Prawn fights at Christmas Lunch 2008.
- Waking up and sneaking into my sisters room so we could decide together whether or not it was an acceptable hour to wake the parents.
- Walking into the lounge room one Christmas and looking out the back door to see Santa's footprints made from snow and chewed up carrot that the reindeer left.
- The moment after all the gifts have been unwrapped and you look around the lounge room and there is no floor due to the wrapping paper mess.
- Afternoon naps. Once Christmas lunch is done and everyone retreats to recover.
- Getting to the age where Christmas had lost a bit of it's sparkle and then getting to spend it with my cousins who were little kids. The excitement of helping them to open presents and showing them how their new toys work.
- Time spent with family. One Christmas we played an epic Pictionary game that went on for hours and was so much fun.
Silly moments with bon-bons! LOVE! Christmas 2010.
Experiences make such better memories than physical items ever will.
So before you go getting yourself all wound up in the next few days leading to Christmas, step back, breathe, and soak it all in. Stop worrying about the perfect details and cherish the time you have to spend with your family and friends during the most special time of year!