Hello friends and family! Merry Christmas to you all. I hope the Lord keeps you safe and well in any travelling - be it near or far, and that we can all enjoy December 25th for what it is - in honour of our Lord's birthday. Believe me, I know how easy it to get caught up in the other aspects of Christmas. I actually enjoy it - I love gift giving, and baking, and spending time with family etc... I love introducing Duncan to Santa Claus - even if Duncan doesn't know who or what Santa is (except that he says Ho ho Ho) and that Duncan didn't even want to see him. But the most important part is our Saviour.
And so here it is Christmas Eve. We got a wicked amount of snow today. We didn't have to be anywhere and so I absolutely love it. And more tonight! Crazy! Church was cancelled tonight (we weren't going tonight anyhow, but still) and we'll need to see in the morning if the Christmas Day service goes through or not. Our church is one of the few that has a Christmas Day service and so it is usually well attended. Not that Duncan would last the service anyhow, but I'm willing to give it a go.
So here is the run down for Christmas with my family. Last year we were blessed with Bill's father and brother being out for Christmas. And they survived :) We hope to bring Bill's Dad out next summer after Bean shows up. Anyhow, Christmas Eve we've often spent with the Bell's. In fact tonight is the 1st night in I think 7 years we haven't! Did you know that Boxing Day is out anniversary with Chris and Ronnie? I'll blog about that another time.
Oh and by the way I am not blogging b/c Tanya told me to. I was going to anyhow and then read hers, but hi Tanya! I love you! I'm glad Andre is okay, although a little sore.
Anyhow, so tonight it's just us, which is just fine too. Tomorrow morning we'll do gifts with the 3 of us, and then to church. After church we go to Mom and Dad's for the rest of the day. Wonderful food and company and just super low key and laid back. It's awesome. I think we'll go a bit earlier tomorrow so Duncan can nap there, or else people will be waiting until 2 or 3 before we show up. This year too my SIL Shelley is taking care of all Christmas Day dinner. She rocks.
But wait! That's not all! Then we have Boxing Day. Most people are done after Christmas Day, but not us! We do our massive family dinner on Boxing Day b/c we find most people can make it out and like to do stuff with their immediate families on Christmas Day. It will be a little smaller this year as we have a few people trapped up in Kelowna - like my brother. But my cousin Kevin and his beautiful wife Nikki and daughters Eva and Scarlette have just flown in from Australia. I hope they aren't too tired to make it out. So that's the big turkey/ham/roast dinner (yes, all 3). Yum!
And then we're done.
In other news. This snow rocks! How cool is this?! Well over 2 feet of snow at our place.
We put Duncan to bed tonight and about 10 minutes later he starts crying and freaking out (not normal for him). So I go up stairs and it turns out Strider was in his room and pounding on the door to get out, and he scared Duncan just silly. Darned cat. It's now 20 minutes later and I think Duncan is finally settling again. He was really scared!
B/c Chris and Ronnie stayed home tonight (we decided earlier today to just tell them to stay home) we're having home made burgers and fries for dinner. Yum 'eh? We were going to do take out with them. We were going to play Bingo! (Iain and Alex were coming too) And we were going to watch a Muppet Christmas Carol. Oh well! Anyhow, I think our dinner will still be yum!
And we'll leave it at that. I love you all (I think, okay even if i don't know you, I love you, why not?) and hope to hear from you after Christmas.