Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

I for one am welcoming 2009 with open arms! We're having a nice quiet evening at home.

See you all next year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

From our house to yours

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

This Pretty Much Sums It Up

It's so cold! So very cold -28C/-35C with the winchill. I thought I left this behind when we moved from Manitoba, temperatures hitting -50 with the windchill were not uncommon there. The winter before we moved here we had a month of -50 straight. Ugh.

Am I thankful that there is no school for the next 2 weeks? Heck ya! We can "hibernate". I feel sorry for my heating bill, it's won't be pretty. I will likely need CPR after I open it up.

The bright side? Only 5 more sleeps til Santa comes. Yay!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I've been lost

Lost in a world of Christmas decorating, shopping, baking, concerts, wrapping. The list never ends in December does it? We finally got our tree up last weekend. After we re-assembled and vacuumed our artificial tree (I wish we had taken a before and after picture as it really was a "Charlie Brown tree") we got to decorating. I love lights, the more the merrier in my eyes. So I'm on my side, Bruce is on his side and we are each doing our sides the way we like it. Bruce pushes his lights into the tree, I like mine near the end of the branches. Can you imagine how that looked?? LOL. Interesting! The kids just sat back, watched and laughed. There is nothing more relaxing to me that sitting in a room with just the tree lights on, I miss the real tree smell this year but the budget didn't allow for one.

This being the last week of school before Christmas Break we have concerts for Morgyn and Kamryn. Jillian has her "birthday" party at pre-school. Yup she's excited. This is Morgyns last concert, she has decided not to continue on in band next year. It makes her former band geek Momma kinda sad, but they grow up and make their decisions.

I dragged my poor husband to the mall on Saturday for 3 very long hours. It's a good thing he loves me, I pushed my limits after hour 3 LOL. This is always a hard time of the year for me as I miss my shopping buddy, it was always my BFF and I out there at the weird hours shopping for our families etc. It's when I miss her the most.

We did our Christmas cards a few weeks back, I usually just do the girls pictures. But this year Bruce and I joined in. We invited my Aunt over for a "photo shoot" and then I played with them on fhotoflexer. I love having a teenager who can show you how to do all these fun things. These were my favorites: