Christmas traditions

Merry Christmas Eve!

I am so excited I can barely contain it…and even more excited about the fact that I still love Christmas as much as I did when I was a kid!

I was feeling a little funny about Christmas up until a few days ago. I feel like I’m in that weird transitional period where I’m not a kid anymore and neither is anyone in mine or Josh’s immediate family, but we don’t have kids of our own yet. Enter, the weird “grown-up Christmas”.

And then I realised that I should be excited. This is the time that Josh and I get to start making our own traditions, things that we will do with our kids and families for the next LOTS of years! Cue excitement. And Christmas cookies!

These came from Annabel Langbein who is somewhat of a domestic goddess in NZ. And they are DELICIOUS! And make the house smell oh-so-Christmassy! (Recipe below)

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Christmas decorating

I’ve just realised that I’ve been very absent for almost a couple of week now. Whoops! Lots going on here…weddings (not my own…yet!), end of year dance show rehearsals and just generally being busy around the house, in the garden and dealing with the mad end of year rush at work.

I also realised that unless I change subjects I am fast running the risk of becoming “that girl who only posts about chickens”. So here we go.

DIY Christmas decorations. SURPRISE!!

This is my absolute FAVOURITE time of the year. It’s starting to warm up, everyone is starting to wind down and it just has that exciting feeling about it. Oh, and my house smells MAGICAL because we have a real live Christmas tree.

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