This year it was a different sort of day for us but it was no less enjoyable. The main difference was that it was the first one that Jenny’s parents were not to be with us, so present opening in the morning was just us and the kids, which started at an more leisurely time of 9:30 am. 🙂
Lunch was to be at Jenny’s brother Daves house at Mount Torrens but due to the high fire danger, he was placed on active standby for Air Operations so the Pearce lunch was all moved to the Woodside Air Operations Base with a combined event with the air crew.
There were 10 air crew, the CFS Chief and CFS Assistant Chief and 14 from the Pearce clan for an enjoyable lunch on the deck overlooking the airstrip and parked aircraft. There was a visit from “Santa” but he only just fit into his suit. 🙂 The pagers stayed quiet until after lunch when Dave had to go on a flight to Port Lincoln.
It was back home with an hour to spare to ready our house for the Thompson clan. The evening meal is a lot easier with cold platters and salads and a good time with family.
Around midnight, the day was over and Xmas was over for another year. Tomorrow our friends from California arrive …