Well Xmas day is almost over. The boys are tucked up in bed and Kev is watching TV. What a special day it was today. I was worried about how I would cope with all the festivities and missing my beautiful mum so very much. I has spoken about it to Kev and his attitude was not to anticipate too much - just go with the flow. For those of you who know me well you would realise "going with the flow" is not really something I do very well. But in the days leading up to Xmas life seemed so very busy, that I didn't have much time to think. Then this morning after the boys were out of bed and enjoying their breakfast and Bob The Builder, Kev gave me my Xmas present. A beautiful engraved locket with a photo of my mum - that way (he said) Mum would be with me during the whole day. And I really felt her presence. After the boys finished breakfast they discovered a giant swing set in the backyard from their Nana & Grandpa in Queensland. They were so excited and Mitchell cried when they had to come inside. Then it was time to check out their new black boards and they had lots of fun with the chalk. After a leisurely morning we travelled South to Kelly's mum's home for a beautiful Xmas dinner. Harrison distinguished himself by loudly protesting as soon as the food arrived, but after some firm words from Mummy he settled down to eat some lunch. The boys had a ball exploring Leonie & Gerry's home with all of its Xmas decorations and then afterwards they went to the park with Uncle Adam & Grandad. Later in the day we went to Mum & Dad's home and enjoyed still more food. And so now it is almost time for bed, my tummy is full, I am exhausted from monitoring the movements of two little whirlwinds, but I feel happy that we all had a very special day. Hoping that all of you had a special day too.