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Here we are as olden days...

For all the stress of the build up, all the planning, the cleaning, the shopping, the wrapping, the decorating, the cleaning (again), the prepping, the chopping, stirring, cooking...

...breathe out...

...we do it all, so we can share a bit of magic with family. For us, this year, it was all about the Grandma. She so desperately wanted to share Christmas with us, so we moved heaven and earth (and furniture) to make it magic. 

I think we did alright:



It was so lovely to have Grandma here for Christmas - we had lots of magical moments that I wouldn't swap for the world. And I know she reads this blog, so Mum - thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you like the photos!

I sometimes get "tsked" because I have my camera or my phone out a lot, taking photos, connecting with people. Well, this blog is my version of this video - I loved it (even thought it was an ad for Apple). I hope you all had yourselves a Merry little Christmas:


  1. certainly looks like a very merry Christmas :) I took the chance to explain to my son one of the main reasons we chose to homeschool, that being spending more time with grandparents.

    1. It is one of the benefits - we can be flexible when we visit!

  2. Your mother-in-law is one of the sweetest people I know - she reminds me so much of *our* Grandma :)

  3. That commercial brought tears to my eyes when I saw it. I loved it! The grandma snuggles made me smile. My grandmother was my whole world.

    I can so relate about the Christmas spirit, bah. I does get harder each year to find the true spirit surrounded by so much consumerism. I found comfort in knowledge of knowing and do love the sparkle in the girls eyes come Christmas morning.

    Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family.

  4. Can't believe I didn't comment earlier. These are real memory makers, these photos.


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