Here we are, one week later, what have I done?
Well, I haven't physically done very much. Though I did buy 2 jars of mincemeat when I was out shopping, so I've now got all the ingredients I need to bake our Christmas cake in October :) By the way, if there ar others who are joining in on that, leave a comment on my post "Christmas in July" and I'll put you on the list! :)
What I have been doing is a lot of mental planning. My Mum (75) and Dad (78) in Scotland always come over and spend Christmas with us. And last year my brother and my niece came too. And DH's brother and DKs will also be with us for some of those days. So we have a full house for 10 days. So, yes, planning is the order of the day.
Mum and Dad are too nice to ask if they can come for Christmas year after year (and I always assume that they KNOW they are always welcome), so they just wait until they are asked... Which usually means that I'm on the phone with them sometime in November before we get things finalised.
Not this year, I've already asked them (in August - ha!) and I'm going to book their flights for them. That way, I can co-ordinate it with any parties etc we are going to. For example, this year DH and I may make a trip to nearby Malmö in Sweden to see Eddie Izzard (British comedian). Would therefore make sense that Granny & Grandad are already here and on hand to look after the DKs! ;)
Other news? Hmm, I've bought my stamps for sending 30+ Christmas cards. Just need to order the Christmas cards! LOL Usually I order photo-upload cards from http://moonpig.com/ in the UK. Have had a little look around on the net though and might order elsewhere this year. I'm also hoping to get a really good picture of the kids together with my Mum and Dad when we are over for a visit in the middle of October - wouldn't that make a great card? There'll still be good time to order the cards and have them sent to me early November.
OK, that's it! Was out running a 5k today, dinner is almost ready and tomorrow's lunchboxes aren't going to pack themselves ;) See you next Sunday for more Crimbo fun!
And don't forget to go take a look at how Candace, Krista and Pippa are getting on! :)