Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I was baking a ham, Sean's fave, and getting things ready when Sean yelled for me to grab a bucket. Out of the hood of the range water was trickling out - at a fast pace I might add. This is not something we needed - especially on Christmas Eve! We have had a lot of snow and it was raining out. I thought we were going to have serious water damage somewhere but was trying to maintain calmness.
Sean removed the hood of the range and found.......
....yes, that is a birds nest. The whole time I kept saying, "Please dont let there be a bird there, please don't let there be a bird there!" No bird, just some feathers.
We cleaned it all up and in the process I found TWELVE cookbooks that I haven't looked at or used in years. So they will be freecycled. But more importantly, no more leak!!
We didn't get around to watching White Christmas because we were behind "schedule". Still lots of wrapping to do. White Christmas will need to be another day.
Happy wrapping, happy santa tracking, happy night to you!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Now, I already knew what Cyn was bringing for me, but to see it in person is much different than a webcam. LOL. Cyn made me a beautiful altered "C" and an altered notebook for my sketches and quotes!! They are beautiful! She also gifted me a sketch magazine now that I have been sketch cured! Lee also gave me a wonderful generous gift certificate to Scrapalicious, which I had NO trouble using thanks to the enabling! My sincere thanks to you both.
Here is a pick of my presents:
And here we all are! The cupcake pillow is there because that is the store logo.
I was sad to see our day together come to a close. We had so much fun and I didn't want to leave. But we were getting hit with another snow storm so we needed to head out. It took me 3 hours to get home, but it was so worth it!!
To my Cyn and Lee - thank you for a wonderful day, you are true friends and I just love ya!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Jonah shows off his name ball.
Jonah hangs his beside his Momma's ;)
Jonah also loves to watch Papa's special train run around the Christmas Tree. And of course, we have to have a family picture for the scrapbook!
Christmas is such a magical time and it is my favourite time of year. Sometimes traditions fade and it really is a shame. Whatever traditions we have with Jonah, I want them to last and be meaningful, just like my family traditions growing up were. I remember my Dad reading to my sister and I on Christmas Eve. The last time we did this, I was 22 - YES 22!! It was the year before I was married. And in all honesty, I really miss it.
So here's to all family traditions! May they be passed on thru all generations.
Do you have traditions? I would love to hear about them!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I had created a special video message for Jonah from the big guy - SANTA.
It was offered thru Sympatico and it was free of charge. Even better, it was personalized. You put in your childs name, province, age, something he wants for Christmas and something he did this year (i.e did well at school, listened to Mom and Dad). Then you upload a picture and voila! It was the cutest video.
Here is the link to Jonahs if you are interested in viewing it:http://portablenorthpole.sympatico.msn.ca/watch/4132cfd83859930ca6a2821c3e81e1f9
Anyway, Jonah was so surprised! So excited! The look on his face was PRICELESS!!! And guess how I....Char....the one who loves to scrapbook......the one who takes pictures of EVERYTHING....c'mon....guess how I captured the amazing moment......give up?? Well, I'll tell you...... I FRIGGIN DIDN'T!!! UGH! I am so mad at myself. I was so excited to show him that I didn't grab the video camera and I didn't grab my digital camera. What the flying frig was I thinking?? Apparently I wasn't.
I hate not capturing those moments.