This year has a few Advent firsts for me. I'm taking part in the Advent Swap on UKS and this is my first Christmas Journal. Both of which are making me feel very festive. Each morning after sorting out the children's breakfast, I sneak off to print out that days prompt. Then I put the kettle to make a nice cup of hot chocolate while I go through my Advent Box to find that days present. Once my chocolate is made, I sit down, relax and read the prompt. Having read it and got my mind ticking over it, I open my present. So far I've had some lovely things, most of which have made an appearance in my journal. Today's page being no exception as it includes a photo of my golden box of goodies.
The other first this year is the children's Advent Calendar, also featured on the page. Aged 3 and 18 months, they are loving it. It's amazing how quickly Jamie remembers to remind me that he needs to open another box today. Rose is often in hot pursuit to help bring it to my attention.