Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Season's Greetings!

Whatever you celebrate, Wade, Princess and I wish you the very best for the New Year!

These are the belated cards we sent out, including some of our engagement pictures, wedding pictures, pictures from our honeymoon, and pictures of Princess!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

On the third day of Christmas ...

And today, we'll see this:

Then we head home in the early evening. To get ready for Christmas! :)

Of course, my in-laws and our neighbours looked after our house, and my parents looked after the dog. I wouldn't dare post that we'll be away while we're away without having someone to look after the house.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

On the first day of Christmas ...

Our Christmas gifts to each other is a trip within our province.

We leave today. In fact, we should be on the road right now.

Today, we'll be here:

(Princess will stay at my parents, where she'll be spoiled with at least 1 walk, often 2 walks, every day. Also, my parents-in-law are practically neighbours, which works out wonderfully. Plus we know our neighbours very well. Still, I'm not posting anything on social media because I have heard horror stories.)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Musings on Life

Ever notice how different coloured ju jubes have different flavours? Yet they all have the same ingredients - mostly 4 or 5 types sugar.

And ever notice how most people like the red best?

So why is it so hard to get all-red packages of ju jubes or jelly beans?

I'm thinking about this as I'm finishing off the green ju jubes from a package of red-and-green Christmas ju jubes. I did a "blind" taste test (not really blind, but I didn't look at which one I was putting in my mouth) and that's how I confirmed the red and green candies taste different. While I feel better that it's not all in my head (which I was half-suspecting), I don't feel any better as now all I'm left with are the green ju jubes.

(Also, I think jelly beans are the same.)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Cookies!

Tomorrow, I have "my kids" over to bake and decorate cookies. I sometimes refer to them as "my kids" or as "my nieces & nephews", but they are not blood relatives. This group has recently expanded from Ryan & Kylan (sons of Wade's best man) and Lily & Chloe (daughters of groomsman Chris) to include 1-year-old Kiara (Ryan & Kylan's baby sister) and 2-year-old Charlie (son of another groomsman Dave). This is the third time I've had this party. It's a lot of work, but a lot of fun.

Here are pictures from last year:

As an aside, Happy 1st Birthday, Kiara! :) (Here's Kiara just under 1 year ago at last year's cookie day.)