Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas
Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you to my special blog swap partners, This year I joined in with 4 swaps!! I was paired with Helen, Rachel, Lisa and Laura, in Stocking, Cracker, Advent and Decoration Swaps.... I thoroughly enjoyed each and everyone, both the making up of them, (although at times I had difficulty remembering their likes and dislikes, and was constantly referring to my lists) and in receiving them.
I have been completely spoilt, what a wonderful group of people you bloggers are, and so generous.
and many thanks to the organisers of these swaps as well, it's not always the easiest of tasks I know.
Everyday, throughout December, I opened a gorgeous, beautifully wrapped and thoughtful gift from Lisa
I opened an amazing cracker from Rachel, wrapped in lovely fabric and stuffed with a huge amount of lovely goodies.
I decided to keep my Stocking and Christmas decoration swaps to open on Christmas day, both of which were truly wonderful.
Sorry I haven't got any photos to show you, the light is dim, I didn't take any of what I sent either, for the same reason.
We take this photo every year of my eldest son on Christmas Eve. Ever since he was 6 months old! (It is his half birthday....
I have said we could open them all on one day these days, but they really like continuing with this tradition :)
Although I have to say, I did virtually all my shopping from the comfort of my own armchair this year.... from the internet, which was a LOT less stressful, and only a couple of visits to a local large supermarket. The postmen must have got fed up delivering things to our house, sometimes several times a day! I am amazed that the clothes I chose for them all fitted as well!