As always we celebrate the holiday period with our friends and family, trying to fit in as much and as many people as possible into the week between Christmas and the new year, as is feasible.
On Christmas Day itself, we usually start the day with opening stockings, getting dressed for the day and enjoying breakfast together. We will then venture to church to meet up with some of my long time friends. We enjoy the Christmas service as a family and try to all get blessed during communion.
We then head over to my Grandmothers house where we meet up with my Mother and her side of the family. We enjoy a full Christmas lunch, which consists of a three course meal, turkey dinner and all of the trimmings. We then open all of the presents together, it used to be after the queens speech but since that is now a recording and not live my grandmother is happy to watch it at a later time.
Time always seems to go so fast and before we know it, its time to come home as Gavin needs to complete the nightly farm chores. When he comes back in we then have our second turkey dinner closely followed by the opening of presents with his side of the family.
On Boxing Day we try to have a quiet day at home and open santa presents, presents from each other and friends’ presents. The rest of the day is chilled and involves playing with the games and toys Tobias was given. This year Gavin’s mother is planning on doing Boxing Day breakfast for the family, pancakes!
We also plan on visiting Gavin’s sisters new home in Bradford between Christmas and new year. We will be visiting my father at some point and we also want to get a family walk in somewhere!
On New Years Eve, Gavin’s family will be hosting a party with lots of family and friends coming over and then on new year’s day my Mother is cooking up a feast for us all to enjoy at her house.
By the end of the festive period I’m about ready for a holiday! Or maybe just getting back to normality!