With not many weekends until we move, we are trying to get a lot crammed in. On Sunday afternoon, most of my family came over and we had a bit of a working bee to get some jobs done around the house. I have an incredibly handy family (I tend to let the side down) which is a real benefit when you need a house fixed up.
|Cousin Eva and Toby compare notes over some cheerios|
We got most of the house trim painted to match our new gutters, gutter guard installed, and the ceiling and cornice of our laundry repaired. It would have taken us several days, but handy family members knocked it all over in 2 hours!
The cousins all played together in the shade, whilst my lovely (patient) brother in law supervised them.
After the hard work, I cooked up a big batch of my nacho recipe, we dragged the dining table outside and enjoyed dinner together. Berries with meringues and cream is always a yummy way to end a meal.
|Family dinner outside means less cleaning up, and is beautiful too!|
While the adults sat outside, the kids put on a Christmas CD (apparently it is never too early for Christmas Carols) and danced. The adults all headed inside to dance with them before everyone headed off.
One of my sisters, and her husband are heading back to South East Asia permanently soon, and we are moving to the country soon after, so the opportunities to all get together are about to become rare. I am trying to find every opportunity to spend time together while we can. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.