This year's Christmas has been so different for me in many ways.
Having a full time job meant not much time to get in the christmas mood through December - I didn't do any decorations until last minute (Don't worry - D did some decorating with Elinor and we sang Christmas songs, had a calendar candle in a decorations I made with Elinor in kinder garten - she didn't miss out on anything)
We were all sick for over a week and my coughing ended up hurting my back (!!) which has been bugging me since
...and then this year was the first Christmas after my parents left my much beloved childhood home! It was the first Christmas we had in out own home, with our own tree and me cooking Christmas dinner! B I G stuff!
It was very different and very strange for sure - I missed my family (D's family visited, but I did not see my parents or sister all Christmas) and it felt like an almost too big responsibility to create a real, traditional and magical christmas from scratch!
But the tree looked good, and Elinor was happy, and the cooking went very well and it was a really good Christmas. It was a good start for new traditions.
(ps. I have now embraced the fact that the best camera is the one that is with you and the fact that I enjoy using my phone as a way of catching little moments)