Throwback Thursday: Getting Ready for Christmas


Happy December! During the run up to Christmas I will be sharing some personal seasonal snaps with you all (thanks to my mum for sending them my way!). Here's one of me with the family before we became a fivesome. This was taken when I was about 5 and my sister was 1 and 1/2. How cute and chubby was she?! And how pretty does my mum look! I can definitely tell it was a weekend/non-work day as my dad was wearing jeans...hahaha.

How are you guys prepared for Christmas?! I actually feel pretty organised this year; I have most of my shopping done, our tree is up (not decorated yet but it's up and we have lights on!) my Christmas grocery shop is ordered...I just need to buy wrapping paper and Jonathan's present. Oh, and actually write some Christmas cards this year! But compared to other years, I'm feeling quite productive!

Did you get a Saccone Joly's advent calendar? We opened the first door this morning and the Elf on the Shelf came to visit our home which has never happened before. Emilia and Eduardo were completely tickled pink to discover that he had hung all of their knickers and underpants on the Christmas tree! I have a feeling we've got a really naughty elf ;)

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  1. Glad you are feeling organised this year Anna! I am too, going to -try- have a relaxing Christmas!

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  2. Hi Anna,
    I just opened my calendar and I must say that the chocolate is delicious.
    I love you so much and your videos always cheer me up when I am feeling down x
    Lots of love
    Phoebe

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  3. Emilia looks so much like your mom!
    Thanks for Sharing! So cute!

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  4. Hi Anna! The picture is so cute😍 I have decorated my room a little, I have some lights, a few elfs and a diy calendar that I made that contains these date-nut bars instead of chocolate. I will leave some pictures on twitter for you!
    And thank you so much for repleing to my tweet today💗 It really made my day!!
    Love you, my queen! Stay amazing!!

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  5. Oh my! Saw the snap about the elf...�� Lovely picture, Anna����

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  6. I feel so prepared this year as well. All Christmas cards are written (still got a couple weeks before I have to send them, yeah!) and most presents are bought or at least I know what I want to get for everyone :)
    Now I can't wait for the calm time to begin and to enjoy every moment with my dearest people :>
    Happy December!
    Carina

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  8. So cute Anna. I can't wait to hear all the stories about what the elf gets up to in your house. My little cousins absolutely adore it. In terms of organisation, I feel pretty organised too....more so than last year anyway.
    Looking forward to seeing all of your videos and watching Emilia and Eduardo get so excited.
    Kirsty x
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  9. Hi Anna been watching your channels for nearly a year now and love love love it.im a mum of two daughters one of which has been diagnosed this year with a neurological condition which has been so hard for her she's 18 and her whole life has changed.But we watch you everyday at 6 and it's our happy time we use to live in your town so it is very nostalgic and fills us with positivity and happiness watching your family. Can't wait to see your new baby girl and wish you all happiness and love xxxx

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  10. Hi Anna been watching your channels for nearly a year now and love love love it.im a mum of two daughters one of which has been diagnosed this year with a neurological condition which has been so hard for her she's 18 and her whole life has changed.But we watch you everyday at 6 and it's our happy time we use to live in your town so it is very nostalgic and fills us with positivity and happiness watching your family. Can't wait to see your new baby girl and wish you all happiness and love xxxx

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  11. hehe sounds like fun! Who's idea was it to put the underwear on the tree? Can't wait to hear more about the elf. Have a lovely Christmas Anna <3

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  12. That picture is beautiful! I truly believe that photos are my favourite thing, I'd hate to never see a member again!xx

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  13. Hi I love watching your you tube channels. I have 2 daughters and my youngest daughter and I sit and watch together. We have had a tough year but the one things that cheers us up is watching you and your lovely family. I wish you love and happiness and can't wait til the arrival of your new baby girl.

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  14. I can't wait to see Emilia and Eduardo's reactions to the elf on the shelf! I'm so excited for Christmas - who doesn't love the holiday season? All I have to do is push through finals...ugh. Pray for me, haha! Love you Anna! Sending love from America! :) <3

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  15. Hi Anna, what a beautiful picture, I can't believe how much of a tiny Anna Eduardo is now. He is our absolute double.
    On a personal note I just wanted to say I'm a big sacconejoly fan (probably hear that alot), I stumbled across the vlog's about 4 years ago. Being as we are the same age and my husband is Jonathan's age I felt kind of drawn to the vlog's. You are an incredible wife mother and daughter and I aspire to be held to that standard. My husband and I don't have kids yet but live vicariously through you and your family. It's a ten minute pick me up that I love.
    Excited to be on this journey through life.
    Love & light to you and your family.
    Jane Shorey

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  16. Such a beautiful picture! Your mom does look very pretty!

    Alina
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  17. I'm not productive so far only have cards and tags and wrap been writing cards only just started tree not going up till 9th haven't even started my Christmas shopping yet or Christmas groceries got some Christmas groceries . I have a Saccone joly advent calendar

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  18. Eduardo is such a little baby Anna, it's crazy!

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