Thursday, December 29, 2011

Week leading to Christmas...

Sorry if you think there are way too many photos in this post but I think the best way to show you what we did the week leading to Christmas is with pictures plus I love reading other blog posts with a lot of pictures so here we go...

Christmas Eve 2011 - Dave and I with the two loves of our lives.

And here are those two lovelies again.

Mr. Puss chillaxin while we opened our gifts on Christmas Eve.

Our traditional Christmas Eve lobster supper.

This year the kids and Dave had a family game night on Christmas Eve eve. But before getting out the board games we had....

... a deep fried turkey and homemade curly fries supper. Luc and I watching over the frying turkey.

We ended up having a white christmas after all.

Tree with unopened gifts.

Antique balls hanging in the window. This is a neat idea I got from this fabulous blogger friend.

Another antique... how cute is this nut cracker.

Of course there was lots and lots of baking during the week.

And coffee drinking. I've collected 6 of these cute mugs. Luc mentioned that we'll need a sippy cup for next year. We are all so excited and looking forward to Noël 2012 with Ginette and André's baby.

And to end the holidays Dave and I spent Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the day after in hospitals. Dave fell and broke his left wrist for the second time in 8 weeks. Yes, same bone, same wrist. He needed surgery. He has 6 fixation pins in his wrist.

I hope 2012 will start better than 2011 ended but heck, it could be worst.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rural Christmas Parade

Our tiny (and pretty) little village sits in the woods. The trail (former railroad track) is right in front of our house. Even though it's very rural we still get a christmas parade. Last night was the night to watch for it. Everything is on all terrain vehicles. Amazing the work these village folks put into this display of awesomeness.

It was a cold night but Dave and I only had to wait for about 20 minutes before the parade went by. They stop to chat with the on-lookers.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

From where I'm sitting...

... things are looking mighty fine. I put up the Christmas village over the weekend. It's getting bigger and bigger every year. It is so beautiful and peaceful to look at.

Thanks to Dave, the tree is up five days before it was scheduled to go up. He assembled it and put the lights on so all I had to do was put the ornaments and voilà... our beautiful tree.

Just a few more decorations to bring down from the attic and we'll be done for this year. Dave and I are looking forward to another lovely Christmas spent with the ones we love doing our little family traditions that were started years ago.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party 2011

I know this picture has nothing to do with sweater parties but I just had to share this beautiful picture with you guys. Dave and I hit the road early this morning to go pick-up another amazing stained glass window from this artist in Bridgewater. Sorry, can't post a picture of the window because it's a christmas gift and she reads my blog. Early morning is my favorite part of the day !

OK, rewind to last night. We had another wonderful ''Ugly Christmas Sweater'' party. I think it's our third year. Below, Dave and I getting ready at home.

Front view of my party jacket...

... the back.

Comfy toe socks.

My sweater this year...

... and Dave's.