Wow! We had such a wonderful, joy-filled, family and friend orientated, crafty, delicious, santa-free, Yashua focused christmas!
I was so moneyless during the run up to christmas because of an annoying gas bill coming out (thanks, british gas)! but in a way that was such a good thing, as time was spent crocheting purses and making soaps as gifts, and also had frugal charity shop fun!
We went to a lovely carol service in the park with my wonderful friend Christina, armed with lanterns which was really nice and festive. We had homemade mince pies and (disgusting) mulled wine which we threw away!
We popped out to the local shops and discovered a christmas craft fayre was on, with a free magician which Acey loved!!! It was all very exciting...
We had a christmas party at home ed group which was very exciting to say the least!
We had a magical christmas eve...our friend David visited and we had some homemade swedish buns. A couple of years ago I met a russian girl who had lived in Sweden and told me how to make these delicious traditional swedish St Lucia buns. I have made them every year ever since. They are traditionally eaten on 13th, St Lucia day, but we had them on christmas eve instead! In the evening we attended a carol service in our local church, and my mum came along too. The children all lit candles and sang carols and there was a donkey but he was too shy to come in. It was really lovely. Our friend Verity filmed it, and then came back to our flat afterwards. Oh and Acey made some last minute christmas cards for his dad and his grandparents...
Christmas day started at 5:00am in our house! All presents opened before it even got light. It was so much fun...We spent the rest of the day with my mum and stepdad and Acey's dad too. It was a really lovely special day. Boxing day was spent with our friend Glenn in the morning and again, at my mum's. We watched the trauma based mind programming but oh still such a good film The wizard of oz, followed by Edward scissorhands and Acey played with his new remote controlled car in the park!
Acey's new knight stuff!!
Wow, look at all of those cards! We are so blessed.