Friday, December 23, 2011

my two favourite ladies

P.S. And yes ... I realize I look like a Christmas vampire in this photo :)

my favourite christmas photo this year

Thursday, December 15, 2011

25 questions: holiday style

A big thank you to Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers for this fun idea!
25 Questions: Holiday Style
Eggnog or hot chocolate?
Eggnog with rum please and thank you.
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
One main gift and stocking and nothing is wrapped.
Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Right now we don
Do you hang mistletoe?
No but I saw the most beautiful REAL mistletoe ornament this year that I thought I needed but I couldn't swallow the $30 something price tag.
When do you hang your decorations up?
This year we don't have any decorations because we are living in a construction zone but normally definitely before December.
What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
My mom's ham ball.
Favorite holiday memory as a child?
Always Christmas Eve and getting my brand new PJs.
What is on your Christmas wish list?
A Kobo. Pretty, pretty please!
Do you open a gifts on Christmas Eve?
One gift - PJs and a small gift usually.
How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
With lights and random ornaments that bring tons of memories each year.
Snow? Love it or dread it?
Love it for Christmas!
Real tree or fake tree?
Do you remember your favorite gift?
Cabbage patch kids when I was a kid and my Uggs and Lug bag as an adult.
What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you?
Spending time with my family.
What is your favorite holiday dessert?
I am usually too full to get to the dessert table but nanaimo bars are a hands-down favourite.
What is your favorite tradition?
My new favorite tradition is church on Christmas Eve with momma Elaine.
What tops your tree?
Do you prefer giving or receiving?
Giving - 100%!
What is your favorite Christmas song?
All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey - no joke!
Candy canes, yuck or yum?
Yummy - only once a year!
Favorite Christmas movie?
A Christmas Story.
What do you leave for Santa?
Nothing anymore but watch out Santa when we have kids :)
Do you have a Christmas morning tradition?
Stockings, breakfast, presents, TV and relaxing. Heaven!
Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall?
At the mall!
Christmas letter or Christmas card?
Sadly none this year but either works for me!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

charles is proud of his canadian roots

This is my cousin's little guy Charles and they live in California but I know he will grow up knowing he is always welcome to Canada any time he wants to come and visit his Canadian family members!

heart is getting ready for christmas!

getting into the holiday spirit!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

where to lexxus?

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thanks jimmy!

Jim was super sweet and washed my car yesterday afternoon. This morning I went to get in my car and found the doors frozen solid. Had to climb through my hatchback to start the car and then got myself stuck and locked in until the locks thawed. Is it Friday yet?!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Right now I am in the process of listening to this audiobook to help me get into the Christmas spirit (this feels like dejavu as this is not my first Christmas book of the year but without snow, it takes a while for it to sink in for me). This is a cute listen - super predictable but gives you warm fuzzy feelings from the relationships that develop throughout the chapters. I have all of my Christmas shopping done and am "THIS" close to having all of the wrapping done too so I have to do something to keep that Christmas vibe going in my life. 

This morning I went to the dentist first thing before work and got an "all good" on my teeth. Love that - have not had any issues with them in FOREVER (touch wood) except for teeth grinding and gum erosion which are both works in progress.

I started using a Bible Study app on my iPhone. This will come as a shock to some but reading the bible (regardless of what I believe) is something I have wanted to do for a long time and what better way then in day-by-day chunks using modern technology? Mind you - I am only at the very beginning and already a bit confused and questioning everything so we will see where this process goes in the New Year.

Monday, December 5, 2011

two of my fave little men

Jaxon and Peyton's 2011 Photo with Santa Claus!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

chance's first hair cut

What a little prince!

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