A little pre Christmas surprise….


The week before Christmas I took the boys up to Gympie to visit my parents.
The trip had been planned for awhile and I was really looking forward to spending time in the serene surrounds with my parents.
The “star” in the photo above was hanging above my parents drive way and was an apt way to herald in the Christmas decorating that had been happening in the “Gympie house” as all the grandchildren affectionately call it!

But amidst all the decorating….

preparing…

joy…

winter land scenes…

many Christmas trees…

a surprise was lurking and I almost couldn’t hold in my excitement (but I did:)

There was a arrival from afar (no it wasn’t the wooden Christmas tree my dad made!)…


My sister Luana, husband Mitchell and baby Oliver flew in from The Netherlands and surprised my parents!


It was a wonderful reunion and first meeting of grandparents and little Oliver!
My parents got quite the surprise and had no idea! It has been so lovely to spend time with them and to meet the very gorgeous Oliver.
You can follow their adventures at Luana’s blog La Petite LuLu.

Martine