I love Christmas and this magical time of year. I know there are some ‘bah humbugs’ out there but to me it is such a lovely time, especially for those of us lucky enough to have small children in the family who still ‘believe ‘ in the magic of Christmas.
Over the last few weeks I’ve written about my 5 Traditions for the Festive Season and also my Childhood Memories of Christmas. I loved writing these posts as it made me actually STOP and appreciate this special time in my life. We get so caught up in preparing that sometimes we need to Stop, Slow Down and Enjoy the Festive Season.
My Christmas Festivities have started!
Catching up with Friends
The last two weekends I’ve enjoyed Christmas celebratory lunches. Firstly, with my Saturday Sisters for a champagne buffet breakfast. This is a tradition each year to end our year of running and friendship. Hubby and I also had an enjoyable lunch with our P.T. and ‘adopted’ daughter.
It was lovely to also catch up with four other bloggers who live in Queensland. We had known each other virtually, but I had never met them face to face. We felt as if we were old friends and it was such a fun lunch. I really appreciated that apart from me, most had travelled 1 -3 hours to join us. Be sure to follow their blogs which I’ve listed at the end of this post.
Preparing for Santa
Last week, my darling grandson Ethan and I made sure that Santa would stop at his home on Christmas Eve by putting this sign in his garden. We also made some Christmas cookies for his Mummy and Daddy as a trial run for Santa’s cookies. 3.5 year old Ethan also reminded me that he will be leaving carrots for the Reindeer.
Our blended family get-together
Each year we have our ‘blended’ family get-together a week before Christmas. Yesterday was the day! We had a great time and with grandchildren ranging from 10 to 3.5 years old there was plenty of excitement and fun when they received their ‘Santa Sacks’ from Nana Sue and Grandad Mike.
Christmas Day will see us spend the day with my family at my daughter and SIL’s home. There are quite a few of us as we bring my MIL, my son his partner and my SiL’s parents, sister and niece. Then it is off to the Coast on Boxing Day for some chillaxing until after New Year. I love being near the ocean and it is just what I need. Spending quality time with my darling husband to refresh and reboot for the New Year to come.
What are your plans for Christmas? Whatever you have planned I wish you a happy holiday and make sure you create memories and enjoy the moment.
Check out these websites of the ladies I lunched with: