Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Well the big day is finally here and yes, we have a white Christmas with several inches of snow. It's beautiful!

Currently it's a little before 6 am. I got up at 5 to finish stuffing Steve's stocking and to light the fire in the furnace to warm up the house. We'll need a fire for the morning but the heat from cooking a 30 lb turkey will likely mean opening windows later on.

We spent yesterday afternoon driving in some nasty conditions to take a little girl to her dad's place for Christmas. It did give us a chance to hit superstore for some cereal and milk though so that was good. The trip took twice as long due to blowing snow and icy roads but it still wasn't too bad and having snow tyres on the van sure made a difference. Besides, it's nice to be of help to people, especially at Christmas.

We had just settled down to watch a movie on the laptop in the living room when who should come sprinting through our yard but Santa! Yes, the real Santa (who is in remarkably good shape) dropped off a sack of presents labelled Do Not Open Until Christmas and then took off up the street before anyone could even think to yell Thank You. Kate was thrilled! We told her several weeks ago that Santa was not real and you know what? She doesn't believe us! Well, what's one more year of innocence right?

I can't wait for the kids to see their gifts...maybe that's why I'm up so early. Besides enjoying the warm glow of the lights from the tree. Watching the cats running around like idiots is fun too. Sadie, our old black cat decided to climb the wood pile in the basement at 5am and send half the kindling crashing down in a big avalanche which scared everyone awake. So I fed the cats and gave then their new catnip covered scratching post which so far seems to be appreciated. Now Susie is careening around the house chasing whatever moves.

the kids will be up soon and the fun will begin. We have church from 10-11 and then friends over for dinner at 5 so it's going to be a long but enjoyable day.

From our little family her in Greenwood, Nova Scotia Canada, We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope that your New Year is filled with Love, Peace, and happy memories.


  1. Glad to hear Kate still believes in Santa. You won't be convincing her otherwise when he's spotted running across your own yard!
    Sounds like you had an exciting time between the sighting of Santa, a big turkey dinner with friends, and a white Christmas to boot!
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year filled with Health, Happiness, and Love.

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