Countdown to Christmas

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Only 10 days remain before we can eat and be merry. I really enjoy the build up to Christmas day…. shopping for gifts, fruit mince pies (mmm), putting up the tree, listening to Christmas carols and wrapping gifts. We always complain about how full the shopping centers are, yet we find ourselves there ever too often looking for gifts for special people in our lives. I only get some time off from work from the 24th but things have already slowed down at the office and it’s not affecting my Christmas spirit one bit.

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On my mind – sibling age gaps

photoSince we’ve shared the news of my pregnancy with #2, many people have asked and commented about what the age gap will be between Alyssa and #2. I never really thought about it that much before, but it’s got me thinking lately. Alyssa will be +-2 years and 2 months older than her brother.

So what is the ideal age gap to have between children? The truth is there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. It’s up to you to work out what length of gap may suit your family best. There are however pros and cons to smaller and larger gaps.

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Kitchen – before and after

I am thrilled to share some photographs of our newly finished kitchen, after enduring months of renovations not only to the kitchen but to the rest of the house as well. Eventually it all came together and we are quite happy with the results but before I get to the “After” pics lets take a look at what the kitchen used to look like.

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