Festive Feels – Living Arrows 1/52

I hope you all had the most wonderful Christmas. Our was busy and calm, stressful and bliss at the same time. Much like all the other days of the year with a toddler and a hundred other responsibilities to juggle. Matt and I both have quite large families, it was so much fun to have all our siblings flock back to their respective family homes for Christmas and to spend time with all of them.



Luisa was in raptures the whole time, she loved the food the gifts and the attention from all her subjects I mean family, family. Truth be told by the end of it all she was a bit overwhelmed. We quickly realised getting her new toys sorted out and stored appropriately was a must as she couldn’t concentrate on anything, being totally overwhelmed by all the ‘new’ and really a bit grumpy.



I didn’t take many pictures this Christmas, I left that job to Matt and just enjoyed the moment. I think between trying to be vaguely useful to our various hosts and keeping an eye on Luisa I would have ended up not having much fun if i’d obsessed about documenting it all. It has been lovely to feel as though I was really there.



I’m hoping this new little bit of balance we’ve found between participating and documenting means I’ll be able to share more of these family moments on my blog this year. This post is part of Donnas Living Arrows series, which I aim to join in with weekly throughout 2018.




  1. 4th January 2018 / 1:23 pm

    It can be really overwhelming for little ones can’t it? It sounds like you had a good one though and like you, I didn’t document much as I wanted to properly take some time off and enjoy it too! Happy New Year x

  2. 4th January 2018 / 4:37 pm

    It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and Luisa is the cutest. Like you I didn’t take photos this Christmas – and I didn’t delegate either. So not many photos here! x

  3. 7th January 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Lovely to see you joining in with Living Arrows this year, it’s such a fab linky. And these are really lovely pictures of Christmas – I didn’t take hardly any on Christmas Day either, I’d much rather join in with the day than worry about taking photos.

  4. 8th January 2018 / 12:35 pm

    Looks like you had a really lovely Christmas. Her dress is beautiful!

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