Monday, December 27, 2010


I can't believe Christmas is over. All the planning, shopping, knitting, wrapping, cooking, cleaning, decorating, excitement, anticipation and festivities are finished for another year. This Christmas was fabulous, as usual. My Mother-in-Law came to visit from BC and helped us to enjoy our family traditions.

The morning of Christmas Eve, I ran around town finishing up my shopping and we spent the afternoon quietly at home where we baked and decorated cookies for Santa.

We had a lovely roast for dinner.

After watching "The Polar Express," the kids did their Christmas Eve prep. We spread reindeer food on the front walk and Eli placed the cookies in front of the tree.

And then they were off to bed.... excited, but knowing that Santa wouldn't come if they didn't go right to sleep...... so they did (with strict instructions not to head to the Christmas tree until called in the morning). At 7am the next day, we woke up to a glorious sight! Santa had come!!

Chey's first view of the tree, Christmas morning......

Waiting, ever so impatiently, for Daddy and NanaB to come downstairs so that the presents could be demolished

Let the mayhem begin!

Santa found Chey a Lego Anubis (she's been obsessed with Anubis, and all things Egypt, since our trip)

Dale loved his handspun/knit hat and handknit socks

The kids gave me a beautiful charm bracelet and a charm each to start it off

Chey's new Monster Puppet

Eli got lego and more lego.... he has almost finished building it all already..... 

After opening our gifts and playing for a bit, we dressed up and went skating at the lake for an hour or so. The weather was fantastic!

And finally, our delicious (albeit simple) Christmas dinner....... It was a wonderful day.... I love Christmas.....

So until next year.... I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and will have a fantastic New Year!! 

And to end this post, a collage of my Christmas  knitting/spinning for this year..... not including the spinning I completed for myself on the 23rd..... 

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