I adore the festive season and love that we have so many wonderful family traditions in place such as the annual parent trip to Nottingham to soak up the festive feeling in the city and for hubs to secure himself with his fudge.
We also love our Christmas Eve box that Cecil our Elf on the Shelf brings for our family with PJ’s chocolates and festive DVD’s for us to watch as a family.
For Christmas day itself over the recent years we have had our parents visit in the morning and then as a family we have been heading off with our kids to Christmas lunch out at a restaurant followed by fat pants and family time watching films, playing with toys and even getting in a nap.
However this year our traditions are being slightly challenged since we only have Joshua at home this year and I will be 32-33 weeks pregnant we have abandoned the norm and are heading to my in laws for lunch and my lovely Mother in Law is going to be doing the cooking and I my hubs has assured me that I can rest over Christmas time so its all change really.
The last time things went against tradition for us was when we moved in 4 days before Christmas 6 years ago and it would be fair to say with a whole house to unpack and no carpet in the living room it was an *cough cough* interesting Christmas …
So this Christmas we are staying as close to tradition as physically possible, however life does have a tendency to get in the way … so unless it baby related for us I guess the folks at HomeServe have the rest covered for when life throws you a curve ball this festive season.
Fingers crossed that your Christmas goes to plan and is as pain free as possible … and don’t forget a sprout can be for Christmas and not for life .. phew!
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.