Monday, January 02, 2017

Pleasant Surprise

Every year I give my father baked goods in a snowman tin.  Every year he gives the tin back in January and I put it in the basement until next year.  This year when I opened it, there was a $100 bill in the top! My father doesn't remember doing it and I can't remember if I stuck it in there for some reason while the snowman was in the car, but whatever the reason, I have a hundred extra dollars!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Vacation Week

We have had a great vacation week.  Well, the kids and I have.  Sam has worked in Boston Monday-Thursday, but that's good for us also.


* slept in multiple days
* had our piano tuned
* played the wii for hours
* the kids read lots of books, I reserved many at the library but they didn't come in until Frday
* watched War Dogs
* went to see Fantastic Beasts
* cleaned the vacuum
* took down Christmas
* went to the dentist
* went to swimming lessons
* exchanged gifts with my aunt
* went to a Christmas party at Sam's brother's house
* drank lots of tea (Can you believe I'm a tea drinker now?)
* felted a variety of things
* put away gifts/cleaned our rooms
* played games
* went to the Ecotarium
* relaxed, relaxed, relaxed
* written thank you notes
* trimmed the rabbit's nails
* organized our games
* tried out the Instantpot I purchased in July

Lovely break, now I'm setting goals for the new year and we are gearing up for the upcoming week...
Goodbye, Christmas!


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas Gifts

Here's a selection of some of the gifts we received this year:

 Lucy got a tablet

 My new zoom lens

 Two new garlands!

 Lucy's new chair and lights

 For Millie's wall

 Projection clock and book light, along with Bill, the Worry Eater

 Our first video game system

 Love my new jewelry

Fencing Foil

Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Day

Lucy woke us all up around 6:30 and we opened our presents.  We went to church where we were the Children's Church leaders - only 8 children were there, and then off to the Bowler's for a fun afternoon/evening.

Earrings from Liam's mom

Studio Ghibli socks

We call her "Mini Messi" and now she has the clothes to prove it.

Lucy's new chair

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas Eve Fun!

We enjoyed having our church service at 5pm instead of 7pm because we were able to get to my parents' earlier than usual.

Her own sewing box

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Millie received her first dangling earrings from my grandmother.  They have red bows and jingle bells.  She loves them!

We went to Fire and Ice.  Toby enjoyed chocolate chips on his salad.

Fun times at Dave and Busters

My sister and I made a variety of bark.

Amelia played her first Scrabble game and won by one point!

Friday, December 23, 2016