Friday, 11 December 2009

Snow Bunnies, etc.

There's no avoiding it, we had our first snowstorm on Wednesday. Winter is HERE.

This is what my two snow bunnies look like every morning when they leave. I am on pick up duty and don't look half as adorable at the END of the day. Trust me.

Au revoir! Bonne journée! Bisous!
(C'mon people, you're all bilingual by now, right?)

And away they go.

Can you tell that I'm off today? I was in PJs as I took these. Heck, I'm still in PJs now!

The view from our front door. On the left is where all the construction is happening. It's been an entertaining few weeks, especially when the big huge jack hammer thingys get going! As you can tell, I am très at ease speaking the language of construction.

Since I had the camera in my hands and since I've been meaning to blog forEVER and since I'm at home today (and still in PJs, did I mention that?), I snapped some of our Christmas decor.

It was extra fun decorating for the first time at our new home. All new places to put things, plus I went with all white lights and I really, really like it:

This little tree is in Liliane's room. She opens her advent calendar ( a little tiny book with the shortest little stories ever, one for each day), then hangs the wee book on her tree. That retro angel topper? Mine from I don't know when exactly... I always had her in my room so now I am passing her along. A tacky, yet sentimental souvenir. The best kind.

Sorry for the big blog silence, but it's been hectic around here as is wont to happen at this time of year. Between work and choir practice and presents and budgeting and travel plans, NPLH went to the backseat. It may stay there for the next few weeks but I'll try to keep in touch and hopefully even post from B.C.! With pictures!

Hope you are all enjoying this advent season. I'm reminding myself daily to keep my eye on the prize: spending time with loved ones, celebrating the birth of Jesus (or celebrating Hannukah or Kwanzaa or Santa or whatever) but also being thankful for what I have. That's a big one for me and I often suck at it. I don't know about you, but I am so lucky but sometimes so shortsighted. Sigh.

So... Here's to perspective! And friends and family! And occasionally overindulging! And shortbread! And the promise of a whole new year!

Awesome :)

1 comment:

Vanessa Zacharias said...

Liliane is SOOOOO cute looking all michelin man in her snowsuit. Those are the best pictures :o)

Love your Christmas decor! Especially the awesome retro angel!

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