Monday 31 December 2018

First Christmas In Our Own Home

Hey Dolls,

As 2018 draws to a close I just wanted to share a post reflecting on our first Christmas in our own home. This time last year we were so unsure of what the future held for us. We had fallen in love with the estate but we hadn't a clue whether there were any house still available or if we would even get mortgage approval. 

Fast forward a year and I'm currently sat in my living room, snuggled up on the couch in my pjs with a coffee and my laptop with the Christmas tree and fire lit. I cant help but feel overwhelmingly grateful each day when I sit in this room, this is all we ever wanted, a house to call our home and somewhere we could raise our babies and create amazing memories. 

Christmas 2018 was just that, it has been my favourite Christmas to date. Not only for the fact that we are in our own home but the magic of Christmas is back because Sienna has started to understand it all. 

We decided to buy our Christmas tree on the 1st of December and going forward that will be our tradition of getting the house decorated.  It was so exciting and Sienna loved being involved, although I think she redecorated the tree about 20 times before she got used to having it in the living room.

We didn't go traditional with our decorations and we kept them in line with the colour scheme of the house, greys, silver, teal and navy. I absolutely love how the tree turned out and how the rest of the house looks. I understand now why people want to keep their tree up all year. I feel like the house is going to be so bare when it all comes down. 

Christmas day was a bit different this year, my family all split up and but we did get to see each other for half of the day and the other half I spent with Chris' family. We had Christmas dinner in my mams house on Christmas Eve, it was so nice and it felt like Christmas day. We also hosted Christmas Eve breakfast in our house and put on a spread for my family. They did have to wait until my table was Insta worthy but it was worth the wait and I felt so proud serving breakfast to my family in our new home. It's the little things like that that make me happy. We will also have Chris' family over for New Year's day breakfast so I've another excuse to go mad with the table setting.

Christmas morning was just magical, seeing the joy and excitement on Sienna's face was amazing. It was so much fun setting up the treats for Santa and watching her as she tried to understand what was going on. We also gave Santa her soothers which I didn't think was going to happen at all but 5 days later and we are still going strong not a susu in sight. It was hard, I'm not gonna lie and there were times on Christmas Eve when I nearly gave in and gave it to her but I'm so glad I persisted. I'm so proud of her for giving them up as she was so dependant on them for comfort. I feel like we've gotten over the hardest part with them now so I don't see us going back to them.

Christmas was absolutely magical this year, even the day itself was so calm and peaceful and I jut felt content and happy. I cant wait for next Christmas when we have two little babas to celebrate with. I hope you all had a lovely few days too and spent them with the ones who mean the most to you.

Merry Christmas from mine to yours

Love Grace xox
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