Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas is gone and a new year has begun...

This was my tree, the last morning before we took it down. I spent a quiet morning with my tea in hand and wishing I could keep it up all year; but knowing that would just be insane... what would my neighbours think seeing my tree still up well into the summer??? I'd be known as the crazy Christmas tree lady or something silly like that.... Oh well, I have my pictures to remind me... until next Christmas.

Christmas came and went really it always does. We had so much fun. We don't go crazy with the gift giving, but the kids don't go without either. I think there's a line that sometimes gets crossed when it comes to the getting of the presents. My husband and I are striving to raise well adjusted children who are grateful and appreciative for what they have and what they receive. So far I think we've managed fairly well. The kids are ok, I guess we'll keep 'em... just kidding, they're the best!

My mother-in-law and father-in-law stayed with us for a week and that was great. The opportunities to see and spend time with them are few and far between so we relish any time we get with them. The boys thought getting to wake Gran and Gramps on Christmas morning was just about the best thing in the world. They've flown back to where they came from, as all snowbirds do; but we'll see them on skype from time to time and they'll return again in the spring and stay into the fall.... not with us, but at their summer place.

I did manage to get all of my crafty gifts done...the day before Christmas! Next year I hope to get everything done just a little earlier... less stress that way. And! I made a super cute tutu for my beautifully sunny niece... no pictures of it though... had to wrap it almost the moment it was complete.

2010 resolutions???? No, I don't make resolutions, they never stick. I do however plan to be more crafty, stock my etsy, and pick up some more courses so I can finish my early childhood diploma sooner, rather than later. We'll see...I have a whole year to accomplish something.... right?

All the best for a fantastic 2010! Cheers!


  1. Wonderful Blog Julie! I just had my coffee and read it... I love all your pics and backgrounds... mine is so plain still. Anyways, it looks like we're on the same page for ideals - making sure everybody has what they need, hoping to raise them to be grateful and also enjoy their gifts...
    Gotta go - I've got my own "I'm hungry Mommy" moment coming up. Keep it up! You have a real talent for writing, and for crafting!!!

  2. Thank you Crystal for your kind and encouraging words... I love writing and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE crafting!