by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Hi Cuties, I just wanted to share Ryke’s last day of Primary school. All the children of the school make a guard of honour and then the Year 6 kids have to run or walk through the tunnel made by their raised arms. It was an emotional day and we all were crying. Jason videod the ceremony and he had tears in his eyes - the big softy!!

After that we had Aqualina’s dance concert and that was absolutely amazing. Aqualina was in 5 dance routines. I didn’t get home till 11.30

This morning we caught up with Ben, Naomi and the boys for a Christmas get together and exchange gifts.

We leave tomorrow for Europe and we are so looking forward to the cool weather and our first White Christmas ever!! We have high temps here in Newcastle and humidity as well aaaggghh!! Love chris


by shirley124 16 Dec 2017

Lovely photos. Lovely memories. Have a safe and enjoyable trip. Hugs

by Barbaric 16 Dec 2017

Chris, lovely pictures. Have a wonderful safe tri
Hugs Barb

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks Barb, yes, they take good pictures. I'm so looking forward to this trip. Haven't been to the snow areas for years and never at Christmastime. We used to do a lot of skiing back in the 70's and 80's in the Snow fields of Victoria and New South Wales, but those days are over. We will play with Ophelie and Delphi this time whilst Amy and Steve go out skiing. I may get to do some tobogganing! Love Chris

by Leaha 16 Dec 2017

Lovely pics. They grow so fast. Merry Christmas and safe journeys to you. hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks Leaha, you are right there. He is going to be taller than me soon and that's easy to do as I'm only 5feet 2inches! Love Chris

by kustomkuddle 16 Dec 2017

Looks like so you had lots of fun! Amazing children too. Hope you have a wonderful, safe trip. Here in Michigan ( lower part) we have about 8 inches of snow so far.

Leaha by Leaha 16 Dec 2017

Not fair, it either goes to the FAR south or stays up in your neck of the woods....:~(((((( hugs

pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Wow! that's a good thickness. I think of Caroline way up in the far east of Canada where they have so much snow it's measured in feet!!! Thanks for commenting. Love Chris

by dailylaundry 16 Dec 2017

Sweet sweet pictures! Safe trip and have fun!!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks Laura, I intend to have a wonderful time. Can't wait to be in Rudesheim (it's a gorgeous Christmas Village, where we have been before, but not at Christmas time). Love Chris

by zoefzoef 16 Dec 2017

Great pictures . I hope you will enjoy your time in Europe!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks Linda, I'm sure I will. I'm dying to do a Snow Angel in the snow!! Love Chris

by dragonflyer 16 Dec 2017

What an exciting day you all had! Love the pictures...

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Thanks Kim, it was fantastic, but tiring. I don't know how little Aqualina survived it and it was really hot!!! Love Chris

by asterixsew Moderator 16 Dec 2017

Lovely pictures Chris. It is a huge milestone leaving the safety of Primary to being back at the bottom in a usually much larger school so good luck to Ryke. Maybe after a cold winter you will be very happy to have a hot one again.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Dec 2017

Ha, Jason said basically the same from being a big fish in a little pond to now being a little fish in a big pond! I'm not so sure about the last sentence though I love the cold weather. I should have been born in the Northern Hemisphere I'm sure. Love Chris