At last we are starting to get this place in order. Most things have found a place to live, though nothing says festivity like the drum set in front of the tree, where it has been for the past few days! Christmas dinner menu’s have been planned, though I need to go to town tomorrow to get fruit and vegetables (along with the rest of the town!). Tonight Country Boy and I have to wrap presents for everybody, but they won’t go under the tree until tomorrow night because of a destructive 17 month boy!
Moving house 2 weeks before Christmas is never what I would choose, but it was the best choice we had. Now that we are here we are able to spend the summer holidays settling into our new life before school starts up again.
This Christmas will be the first I have spent entirely at my own house! Each year we have always taken the kids to one set of grandparents or the others. This year though, my in laws are coming to our house. The weather is supposed to be warm so I am planning to have lunch on the veranda. I have plans to put up my Christmas bunting and decorate the pot plants with baubles.
Some of our closest friends are arriving on Boxing day evening to spend the week with us. We only see them once or twice a year so we are excited to catch up with them. We will be having a family Christmas with Country Boy’s sister, brother and their partners too.
In the new year we are heading North for a weeks holiday with my extended family. We began it last year, and had a fantastic time, so we are going to try it again this year. We will also celebrate Christmas again with them!
Christmas is my favourite time of year, so much opportunity to spend time with friends and family! 2011 has been a year of many changes, and I am sure that 2012 will be the same.
Thank you to all of you who have stopped by and read about our Country Life Experiment. I will be continuing to blog intermittently over the next 2 weeks, but will keep you up to date on facebook and twitter. We wish you a happy and holy Christmas from the country!