Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas with the Jacobs family!

Christmas Eve

In our family it is tradition to get together on Christmas Eve for a finger supper and then the gifts are exchanged.

Our tree...fibre optic this year.

Leane's amazement at all the gifts.

A little reindeer.

Oupa and Lukas.

Lukas the Reindeer.

Kissing Cousins.

Leane ripping open a gift.

Oupa Santa:)

Daughter in law - Lache.

Oupa looking pleased with himself.
Christmas day.

In our country we have a very warm summer Christmas day. Traditionally we make cold meats (gammon, lamb, chicken drumsticks) and salads. We also have trifle and fruit salad with ice cream for desert.
This year all our children and Nadia's family came to spend the day with us. We had our tables outside under the Lapa (thatch roofed braai area). It is always nice and cool there.
A pic of Bianca's fruit salad.

Trifle the way my Gran used to make it.

The feast.

Cold meats and salads.

Table decorations.

One of the tables.

Yours truly under the lapa.

Guests arriving.

Chatting and enjoy the company.

Little Lukas eating a foot...those teeth will be coming soon.

My two sons, Wynand and Kobus.

Daughter Bianca and Wynand.

Little Leane with her Springbok cap. (I told you she loves hats.) Oh yes, and chocolate for starters.

A Kodak moment.

Me, Bianca and Wynand.
I hope your Christmas day was as blessed and happy as ours.


  1. Looks like a wonderful celebration. I really like the "kissing cousins" photo--too cute!

  2. Wow, awesome pictures! It looks like a resort with the pool in the backround! The food looks amazing and so does your family! So cute!! I am glad you had a nice Christmas!

  3. Great pictures! The food and outdoor celebration look amazing! Wish we had some warm weather here!

  4. We have the same "red dress". Obviously we share excellent clothing taste! Looks like you all had a wonderful day. Love the little reindeer!

  5. YOu looked so great in your red christmas outfit! Looks like you guys had a great CHRISTMAS! Beautiful pics; Beautiful family!

  6. Merry Christmas Lynette...such beautiful pics.I was so happy to look at all the food, and see SUNSHINE on Christmas day.I'm waiting to show your pics to hubby.I bet he'll be waiting at the travel agent tomorrow to book tickets to S.A :)

    As I said before, you are GORGEOUS!!!!
    Way way too young looking to be a grandma.

    Have a safe and happy New year my dear friend :)

  7. First of all you look STUNNING in that red dress! Gorgeous! I can't imagine a warm Christmas......I would like to try it sometime! :) It looks like you had a wonderful celebration. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Happy New Year

  8. Looks like you had a great celebration. I really enjoy seeing how you celebrate on the other side of the world/opposite side of the equator! Have a great new year!

  9. Oh the little ones are so cute. I want a baby!

  10. Gorgeous grandchildren! It looks like you had a lot of fun. So nice when the family and in-laws can have Christmas together.

  11. lovely photos, always like seeing what other celebrations look like! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Dit is mos hoe n mens die spesiale dag vier in eg Suid-Afrikaanse tradisie ... nog die beste ter wereld!


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