Merry Christmas from Thoughts Of A First Time Dad

We made it, it's Christmas Eve!
So now is the time for me to wish all my readers and influencers a very Happy Christmas.

I hope you all have a really nice time over the festive period, hopefully enjoying a break from your usual routine and enjoying a couple of prosecco's and getting caught up in the magic of Christmas like we are!

Christmas is a great time of year to reflect on where you've come from and where you hope life will take you in the next 12 months, on our families and friends and our kids. Ultimately, Christmas is all about the kids and with this being Mara's first it's going to be extra special for her and for us. 
We've spent the day finishing off all the chores, doing up Elvis' bunny condo,

having the odd nap or three and building a gingerbread house! 

Then tonight we had Marie and George round for a bite to eat, Mara's Christmas Eve Box and some early gift opening... You know, those ones that missed the last post to the North Pole!

Mara is currently nodding off in my arms as I type this one-handed (who said men can't multi-task?!) but we finished off the night by leaving a mince pie and a glass of bubbly out for Santa - next year it will be vodka and Doritos... Just saying!

Then I think Caroline and I will turn in early for the night as there'll be a long day of playing with wrapping paper ahead of us tomorrow!

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Thanks again for all of your kind words and support throughout the last year, you'll never know how much it means to us all!
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Love Mark, Caroline & Mara 

Modelling her new Ted Baker PJ's from her Christmas Eve Box.

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