I can't be the only one who is still baffled at the fact it's December already and not only that but 6 days into the countdown! It's crazy and there is definitely that pressure in the back of my head that is saying 'C'mon, presents to get and wrap' 'Christmas films to watch' 'Don't forget some crafts too!' and honestly I had to take a breath on the 30th and prepare myself for the festivities to begin, I haven't felt ready to begin thinking about it.
So my plan of action was to read back to last Christmas on this blog and have a read of the Christmassy things we got up to and it made me sad at how excited and how much of a festive blogger I was! (I started getting ready mid-November!!!!). This year is quite different, I feel all in a twirl at how quick 11 months have past us by; reading them posts made me start thinking about how I needed to change it and make the most of what's to come!
I clicked onto my Netflix account and went searching for Christmas films to watch - I do find these are essential to get you started. I also made a start on my Christmas shopping a couple of weeks ago for the boys and my mum but need to get for the rest of my family. I've written a list so I shall be able to buy them come Friday, so thankfully I'm not feeling stressed for Christmas and I can't wait to wrap them all up with Chris very soon.
Attending the Christmas Market in Lincoln can only add to the atmosphere, if anything it begins there for me - being surrounded by things that remind us of Christmas is really lovely. Sharing it with family really helps.
Our tree has been pulled out and up; our lounge is looking very festive and this also has helped with getting excited for the whole Santa mood. Freddie has been getting excited about it and has become quite interested in our decorations and Noah, I'm really impressed with how he's not tried to pull off a single bauble! I thought he would still try and fiddle with what was about but I've only seen his look up very closely which was pretty cute. Every year I get excited to pop my favourite items on the tree; I have this thing where I seem to forget what treasures we have hidden in the decorations box, yet when I open it, it seems only a few weeks ago I took them down. time is a funny thing and I don't think we'll ever really understand it, but I'm glad I'm started to get myself in the festive mood!