I have spent the morning working on a present for my granddaughter and chatting to my husband while he works on a couple of gifts for our grandsons. Both of us enjoying our work and each others company. We have both had quite a busy few months and look forward to spending time with the family and making time for each other.
We are hoping to start decking the halls tomorrow.......I have done some preparation by making new bows for the tree. We need to take time and think where to position things this year with having little ones in the house again. Its a wonderful time of year, a time for giving and sharing, remembering and thinking about family and friends. My tree ornaments are a delight for remembering Christmas's gone by and people no longer with us. It takes us hours to decorate the tree because of the wonderful stories we have to tell about each bauble and ornament.
As a family we celebrate each Advent Sunday with an afternoon tea, the lighting of a candle in the advent wreath and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. It is a tradition that as parents, we hope our daughters will now do with their own children, as well as enjoy new traditions of their own. A wonderful time of year and the perfect time for reflection.