Just over a week until Christmas. Four more sleeps until we all break for the festive period. Eleven whole days together. I adore being able to celebrate this time of year together. Wrapped up in our little family bubble. Board games and movie days, playing with new toys. All the food and lazy mornings without an alarm set. Days spent in our pyjamas with the occasional lunch out in our Sunday best. Oh yes Christmas time I am ready for you. Only four more sleeps.
I always find myself counting down the last few days until we are truly able to get into the festive spirit. It really has been a wonderful Christmas time so far. December for me is the most magical chapter of the year. From the beginning to the end, the month is filled with so much celebration. Moments of calm in between the chaos, happy chaos. I think it’s all in the planning, so that December can be enjoyed we shop in November.
For me, it is all the little traditions that we love to follow each year that make me smile. Starting with our annual trip to the Christmas Tree Farm which is our 7th year. To decorating the Christmas Trees with festive music playing. Picking up the mistletoe from the same market stall each year followed by all the festive days out. To watching the Pantomime on Christmas Eve and of course Christmas Day and beyond.
It really is so magical. What is not to love about December? These are the moments I want George to remember. Steeped in our little family history, traditions that George follows on with his family. Everybody needs a special Christmas. Whether big or small, filled with kind gestures, love, friends and family. Christmas is a time for family.
And so I am here today sharing our Christmas so far in a few photos…
Our annual trip to the Christmas Tree Farm and decorating the tree…
Festive days out & cosy nights in…
Lazy mornings, present wrapping & Buddy the Elf…
Santa’s Letter, Festive nails & Party nights…
All that is left to do is our annual trip to the Manchester Christmas markets and to see the Pantomime on Christmas Eve followed by carolling. And lastly lastly the Christmas food shopping. Coordinated by Mr H with the help of my mother-in-law who spends her days calling me with reminders for quiche and tin foil. Yes Dear Marion they are on the list. And let’s not forget a trip to M&S to pick out party food and deserts.
Here’s to a wonderful Christmas. I hope you are all having a lovely December so far. I cannot wait for this weekend and all the days beyond to arrive. It really is the most magical time of all. Hopefully I don’t set the kitchen on fire this year. See you in a few days with the remainder of our December in a few more words and photos x x
I love the build up to Christmas just as much as Christmas Day itself. There is always so many fun things to do and I love how excited the kids get, its infectious. It looks like you’ve had a magical few weeks and I hope you have a brilliant Christmas x
Oh me too, there’s just something so very magical about it. Have a lovely Christmas x
It’s such a special time of year isn’t it? I think traditions are so important for children and this is exactly what memories are made of. Absolutely beautiful photos KA and your home looks so magical! Have a wonderful Christmas all of you. xxx
Oh it really is. This time is so precious x
Such gorgeous photos Kerri-Ann. We have traditions that we follow each year too and I love seeing how the girls change each year even though the photos are of the same things. Making memories and spending time together is exactly what it’s all about as you say. I hope you have a magical Christmas with your boys x
Thank you Chloe, we had a truly wonderful time x