Quite simply..... a wonderful time. Just what it should be. Lots of relaxing, some lovely food but not too much, parties with friends, time with family, playing with the kids, great presents, good movies and just generally feeling good.
So what else could be a more perfect topic for this weeks Reasons to be Cheerful (#R2BC) post? Christmas made me cheerful. I don't think there was anything about it that gave me a cause to be anything other than happy, grateful and glad to be me. How blessed I am to be able to say that.
I'll share my week in photos this time, it is always nice to vary my #R2BC posts. This is my 52nd one of them after all! Yep one whole year - how time flies when you are blessed!
This weekly linky will keep going in 2012 too. Enough people have said to me that they enjoy joining in, that it is definitely worthwhile. We may not be the biggest weekly link up around but we certainly have the most fab group of people who join in.
A big thank you to Warner Bros. who sent me the most beautiful lined hessian sack filled with superb Warner Bros. family movies. My JJ was super chuffed with the full set of Scooby Doo DVD's stored in the Mystery Machine. We received loads of other fab movies too such as Happy Feet, The Polar Express, Yogi Bear and Ben 10.
Our beautiful wooden nativity set. The kids used it to tell the story to dh and I on Christmas eve, very cute!
The kids made us lots of beautiful tea light holders this year and our Christmas table had them all.
Far too many gifts. I had said I was going to be so frugal this year - whoops! Yes that is Miss M crawling into a present bag practically as big as her.
Favourite present of the day? the £1 children's make up set from a pound shop of course!
Off to Church we go. Not a flattering picture at all but at least it is all 5 of us together.
Fun at Nanny's, at last Miss E is getting brave with climbing frames and even tried out the zip rope.
Dh takes his role as chief craft adviser very seriously. The girls loved having Daddy help them decorate their jewellery boxes.
So many great things that I forgot to catch on camera, but I think you can see from that lot it has been good fun here!
So over to you. What are you feeling cheerful about at the moment? Take a few moments and count your blessings, especially if things feel tough right now. It really will help, even just a little, to focus on the positive stuff - for there always is hope...
If you are new to #R2BC and want to see what it is about, then check out HERE. Please do visit some other people who link up and I will be over to visit everyone but it will be early next week.
Happy New Year, Mich xx