Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas lights, 2023

Round 15: December 2023

Chase and Amabelle Harper are 68, Will is 38, Alexa is 31, Connor and Dane are 7 and Jena is 3.
(Paige is 39 and Brooke is 31.)


Narrated by Alexa Harper.

I decided to cook our Christmas dinner from scratch this year which meant that most of my day was spent slaving in the kitchen. I was a bit nervous about the turkey but everyone assured me that I could do it.

Dad was "helping" me to make a couple of pies for Christmas Day when Brooke and Charlie and also Paige with her family come here for lunch. Mostly he just stood there and kept making yummy noises or trying to get a little sample of the batter.

Will had a few days off work during the holidays and he was more than happy to keep Jena company while I cooked. Most days she plays quietly with her toys but when the boys and daddy are home she's constantly asking for attention.


One of our gifts to the kids was a climbing tower. Connor and Dane were thrilled about it and I'm sure Jena will enjoy it as well once she's old enough to climb up there. We also got them some toys, clothes and hobby items so that they'd have presents under the Christmas tree as well.

In the evening we sat down for our Christmas dinner. The turkey was delicious if I may say so. Everyone kept complimenting the food, even the boys and they can be quite picky eaters sometimes.

Will and Dad insisted on cleaning up the kitchen after we had eaten. I rarely get any help with the household chores since I'm the only one working at home so it was nice to just get up and walk to the living room and relax.

The kids could hardly contain their excitement waiting to open their presents but we said we'd wait until Will and dad were done in the kitchen. They all got upstairs to play for a while.

We mostly buy gifts for the kids but we always buy something for the adults as well. We got mom and dad some books because they both love to read. They got us a hot chocolate machine because we've been wanting one for a long time but never got around to buy it.

December started with absolutely no snow at all but now it's been snowing a couple of days nonstop. The kids love it and it's almost impossible to keep them inside. At this rate our back yard will be full of snowmen before the kids go back to school after Christmas break.

It was so great to have all our loved ones under the same roof on Christmas Day. We rarely get together which is a shame because we always have a great time seeing each other. We're all so excited about Brooke's pregnancy. The baby is due in April and she and Charlie both just glow with happiness. It's great to see everyone so happy during this special time of the year.

Notes:
  • Title reference: Christmas lights by Coldplay. I'll be using the same title for all future Christmas updates.
  • With this update I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas!

12 comments:

  1. A beautiful update from a beautiful family in a beautiful house :-)

    Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  2. Merry Christmas to you too, Sari!

    What a lovely Christmas the family had! The men in my family need to take a lesson from Chase and Will; they have the hanging around in the kitchen down but need some help in the cleaning up afterwards area. ;)

    I can't wait to meet Brooke's baby - not long to go!

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    1. I think a lot of men need to take a lesson from Chase and Will, lol.

      Thanks for reading. :)

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  3. Merry Christmas ! A wonderful update :)

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  4. Gorgeous Christmas update! Glad it turned out so well for them! Brooke looks great pregnant. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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    1. I had a very Merry Christmas, I hope you did too.

      Thanks for reading. :)

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  5. Hope you had a great holiday! That was a very nice update. I love doing holiday gatherings now and can't wait til my families get larger. Can't wait to meet all for all of the new babies!

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    1. I had a great time during holidays, I hope you did too. I love family gatherings and what better reason for one than to spend the holidays together. I can't wait for all the new babies either! I really have to start playing so I can get them all delivered, lol.

      Thanks for reading. :)

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  6. Sari I'd love to be able to figure out how to pose my sims like you do. I haven't spent much time trying to figure it out. I just got back to being able to play and am having to start my hood over.

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    1. Sorry I haven't replied to you sooner.

      Posing really just takes a lot of practice, that's all. It gets easier once you get the hang of it but honestly, most sims just don't want to co-operate. I tend to avoid having to pose a lot of sims (except for school pics and weddings etc) because it takes a lot of time and effort. So basically, I can't give you any other advice than to practice, practice, practice, LOL!

      Thanks for reading. :)

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