Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Christmas Time

I love Christmas. And it definitely feels like a very long time ago! But here are some pictures from my Christmas.

It's tradition to have Sawatzky's over after the Christmas Eve Service. We have too much Chinese food and then the "kids" watch a classic Christmas movie.

A cute little couple that I love.

Who agrees that stockings are amazing? If you look at the red and white striped one, you can see that Reid, Lisa and I got a little carried away with Mom's stocking - the bag below it is totally full of "stocking' presents. I laughed so hard, because there was probably enough three stockings.

Cady on Christmas morning. Through-out the month of December I bought the girls "Belle" presents, because we were doing "exciting things with Belle" at Christmastime. So here she is in her Belle nightie.

Helping Nanny with all those gifts (in those PJs).

Monica did a lot of wandering around at this time. 

Playing with Lego and Play Mobile on the ping-pong table, out of the reach from little fingers.

Skating was a must at Christmastime and we did it almost everyday. It was fun to teach Alanna, Meg and Cady.

Little munchkin.

Time for our "exciting time with Belle" - Broadway Across Canada "Beauty and the Beast"

All dressed for the occasion.

Let's add the little one!

The girls had never seen a play before, much less Broadway at the Jubilee, so it was a little overwhelming and took a little explaining to let them know people were just pretending. 
My favourite was after all the gifts of soundtrack, decorations, movie, etc, as soon as the music started at the theatre, Cady turned to me and says "Hey, we have this movie!" And all I could think was "Yes sweetheart, that was the point." :)

It was so much fun!

And now time for some of those friends of mine! On the 28th, four of us headed out for some x-country skiing! It was my first time. And except for a very jarred shoulder/arm and a sore backside, I think I did okay!

There we all are!

Poor Jocelyn has turned into our resident photographer and she never turns up in the photos anymore! Here she is!

Snack time!

And now for the real party! It is always so special to have the seven of us together, even if it is for just a few hours.

Photo credits to Jocelyn Dawn Photography.

Having a little too much fun. 

Can you hear the laughter?

And we didn't even plan to coordinate!

I love Christmas, food, family and friends! Let's do it again next year!

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