A Mothers Ramblings

Monday, 18 December 2017

Father Christmas At The Ward Party

When you are the Primary President of your ward, you (and your family) get all the fun jobs.

No, I'm not being sarcastic, I seriously mean the real fun jobs. Like for the last two years, I've been in charge of making sure that Father Christmas knows when our Annual Ward Christmas Party is and then helping him with the children.

Luckily, I know Santa really well and he is always available to come and visit with the Children at the party and he rather loves doing so too. Thanks to a family friend he is also always well dressed, seriously I really appreciate that friend!

Father Christmas AKA Santa


Sunday, 17 December 2017

Family Fun In The Snow

When we woke up last Sunday, our home was covered in snow. It was terribly fun to wake up to, even more so when a message was sent round letting us know that Church was cancelled so as to ensure the safety of the congregation and keeping with the advice that had been given about only essential travel being undertaken.

Early Morning Snowfall

Dan Jon was so eager to get out, it was all I could do to get him to chew down some toast and wait for everyone else to finish getting dressed before he ran out into the Garden. I mean it was important we got out as soon as we could, we had essential snow business to undertake!


Saturday, 16 December 2017

What We Are Eating This Week 16th December 2017

It's nearly Christmas!

I am so excited and not just because all the wrapping is done, the Christmas cards written and even the fun stuff like baking Christmas Treats and making Gingerbread houses are complete. No, I'm excited because I am such a big kid when it comes to Christmas. It's not because of the gifts, but it's because of the time spent together as a family and time spent celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

SO EXCITED!

Gingerbread Christmas Jumper


Friday, 15 December 2017

Cinderella At Milton Keynes Theatre #Review

When we performed our Roadshow Panto back in November and watched the other wards perform theirs, it just increased our excitement to see the Panto at Milton Keynes Theatre and to really get our Christmas celebrations into full swing. Time seemed to pass slowly and when eventually the scheduled night came round, even Top Ender who felt really grotty as she'd managed to catch the bug I'd had that wiped me out for so long, managed to raise a smile.

We were excited even more when Dan Jon was asked how old he was by one of the Ushers and a short conversation about his Christmas Jumper ensued. We were sure that this meant that Dan Jon was going to be one of the children invited onto the stage, but then the usher mentioned to me that she had been instructed to pick children under the age of seven. Poor old Dan Jon was just a couple of years too old! Still jubilant, we took our seats, only to find Jingle and Belle sitting in the seat next to us!

Jingle and Belle at Milton Keynes Theatre


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Christmas Shopping Date Nights

A few afternoons ago, I needed to pop into our local Town Centre to pick a few bits and pieces up for Christmas and a family meal we were having the next evening. I managed to get Top Ender to agree to go with me... the promise of a Hot Chocolate may have been a deciding factor for Top Ender, but she was in fine spirits as we worked our way around the few stores that we needed to go to and that were still open, as it was almost closing time!

PippaD and Top Ender

Of course, Tops agreed that a Selfie at the Christmas Tree was a brilliant way to commemorate the occasion and despite not managing to get a Hot Chocolate (it was just way too cold to walk down to the local Costa!) we did get everything else we wanted, had a really good giggle together and Top Ender and I were able to bond over the stupid bits and pieces we saw and wondered who would buy, or who decided these were a good things to sell to the British public!