‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

This weekend we have had a quiet one trying to get ready for Christmas. On Friday night Hubby and I were in London for work. Which meant the children were at my mums, so we used the opportunity when we got home on Saturday to start the Christmas shopping. I am not sure who is most excited about the present they will be getting on Christmas morning. We also picked up a Christmas tree which is now up and partially decorated.

We decided to move the sofas around in our lounge so that the tree was in the window. Which then ended up leading to a full on Spring clean and sort out. We went through bookcases and cupboards and had a trip to the dump. Although it wasn’t perfectly timed as we should have been decorating the tree, but sometimes its worth doing when the mood takes you. To be honest the whole house could do with the same, now we have started I have the bug to do it all. Its definitely going to be going on my New Years Resolutions List.

This weeks photo was taken of the boys as they posed with the tree lights. Each year I try to get a picture of them with the lights on the kitchen floor. One of my favourite photos of Monkey as a baby is in amongst the tree lights. Kipper still isn’t a fan of posing for photos so I have to be quick. Although its not perfect this photo does sum up their personalities perfectly.

Hope you all have a great week.

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  1. Lovely photo and a great tradition to capture this each year! Do you think they will still get on the floor for you when they are teenagers!

  2. A really lovely photo and a great idea to take a snap of the same thing in the same place every year.
    I hope you have a great week, too.

  3. Mark Whittaker Reply

    The photo is very sweet and does seem to show two very different children . As for the post or rather joint decoration/clean , I find the same thing happening . Moving furniture to accommodate Christmas does reveal parts of your home that with best will in the world you never get too and that only you and Santa get to see.

  4. What a lovely tradition, you have captured a lovely photo. I find its not about creating the perfect capture but story behind them photo itself.

  5. Oh your photo is gorgeous and I love what a tradition it is. I bet it feels good to have dented the Christmas shopping too x

  6. This is a gorgeous photo, and what a lovely tradition to have. We took the chance to clear out some toys when we were making space for the Christmas tree but we really need to clear out whole house! #LivingArrows

  7. Margaret Gallagher Reply

    Magical ‘ your picture is simply stunning – time to clear out too

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