Happy Friday! I can’t tell you how relieved I am, it’s the weekend. Normally, I am ok with the busy routines of Christmas and December. This year, lately, it’s been a bit much. Last weekend, just about killed me between a company dinner, Santa’s Grotto, soccer practice, five course dinner review, gymnastics and school mom’s dinner out, all in one weekend. I was up one night until 3am and the next until midnight. I am lacking zzzz’s badly at the moment. I think the rush of Thanksgiving celebrations, than Christmas decorating and then all the school xmas fair, play, and each week bringing something different for both kids was about three weeks worth of jam packed action. At 17 weeks pregnant that’s exhausting to say the least. I have a huge plan this weekend come school pick up to turn the computer off, hide my phone and stay in my pjs from 3:30 Friday to Monday morning school run. That’s reasonable right?
If you know me though that won’t happen because there is still soccer and gymnastics, there is still laundry and dishes, family are staying over Friday for a Christmas movie and dinner celebrations, I am out for dinner for the other school class mom dinner and I have about four photo shoots from recipe to tablescape to the kids to do by Monday. There goes my lazy weekend I think. Maybe I will rest in January. One can hope.
But the kids are all together on a different page than dear old Mommy. They are giddy with energy with the excitement of Santa coming soon. We are staying in the UK for Xmas this year. Our first Christmas where we won’t go anywhere for the school break. We have absolutely nothing planned. I can’t wait to just snuggle my babies and chill out. I daresay these two will need a lot of bike riding, if there is no snow and park runs to burn off all this holiday hyperness. It’s the first year where they both were so mesmerized and star struck by Santa too. I think it will be the best celebrations so far.
THIS WEEK I AM LOVING…
I finally finished Wilde Like Me. It’s a good, easy chic lit read. I think it lacked drama or suspense to keep me interested. I normally love a good chic lit book having written one myself, it’s my genre. But I am starting to be drawn to more sci-fantasy after reading the Red Crown series. I just bought the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series to jump into for the holiday break. Have you read it or any of Laini Taylor’s books?
Did you hear our big news? Check out our gender reveal!
It’s been a busy week for work too. I fully had planned on doing vlogmas too. I loved it last year but somewhere in the mix I got ill the start of December than the kids got slap cheek and I was on high alert as it’s harmful to baby. The stress and tiredness got to me and I didn’t get to start vlogmas as hoped. However, I have been still getting videos up every few days so do watch our holiday adventures and please come subscribe to my channel too.
I am not quite in the maternity clothes but we are almost half way through this pregnancy. It goes so fast with each child, I swear. I am loving soft tops. Mostly soft sweaters from Zara. This cream with pearls is a new favorite I just scooped up. It will cover bump for months to come too.
I have made the whole house look like Santa’s Grotto. The kitchen, the hallway, the bathrooms and three-six foot Christmas trees are decorating my house this year. Since we are staying in the UK, I wanted to go over the top and decorate each room. I almost was going to purchase Christmas bedding for everyone’s bed in the house. I love the feeling the house gives off when it’s all decorated. It makes it warm and cozy. Each tree is decorated so different from our white tree with pink and blue baubles for the playroom, the rustic all glass tree in the dining room, and the rose gold and white tree in the living room. I love each one for different reasons and make each room we are in so festive. Can you tell I love Christmas?
I am not the only one getting festive. Take a look at these beautiful Christmasy instagram feeds. Click the grid below to see who’s feeds you should follow this week. Let’s all share the holiday spirit. Come join me using the hashtag #lifecloseup.
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