Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

''Christmas'' around here is celebrated on the 24th. It's always been that way. When the kids were young the 25th was spent playing with toys. Now it's pretty much a quiet, slow day with just Dave and I (Ginette travel's back to New Brunwick on Christmas day and Luc spend's the day with his fiancé's family). But all that is okey with me because my special day is Christmas Eve.

As with most families we have traditions. One being that Luc opens the candies and nuts in the afternoon of Christmas Eve.

Insence burner I made for my daughter at pottery class.

I say it every year ''that it was the best Christmas yet'' but this year I can't quite put my finger on what it is but it was a very special Christmas. The four of us were together most of the day of the 24th. I got to spend an entire week with my lovely daughter - that in itself was a gift. Although I miss her like crazy after she leaves.

Thanks Dave for the teapot. I already tested it with a nice flowering tea.

Cute tree ornament.

You all know what big fans of the movie Christmas Vacation we are; right ! Well look what our daughter wrapped up for us - a replica (tree ornament) of the house and when you press on a small button everything lights up. Clark is standing in front of the house with the extension cords...

I got a juicer; thanks Dave.

Ginette and Luc had this blanket printed out for me. I love those two with all my heart !

There is one more gift I want to show you but I have to get it assembled first... maybe tomorrow.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry all day

Hope you had a wonderful and joyous day !

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Movie night

Our son and his fiancé recently moved into their new home. Tonight they invited Ginette, Dave and I to go watch Christmas Vacation. We know pretty much every line in that movie; we've watched it many, many times since 1989.

How is your week coming along ? ours is very relaxed and slow paced. Only a few more sleeps...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A baking day of sorts

We are so delighted to have our daughter home for the holidays but everytime she's traveling those long highways by herself Dave and I worry the entire six hours. So to keep myself busy I baked most of the day...


Carrot cake

Bread rising

Ginette is home for the week. She'll go back to New Brunswick on the 25th to spend part of Christmas Day with her husband. He had to work; hopefully he'll be able to join us next year. I've mentioned here before, that the 24th is the day we celebrate in our family. Christmas Day to us is practically just another ordinary day.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Winter Solstice !

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Picture Perfect Day

It's a beautiful snowy day outside today - what we call ''Picture Perfect''. The sun isn't shinning but pretty still the same. After I finished decorating Tabi's tree (she's burried under this apple tree in a quiet corner of our field) I walked around and took a few shots :

I'm off for our staff supper tonight. Wishing everyone a good evening.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Checking my list

Around December 1st I declared that this year I had a goal... that on December 10th I would have these items checked off my list : decorations outside, christmas cards sent, decorations inside, tree made and gifts wrapped and under the tree.

All but the gift wrapping have been checked off my list.

Wednesday and Thursday evenings I should make progress on those gifts... December 10th is Friday; right !

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Theme Party :: Ugly Christmas Sweater

Last night was our 2nd annual ugly christmas sweater party at a friend's house (it was also her b-day). We had a blast. Everyone had such beautiful\ugly sweaters.

Dave and I before leaving the house.

The boys in the band.

The birthday girl - very happy about the gift we gave her. The Happy Baker cookbook.

The gang !

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy December

Happy December everyone ! Let the christmas spirit fly.

Christmas baking list is almost complete; 2nd annual ugly christmas sweater party coming up; village is complete and some decorations are neatly displayed. The tree must come up at some point over the coming weekend; cards are addressed and ready to post...

This year I have fixed myself an objective - all decorations (inside and outside) up and gifts wrapped and under the tree by December 10th. Eek, we'll see.