We have a Family Christmas tradition called 'The Twelve Weeks of Christmas'. We plan ahead - usually in September - and make a list of 12 things we can do for others once a week for 12 weeks leading up to Christmas. We usually do these activities for FHE but sometimes more time is needed or it just suits a different time better. Our list is made up of serious, fun, silly and nice to do things and includes car washes, cookie drops, choosing someone to be a secret santa for and leaving them a well thought out gift, having friends over for dinner, TP-ing someone's car (sorry but it's so much fun he he he) roadside rubbish pick up, cleaning our local park equipment, filling shoe boxes with gifts for the Samaritans Purse appeal, caroling and so on. Last night we did something for ourselves (or maybe it was just for me!) and we took some family photos. We went into the city after everything was closed and took a few shots. It was really cold and the kids were getting on each others (and my) nerves, and what was supposed to be a fun activity...wasn't! Anyway we managed to get a few photos and this is my favourite. It says it all about everyone; Isaac's 'I don't want to be here' attitude, Bella happy to be posing in front of the camera, Reub's with his 'whatever' stance and Charlotte sticky beaking (she's obsessed with Matt and I kissing - a hopeless romantic I think!) And of course I love it when my man plants one on me!! So this one will be going in a frame because I think it's perfect for us xx
- Where do I begin? I guess At the beginning! I live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia with my wonderful hubby, Matthew and our four angels (part time devils) Isaac, Reuben, Isabella, and Charlotte. Currently I'm a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love that. Nothing else compares. I'm also studying the Master of Teaching part-time and I'm serving as the relief society president of our ward. I love being outside, especially in summer. I love big windows & lots of light. I love swimming, running and mowing the lawn! my favourite vegetable is carrots (or potatoes if mum's baked them) and I love fresh fruit salad. My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my precious family.