This is going to be our First Christmas Living In Our Motorhome! Its going to seem weird as we don’t have room for a Christmas Tree, nor have I thought about presents, food, location, space of our bus or anything to do with Christmas!
Our Very First Christmas Without A House
This is so going to be a new experience for our family! We usually have all of our shopping done by now, but I havent even thought about buying gifts. To be honest, I am not sure what I can buy for our four boys, as we have limited amount of space 🙂
Should I buy clothes, or shoes, or books, or do the simple gift card idea?
Christmas 2010 – Glasshouse Mountains.
Every year I seem to get more later and later with buying gifts. Normally I start looking in June, and lay-by a few items, or even buy a few items and hide them! This year I havent even been to the shops to look for any ideas on what to buy….I have no idea what our boys even want this year. At least our family will have one amazing gift this year…our oldest boy gets four weeks off over the Christmas Break. For that I am so very grateful. I don’t need any gifts this year, all I ask for is my family to be together.
Our Christmas Location
All of these presents were for our boys – Christmas 2010
This Year we are going to be travelling to David’s Family for Xmas. So yep we will be on the Road – but not in the bus! I really (Really Really Really) want to have Christmas in our Motorhome as it’s the first year that we don’t have a home. All of our Christmas Decorations are in our shipping container…so we cant even decorate the bus!
The First time we had a train and gingerbread House for Xmas! Our boys made it together 🙂
But Davids parents need to see their Grandchildren for the holidays so we will be back to Bundaberg. What I was thinking of doing….was having an early Christmas in our Motorhome, and then having the family dinner/lunch/gifts on the 25th of December with Family. Maybe instead of Christmas in July we could have two Christmas (days) in December? Do you think that is a weird thing to do?
Family and Christmas Dont Mix
Simple Xmas Lunch – Cheers!
Why do we get such a huge build up leading to the holidays….we get so excited, and buy far too many gifts, eat far too much food, and then get over excited about the actual day! It’s a bit like thinking about going somewhere, building up the excitement, getting crazy with the idea of what it’s going to be like – and then the day arrives….we do the Christmas Lunch, We do the Xmas gifts and then we try to all get along (without melting in the heat of the day)….why do we put ourselves through that every year?
The Best Type of gifts…handmade!!
I reckon that Family and Christmas Dont Mix….maybe its just our crazy family.
Or maybe I expect too much from my boys. Maybe I expect too much from me?
I guess it’s a bit too much excitement in one day, too much yummy food (that we don’t normally eat) and far too many presents to look out – yet every year we usually have at least a few tears, a few too many “Discussions” ….or maybe it’s because our kids get up at the crack of dawn and by the time the afternoon arrives, they are too tired?
Our Three Boys with a gift from there older brother!
A Few Great Ideas For Xmas
This year is going to be a good Xmas. Why? Because I said so….well actually because I have told my boys that is all I want from Santa – is to have a really good day. A day filled with laughter, hugs, joy, sharing, caring and lots of love.
Is that too much to ask for?
So if they don’t get the huge amount of gifts that they normally get – then tuff cheese! (or as I like to say quietly Tough-Titty!)
Our Second Son – Christmas 2010
It’s not because we don’t want to give them a huge amount of toys – it’s because for the very first time I want our kids to realise what is really important about the day of Christmas. I want them to be grateful for all that they have.
Gosh I bet our older son will be changed this Christmas!
I would also like to give this year.
I am not sure how I want to give, or who to, or even how, but I know that this year I want to make Xmas more about the “Feeling” of the day with sharing, caring, and saying thank you to all that we have.
After all we do live in the lucky country….we are so blessed to be living in Australia, and we are so blessed to have all that we really need – each other.
What Are You Doing This Christmas?
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