Our Christmas 2014

T'was the night before Christmas...
Our family tradition is that the kids get to open ONE present on Christmas Eve. It's also time to get Santa's plate ready before the kids go to bed. You can read about it here.

Our day started at 6:30am, Miss B had already gone into the lounge to scope out whether or not Santa had been! She came into our room, picked up Master M who is standing in his cot with a massive smile on his face and they  both jumped on our bed very excited!

I made Miss B (and Master M) wait until 7:30am to open their presents. Master M went straight for his activity table and Miss B started with her stocking. 
Santa has been to our house!

Excited about celebrating Master M's First Christmas
Miss B loved receiving Paris items for Christmas
Best Present from Daddy - Mini All Black Rugby ball
Even our cat Smooch got a present from Santa
Master M playing with his First Activity Walker

The kids got some really awesome presents this year. I am so glad I decided to go with the Wish List Cards - it made shopping a lot easier and stress-free. Once all the presents were unwrapped, we had a small bacon & egg breakfast, a quick tidy up before packing up the car and heading off on our Christmas Day Road Trip, leaving at 10am. 

First stop - we had a beautiful lunch with my partner's parents, Nana, Uncle, Brother, Sister-in-law & two nieces. The kids got some lovely presents. Miss B got some Lego Friends and is now completely addicted! 

After 2pm we were on the road again, this time heading to my Parents house. Celebrating Christmas with my Nana, three of my brothers & their partners (I also have a brother in Australia), three nephews & close friends of my Mum & Dad. It was awesome having my Nana with us this year! (Sadly, we said good-bye to my Grandad at the beginning of the year - however I know he was with us in spirit). 

The kids enjoyed having a swim and playing together, we had a yummy dinner...with all the Christmas trimmings (including my favourite - chocolate strawberries, & Secret Santa gifts were handed out by my Dad with a bit of help from Miss B and my nephew, Luka. 

Master M was fast asleep when we opened presents on Christmas Day, so he opened his on Boxing Day morning. 

Master M LOVES Strawberries!

We had such a wonderful Christmas! Yes, it was long and tiring, especially travelling to our parents houses, however I wouldn't have changed a thing. I love my family (both families) and for me that's what Christmas is all about! 

Looking back at My Christmas Wishlist that I posted for #TuesdayTen link up - I can actually say that each and every thing on my list has a tick! From having a full tank of gas to receiving my very first Canon DSLR camera from my Ah-MAZING partner! This year has been THE BEST Christmas...now it's time to reflect on 2014 and get ready for 2015!

How was your Christmas? Did you stay home or travel? 

If you are blogger, please leave me a link to your Christmas post below - I would love to have a read!


  1. What an absolutely gorgeous picture of Christmas Charlene. Those smile... MELT ME! Happy New Year to you hun, here's to health and happiness for you all xx

  2. Thank you so much Sonia! Happy New Year!


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