We are off to Colchester today to visit my Mum and family, both to drop off Christmas presents and to pay our respects, these things seem so much harder this time of year, the funeral won't be until after Christmas now though. It's going to be a very long day, we always go with my Mum to 'Carols on the Quay' which is held every year and my Mum's chest swells with pride when she turns up with her whole family, 14 of us in total, so its worth it for that alone! xx
I feel so privileged to be able to share with you Milly-Mays first Christmas, my hasn't she grow!
I have to say she is as beautiful as ever though, she looks totally entranced by that Carousel, I think that at that age their first experience is the lights, sounds and smells of Christmas, then comes that age when you are so excited for them to open their gifts but they open one and play with the box for the rest of the day! The magic 'believing in Santa' years seem to pass way too quickly, I really miss the excitement of Christmas eve, the lengths we used to go to from chewing the ends of carrots to make it look like the reindeers had been in and making footprints with the soot from the fireplace with Paul's wellies, we even had a set sleigh bells that we used to shake after they had been in bed a few hours 'just in case they might hear'!! Now they just present you with a list (after you nagging them for it for weeks), but I still love their excitement on Christmas morning, Becca mostly stays at Josh's now but she can't bare to miss the Christmas morning excitement so she is getting up early to be here for six am so that she can wake the girls up like she always has! (I was very touched)!!
Well I must get on, I have a long journey ahead today, car to pack, we are travelling in Matt's car today which will be a change, although it is a big Ford Ranger thing and it doesn't seem to be built for comfort, perfect for carting his sheep about though!
Have a wonderful Sunday ladies,
Love and Hugs