Can you believe we’re in November?
As we approach the spirit of the festive season, I’m really excited to welcome back our annual visitor who brings such joy into our home … our very own Elf on the Shelf.
The Elf on the Shelf is a fun-filled Christmas tradition which has captured the hearts of children and adults everywhere. The official Scout Elves, adopted by families around the world, help Santa manage his nice list by reporting back to him at the North Pole.
It’s almost Holiday time and I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to having a bit of a break and spend some quality time with the kids, friends of family. That is exactly what the festive season is about!
We had our family picture taken with Santa last week and as we sat in Santa’s sleigh, I got very nostalgic thinking that this was our 4th year sitting there as a family. I then looked back at the pictures from the 1st year where Alyssa was so tiny, then 2 years later there was Aidan, and this year – we have 2 “big” children.
It makes me feel old, yet proud. Tired, yet accomplished. I don’t know how else to explain it, but I feel as if time is moving by way too quickly.
The Festive season is upon us and I am so excited to spend this special time with family and friends!
We are hosting a Xmas lunch with friends at our place this coming weekend, so I have the pleasure of setting up the festive lunch table.
When I attended Kamers in Stellenbosch last month, I fell in love with the dried wreaths on exhibition from JM Floral Design. I didn’t know how long it would last before it totally dried out, but thankfully it lasted and still looks great in time for our lunch.
I was excited about decorating it and thought of a few ideas. I searched Pinterest and Youtube and I got a few ideas but when I walked past the recently opened Lindt store in Canal Walk, a lightbulb went off!
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.