Tell us about your favorite holiday to celebrate.
What are the traditions associated with the holiday?
There is no hesitation or debate, there's no doubt whatsoever, I love Christmas more than any other time of the year. It's when I indulge myself in the immense satisfaction of knowing I have a really terrific family, when I can sit back and smile smugly as I look at my offspring and tell myself I must have been a good mother because look how great they and their children all are.
We all look forward to the family traditions we have developed as "ours".
There will be some active games involving all the able bodied. The not so able will cheer and give advise.
There will be challenges with new toys.
Georgia and I can't wait for the guys to see what we've made for them to play with this year! We can give them lots of clues but they will never guess!!
There will be camping in my daughter's back yard. This shot is from my back yard last Christmas.
And there's bound to be some entertainment in the evening provided by the children.
And this year, this little guy will join in the fun. Last year he was crawling, this year he will no doubt be running to keep up with his big cousins. (Thanks to my daughter for the photo.)
I think, amongst the FSO team, there may be a few different favourite holidays, with their different traditions. I look forward to seeing them here.
I'm heading towards Taranaki on Monday, should be there before the end of the week, arrival will depend on whether I decide to go the long way or not. Will be back home some time in the new year. So, if I'm not around between now and then, I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a touch of holiday magic.