Well the week has been lovely up to now, busy but lovely and the day pretty much went according to plan yesterday so a big win win in my book!
This was the table before the day as it were - an Alice in Wonderland themed tree and matching Alice in Wonderland themed Christmas table, so the first positive is my hubby for accepting that I'm completely mad most of the time and happily embracing the idea and running with it - we had so much fun creating this!
Said 14 year old helping with the heart shaped napkins on Christmas Eve, it's the little things in life!
the tea light holders created at the last minute and the planned/unplanned bowls of rose lights!
Even cutting and laminating a set of Alice cards - we were all involved spending time together - bliss!
Loving said 14 year old's new minion onesie!
the table in natural daylight all ready for the day ahead!
It really did look pretty!
I even revamped the shelves behind and put all Alice themed items on them, and fifteen minutes before everyone arrived I created the world's fastest Alice layout to finish off the shelves!
Me and hubby before everyone arrived!
And the crazy melee after the present opening!
Started at 1pm, sat for starter at 2.30, main course around 4.30 and pudding around 7pm and everybody toddling off just after 9pm - a fantastic day was had by all!
I hope you and yours had a positive day too!
Reflecting on the year I've had a pretty awesome one, spending time, enjoying life, being grateful for each and every moment from celebrating with my little sis following her graduation!
To wandering around Chatsworth on my birthday!
Getting to meet Jen in person - finally!
Just chilling with hubby on holiday
Watching these two wind each other up - they can't help it! They are such good friends and great fun to be around - which makes me feel very very blessed!
Enjoying the fresh air and time with family
Maize maze at night
Chatsworth at night
Colour assault challenge!
Cobwebs at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Scrapping fun with my Mum and sister
Reunion with school friends
Art abandoning was fun!
Preparing for Halloween
Chatsworth at Christmas
And just in case you didn't know - we are all mad as hatters in this family - my amazing Mum included!
I hope you've had a truly beautiful and blessed Christmas and that your year on the whole looks and feels positive, I'll leave Mr Linky for those that fancy joining in - I'll see you in 2015!