47/52 {a few of my favourite things}

I feel a little like a broken record this time of year. Tired, frazzled, exhausted, busy, overcommitted, and repeat.

I know the preferable answer is to slow down, but I also know that’s unlikely right now. As we are just over a week away from school holidays commencing, the end-of-year celebrations for school, work and other groups are in full swing, not to mention the seemingly endless list of things that need to be finalised before the boys are home full time for eight (!!) weeks. And, that’s okay. It is what it is.

Instead, I’ve decided to just keep reminding myself of all the nice things about this time of year, the little moments we are experiencing and the things we’re looking forward to.

// Having my little family all home together again, with no one away or in hospital.

// Listening to little voices singing Christmas carols and watching some super cute actions at the school concert.

// Celebrating the annual Christmas event with our wonderful work team last weekend, which this year came in the form of a beautiful dinner in our home with a private chef. Such a special night.

// Knowing that we can soon welcome our Elf on the Shelf, lovingly named ‘Matt’, back into Chez Love and see what antics he gets up to. And it won’t be long before we decorate a real Christmas tree and string up fairy lights with three excited boys.

// When prompted with an “I love you”, hearing Nicholas say “I love Mum” at bedtime is like music to my ears.

// Looking forward to going to the Kidspot Voices of 2015 awards event this weekend in Sydney. Also a bit terrified, but I’m sure it’ll be wonderful meeting such beautiful creative people. And I’m pretty excited about the peace and quiet I might enjoy in the process of being away from home for the night 😉

// Watching my future tennis champ perfecting his swing 😉

// Sharing dinner with beautiful women whose children share an extra chromosome, and knowing I am so lucky to be part of this wonderful community.

// Dreaming about future beach holidays, whenever they might happen.

Taking a deep breath and knowing that there are always things to be grateful for.

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nicholas: Ragamuffin. Beloved. Keen observer of life and imitator of brothers. Joyful soul. Life of the party. Connector of friends. Love of my life. 

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charlie: Creative spirit. Marches to beat of own drum. Innovator and thinker. Beholder of magic smile and mischievous twinkle in eyes. Love of my life. 

Joining in the 52 Project at Practising Simplicity ~ a portrait of my youngest boys every week in 2015.

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