents and I enjoyed a delicious Christmas Day lunch with Tim, his wife Ros, and their two daughters Layne and Sami.
Above (from left): Layne, Sami, Tim, Ros, me and Mum.
Above (from left): Mum, me, Ros, Dad, Sami, and Layne.
Above: Tim and Ros.
Tim’s holding up a piece of toffee - homemade by my friend Noelle in St. Paul, Minnesota. She made a whole batch of this delicious toffee (which I brought with me to Australia) as a gift from her family to mine. Thanks, Noelle!
Above: Layne - giving us a tune on the ol’ piano.
Above: Sami - displaying all her wonderful (and colourful)
Above (from left): Sami, Tim, Mum, and me.
Above: Tim and Sami.
Above: Mum at the piano.
Above: Tim’s backyard!
Yes, it was a great Christmas Day for us - and the good times will continue in January with the visit from Melbourne of my older brother and his family.
See also the previous Wild Reed Christmas posts:
A Story of Searching
Clarity and Hope: A Christmas Reflection
What We Can Learn from the Story of the Magi
A Christmas Reflection by James Carroll
The Christmas Truce of 1914
An Australian Christmas (2006)