Saturday, December 25, 2004

After my family left, we did a quick clean up of the living room so that Santa could come. And then we went to bed.

he knows when you are sleeping Posted by Hello

Santa came and he brought Hummers! Posted by Hello

ohhhh my nutcracker Posted by Hello
We hosted my family's Christmas eve celebration here.

All dressed up Posted by Hello

Drunk bitch Posted by Hello

isn't she pretty? Posted by Hello

Oh the things I could engrave... Posted by Hello

It went well, but of course there was a lot of cleaning up left to do.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Almost ready...

China Cabinet Posted by Hello

mistletow Posted by Hello

doorway Posted by Hello

temporary valance Posted by Hello

Some time for playing in the snow...

christmas eve snow Posted by Hello
You had me at new dishes.

Matt is a "go big or go home" kind of guy. So he didn't like the idea of using our 2 sets of dishes to serve Christmas dinner for 14 people on. So he went out and bought me 16 place settings of Christmas china and 16 place settings of stainless flatware. Okay, it's not fine china or silverware, but OMG it is so nice to have. It looks pretty good on the Christmas table, and even better, we don't worry about somebody breaking it!

Matt is my hero.

Christmas Table Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 23, 2004

This is Kira's first Christmas, and I want to make sure it is special. I know she will be thrilled though. She loves opening presents. She squeals and doesn't hesitate to rip them open. I bought fabric for my mother to make her a dress, she will look so cute.

Okay, NOW I'm starting to panic. I thought I had it all under control, but the walls are now closing in. I only have a day left before I host my family's Christmas eve celebration. My house is a mess, I have groceries to get, I have a little bit more work to do on my aunt's blanket, I don't have a clue what my husband has bought for our kids and I have a few more stocking stuffers to grab. And I don't know where to start! Kira doesn't make it easy to get anything done. In order to clean anything, I have to let her tear the contents of my cupboards out. And now my throat is hurting. WHAAAAAA.

There are so many things I wanted to do this week before Christmas that I now realize we won't have time for. Like going to see Santa. Hopefully we can squeeze that in tomorrow after we dig out of the snow.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Me and Dandy Posted by Hello

Dandy was my very first dog. When I was 3 my aunt's dog Tammy, a cairn terrier, had puppies by the neighbour's miniature poodle. I used to spend a lot of time at my grandparents' house where the puppies were and I instantly had a favourite puppy. When they were weaned from their mother, my dad came back from training and set his gym bag on the floor and out popped that puppy. I already had a name picked out for her, Dandy after the Dandy Lion in The Wizard of Oz. I loved her so much and she was really good with me.