What we did in December

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Our family Christmas tree 2014

Hey friends,

I’ve finally had a chance to catch a breath & write down December.  What a month!

December was really great for us.  You may have gathered from previous posts that 2014 mostly functioned around sleep deprivation & the effects of it!  It was a tough year in many ways.  But December was different.

Firstly, the kids started sleeping through.  After a few nights sleep we all started to feel a little more human.  This in turn led to happier children & feelings of contentment & happiness for us; even some energy surfaced & I may have smiled or laughed once or twice.  Joking aside it feels like a massive relief to finally feel normal & that I have the amount of energy I need to get me through the day.

Secondly we just had so many great times with the kids.  With energy comes the motivation to get on & do things.  So we did things!

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT CASTLE GARDENS

Castle Gardens with my boy

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Decorating our home

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Christmas crafts & baking

Highlights with the kids were the Santa Express (SH stuck to Jon like glue & hid from santa), Mum & Dad taking SH to see the huskies at Montactute House, the pre-school sing-a-long, the Christmas Eve Service at St.John’s where my kids were so well behaved & our trip to Haynes Motor Museum which I’ll do a review on soon!

For me, I enjoyed two lovely meals & cocktail evening with my best girlfriends

CHRISTMAS MEAL 1 PROSECCO CHRISTMAS MEAL 1 COCKTAIL NIGHT

Note the other party in the background! Happy times?!

Other highlights included:

Co-hosting an Ornament Exchange with the women from Church

ORNAMENT EXCHANGE 1ORNAMENT EXCHANGE 2

Going to Bath Christmas Market with my Mum for a rare day off.

DECEMBER BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET

BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET 2 BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET 3 BATH CHRISTMAS MARKETOn the Park & Ride in Bath we bumped into some girlfriends & we all went to the Pump Rooms for a coffee & to listen to the wonderful quartet.  It was really wonderful to share the experience with Chrissie, Sarah & Lydia who hadn’t been before. BATH PUMP ROOMS WITH THE GIRLS BATH SHOPPING DAY BERTIE AND JACK BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET

I picked up yet another original cut out artwork for SB’s Room from Bertie & Jack

Then the Christmas Service at Church, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day arrived in a flurry of excitement.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

DECEMBER CHRISTMAS SERVICEDECEMBER CHRISTMAS DAY RUNNING

Me & Jon saw the new year in with great friends Steph, Jason, Lisa, & the two Dan’s! Games, Bacon & Maple Syrup Popcorn & lots of prosecco saw the New Year in with so much fun & laughter.

NEW YEAR

Also in December we had the foresight to realise that the Christmas break doesn’t necessarily mean rest for us, so we booked a New Year break at Centre Parcs for 4 nights in Jan.

It does means I’ve put my order in with Roberta to have her baby either before or after our break.  But I guess as always it’s the baby who will decide!

If you’ve ever been to Centre Parcs Longleat in Winter please do share your experiences with us!

I hope you all had an amazing December too. Our December was so much fun.

Best

Lizzie XO

 

 

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