04 December 2011
i've got Christmas totally wrapped up
Phew, marathon wrapping session yesterday, all the nieces & nephews, our parents & those pesky people who also have birthdays in December & January too, now i can post them off to 3 main family focal points later this week.
Armed with some brown paper, twine, tags, tape & feature wrap, i got busy. The children were out on their bikes so i managed to wrap most of their gifts too!!
Don't the gifts look sweet??
While my eldest daughter was out with her boy-who-is-a-friend, the other children decorated the Christmas tree & i continued to wrap on the kitchen counter. It took a few goes, they didn't follow the golden rules of: check the lights work, then add evenly to tree; add tinsel, green is great on a cheap & nasty plastic tree, bulks it up; then decorations & finally add the special angel
It's just not Christmas when handsome soldier is away, so we didn't do a real tree, sigh.
However, the same quantity of decorations we'd apply to an 8' real tree, we slathered onto our 3' plastic wonder. I kind of like it.
I helped fill in some gaps the children left.
The love birds made me miss my husband even more.
I love my fabric, glittery & fluffy birds too!!
It looked so lovely last night, one child fell asleep on the lounge so i tucked her in & left the lights on. It was so dreamy. I stayed up waiting for my first born to be returned, at almost midnight, must have been a good date??!! They are great mates & i adore the whole family, it's so lovely that my girl has such a nice 'introduction' to boys, which isn't always smooth, especially when you're at an all girls school & mostly all girls family. The mummy (she has 4 boys also welcomes our families mixing) said they talked non stop for 12 hours, swimming, at a BBQ, a Christmas party & just hanging out!!
Thanks to forward planning & minimal events in December, i can glide into Christmas with ease now, all pressure lifted. A big hello to my handsome soldier too, i know he's missing all this & as much as it upsets him, here are the photos . . . he was home last Christmas, it was fantastic, crazy but in the past 2 years he's been home with us for only a few weeks, ditto for the next 2 years THEN he's all ours, we'll have our home & yikes, 3 girls in high school. Love Posie