13 Nov 2015

ITS ALMOST TIME...


It's the most wonderful time of the year....



When I was a child, the appearance of Christmas decorations in store and the playing of carols would ignite my childhood excitement.
There is nothing quite like the sparkle from a child that believes in Santa Clause and the magic of Christmas. Infectious happiness that invokes huge belly laughs and smiles that stretch from ear to ear.


Thinking back to when I was small, my mum was the Christmas queen, putting lunch on for all the family, and when I say all the family, I mean thirty plus bodies crammed into our Western Sydney home with no air conditioning and the full hot traditional lunch to boot. It was the norm and I thought nothing of it.
Fast forward some ahem thirty something years, and it's now my turn to woo the family with the Christmas feast. I am that child who would watch Christmas unfold before my eyes like magic, not realising how much work my mum really put in. That little girl is now someone who freaks out at the sight of decorations appearing in stores, turns into a raving lunatic when carols begin to play, and a woman who for the most part of the year runs a tight ship falls apart when she realises that Christmas is almost here and she hasn't bought or planned a darn thing !
Every year once it's is all done and dusted I give myself a swift talking too, that next year I will be organised, that next year I will start early, yet every year I let myself down time and time again.

However even though it seems as though I am running out of time fast, and it seems as though nothing will come together in time. I always manage to figure it all out. I would never disappoint my boys for the world, and Christmas is a tradition that we as a family adore. It is a time of togetherness, and cheer. A time to be thankful for the year that has past, and what is still before us. It is a time to reflect and just be as a family. It is my most favourite time of the year, and even though it keeps me ever so busy and leaves me exhausted, I wouldn't change a single thing, because deep down inside, I am still that little girl that believes in the magic of Christmas.



Linking up for FYBF with the gorgeous Grace of With Some Grace
Linking up for WEEKEND REWIND with the beautiful Sonia of  Life Love And Hiccups

beck xx



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