I realize our 2013 Christmas card was not posted :( please forgive me. There was this whirlwind I got caught in...called Christmas... and winter weather... and it was very dark and very cold. You see, we, like thousands just like us were left in the dark (literally) until Christmas Eve. Our lights went out just mere hours after my previous post for over 48 hours. Now we were the lucky ones, many still didn't have power by Christmas and I don't know how they managed. We ended up in Toronto seeking refuge with a well loved family member who was willing to take on an extra 4 people in their house for an unforeseen amount of time. We then left the day our power was turned back on and headed to my parents house for dinner, returned home, woke up Christmas morning and celebrated with the kids until 2, then hopped in the car and drove 3 hours to another relatives for Christmas festivities. We did all this while 2 out of 4 of us were sick, and we ended up in Emergency for 5 hours with our daughter who had a temperature of 104 (she is fine now and they couldn't find anything wrong with her!). So needless to say I needed some time to recoup upon our return home. Now, I am just so happy that we are in the New Year and I have managed to find some relief from the final days of 2013. So, although this is anticlimactic I still thought I would post our Christmas card from 2013... and of course... Happy New Year Everyone!
This is the time of year I gets calls and texts from friends and family asking where on earth I am (usually not very nicely either!). Winter/Christmas season is a difficult one for me, it's like a juggling act, and I cannot juggle... or skate... thankfully I never wanted to join the circus or become a figure skater (Sorry Gran!) or be a juggling figure skater! There is so much to do, decorate ones house, shop for numerous family members, make our yearly cheesy Christmas card and of course take photos for clients who want gifts for their own families. Even though it is the busiest; Christmas is my favourite "holiday". It's the only time of year I am allowed to over indulge in food and drink and give loved ones a token of my appreciation for them. My son, who is now 4 is in finally in full understanding of Santa and just exactly what this bearded fat man truly means. I think it took him so long to truly appreciate this because his Papa happens to look a little like Santa (Ok a Santa who could also be a biker... so a really hip Santa who has upgraded his mode of transportation) so now there are expectations to be filled... a remote control car for one. I can no longer shop with my son for his presents as he remembers what I bought... this backfired on his birthday when he happened to stumble upon a birthday present early and ask if he had to wait until his actual birthday for it. Shame on me, I didn't give him enough credit. But because of his quick observations it has put me in a bit of a pickle.... a very hairy pickle. So although I ventured out into the Black Friday crowd and made some progress (and for being awake for 36 hours straight I would be livid if I hadn't!) I am still not done. I may need to sharpen my elbows and prepare myself to join the last minute shoppers out there, I apologize to you all as in the past I have berated you and looked my nose down on you. I am now humbled and need you to be gentle on me this year!
As I have mentioned above our family usually does a very silly and cheesy Christmas card... and it is the 20 of December and I have only just printed them...and I fear they are lacking this year. See, our family have now come to look forward to our yearly Greeting and I am now left plotting and planning for ages trying to be better than the year before. With two children in toe it just isn't possible...each weekend we attempted it Quinn was sick, or had pink eye, or an attitude ( I was under the impression JK was a good thing and now I am living with a 4 foot teenager). But despite my whining I love this time of year.... really. Below check out our past Christmas Greetings, and tomorrow I will post our 2013 Card. Enjoy!
This was when our son Quinn was born and barely 2 months old... please excuse our humour
Now this one may need some explanation... We decided to go for an 80s cheese look... some people did not seem to understand this. I was told I looked pretty and normal while Jeff looked a little strange.... Ummmm.... I truly hope my day to day look is not a flashback to 1980.... but thanks, I guess. For those of you curious, we actually did shave Jeff's head and he was sporting his "movember" nasty 'stache.... enough said.
This years to be posted tomorrow....stay tuned....
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