Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I've had lots to blog about in the last two weeks, but until all the gifts were opened, I couldn't spill the beans!

Christmas started last week, when Mom and Dad came for a quick visit.

All the gifts were finished and wrapped on Christmas Eve; some things I wanted to wait till the last minute to make.  We went to church for the early service at 5:30 - M sang backup with some of the other youth for a song Pastor Jared wrote.  You can hear & watch it here.  We spent last week at work planning the lighting and making the chandelier you can see in that video.  It turned out pretty nice.  From there we went to Carla &; Larry`s for Josh`s birthday party.  Here`s the birthday boy and their new puppy Sadie:

Christmas morning we woke up in our own home - second year in a row!  We opened our stockings and gifts, then headed to church at 11.

Lunch was pretty low key, then Sean`s parents came for the afternoon - we visited and started a puzzle - classic Christmas fun. We went to the Aitken`s again for Christmas dinner and had a good time with the McCall clan.

Boxing day was the Ward family Christmas, so after a little boxing day shopping in the morning (Sean hit Golf Town early, then we went to Long & McQuade and picked up a piano!), we drove out to Grenfell where Kevin & Jen were hosting in their new place.  Another good time and good dinner!

 We got home about 10 minutes after the Friesen`s arrived, and had another Christmas with my side of the family.  They stayed till noon today, then were on their way to Calgary to spend the holidays with Dave`s family.

And now the holidays are over, people wise. Sean worked today but has the rest of the week off; I am mostly off this week, too, and M is off till next Thursday.  Lots of time to keep working on the house and getting ready for baby.  Tomorrow marks week 37; only three weeks to go till we get to meet!

I`ll be back soon with photos of the house changes, and with details of the gifts I made.  Hope you had a very merry Christmas and took time to remember the One we celebrate.

1 comment:

MOM said...

What a large and lovely and varied family you have! Lots of love to share.