Its been a while since I joined up with this linky, so long its actually changed hosts! If you have not heard about it then, it’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in life – or the not so ordinary. This was a linky I used to join in every week and then all of a sudden I just stopped. I think it was because all my ordinary moments at that point were dull and quite depressive. I stopped round about the time of my skin cancer diagnosis and all I seemed to want to type was the not so ordinary moments and I got a bit repetitive and its not what the blog was about. Who wants to see me go on about how low I was every week! Anyway, I am back for 2018 and I hope I can continue throughout the year!
This week is all about the most magical time of the year, a very ordinary moment, but one that only happens once out of the 12 months. I have to admit, I was a complete an utter scrooge before having children. Christmas seemed over rated and hyped up to the point of no return. BUT when G came along that all changed, something inside me changed. Its the big event and its one I love now. Its so magical for children and I live for the excitement that both G and H share.
How we spend Christmas is like everyone else. With family. Each year we rotate Christmas Day and Boxing Day One year to my parents and the following year to Mr B’s This year we spent Christmas Day with my family. Its was such a wonderful day. Eating, laughing, talking, sharing presents and generally enjoying each others company. My mum and her husband go slightly wild at Christmas and we are all spoilt. I think its the only time of year you can get away with treating your loved ones. G and H were so very lucky in what they received, as was I.
Boxing Day we shared with Mr B’s parents and again, it was a day filled with love, laughter, food and gifting. It was so lovely to have everyone in the same room, from the oldest being great grandma right to the youngest of the family. Its so rare to have everyone together. The only downside to visiting family, is as your so busy and the days are filled with lots to do, the Christmas period seems to whizz by in a flash. In a blink its all over.
This tradition has become a very ordinary moment we carry out each year. Its one ordinary moment I love. One I now look forward to as its where we spend precious time with out loved ones. Time we never get back, so my mantra now since having children is to make the most we have with family, and to enjoy the magic Christmas brings.
I am linking up with Donna over at What The Redhead Said for this linky. I am hoping I can join in weekly! One of many new years resolutions!