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This Christmas…

 

It’s starting to look like Christmas

It’s starting to look alot like CHRISTMAS in the Spirited Household. Albeit, we were 12 days late with putting up our tree…I am just happy that it is finally up. We are counting down the days to Christmas, only 11 more sleeps…For the past 7 years we have been home for Christmas. It all started when Dudie was baptised on Christmas Eve during the midnight mass, 24 December 2009. Granted he was too young to remember any of it but from that Christmas eve we have been attending midnight mass every year since. It is our very own tradition. And this year will be no different. Every alternate year we have family with us and this year was supposed to be “the family” Christmas.

This Christmas

Well, things changed during 2016 and even though we will share Christmas with two family members, it just won’t be the same because Mamma won’t be at our table… Mamma loved McDonalds and upon returning home from midnight mass Dude always used to buy McDonalds meals for everyone. We would open our gifts and eat McDonalds until 2am sometimes 3am. Even Dudie would be wide awake by the time we get home from mass.

We were toying with the idea of just dining out this year BUT for us Christmas is about the joy, the laughter, the togethernesss, all of us cramming into our little kitchen to cook amazing dishes to be served on Christmas day. We will spend ALL day cooking on the 24th of December, only to take an afternoon siesta so that we can be fresh and bright eyed for midnight mass. We generally only wake when the sun is high up in the sky and the room gets too hot to sleep in. We always skip out on breakfast as we just had McDonalds at 2am. Normally, we are ready to eat our festive feast by lunch time, which could range anywhere from 12pm onwards. Even our dogs sleep late on Christmas morning.

This Christmas will be different. But this Christmas we will remember the good times and encourage new traditions and memories and remember those whom once shared that table with us.

What are your Christmas traditions?

Spirited Mama

x

So I know who’s Secret Santa I am….

SO I got my name of the person that I’m suppose to buy a gift  from Charlotte aka The Stiletto Mum last week. I could not contain my excitement… So I immediately started “researching” the recipient.

Christmas is fast approaching and I actually can’t wait anymore. We started a few of our own traditions and we’ve decided to put the Christmas tree up on 1 December… honestly, I can’t wait anymore…

It might very well go up this weekend! But I’ll try to contain myself. I get more and more excited every year – maybe it’s because Dudie is starting to comprehend what we are doing….

I will be doing some Christmas shopping this weekend and your gift(s) will definitely be on my list.

I’m so excited!!!!!!!

Spirited Mama

P.S. Yes, we are back in the rat race. But keeping my eye on the goal – only 3 weeks until we’re on leave!!!!!! Whoop Whoop!

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