Thursday, December 31, 2009

Winter Break

The end of the year is here and I wanted to recap some of the things we've been up to in the last week since our big snowfall - the most in our area in December ever!

Before Christmas, we went walking in a winter wonderland...

Clearbrook Park

We went to church Christmas Eve and the next morning opened much wanted gifts...

Had friends over to play...

Rocked out on Wii...

I'm not sure why he sticks his tongue out :)

Big kids bonded with little kids...

Making a bird house with Handy Manny's repair shop
We had a little of this...

and a little of that...

and Mommy remembered why she doesn't do puzzles - they suck up all her time!

Matt and I saw Sherlock Holmes Saturday night after grabbing a quick meal out *Loved it!* and he was kind enough to mix drinks for me and some friends who came over last night to work on Puzzle Edward, my Christmas gift to myself :)

Before it rained on Christmas Day there was much playing in the 2 feet of snow we had, however we have no pictures because the camera doesn't tell you whether the memory card is in there or not. Hello? Canon? So Matt took a bunch of the new-fallen pristine snow before we let the kids out, only to discover that not one of them was saved anywhere. Now we need it to snow again :)

We're hoping to round out winter break with The Princess and the Frog tomorrow - the first time we'll attempt taking Sarah and Jason to the movies! - and maybe some ice skating on the weekend. I can't tell you how nice it is to have the little two be just big enough to get out and do some things together as a family - I'm really looking forward to the next few years!

That's mostly what we've been up to, there's been lots of laughs and not just a few tears among the kids as they've been up too late too many nights, as well as together for almost 2 weeks straight now; I'm anxious for yet also dreading the start of school on the 4th, but looking forward to the new year and getting my act together - time to be the best me I can, for myself and my family.

Adieu 2009, welcome 2010!


  1. Oh dear.....I think I had the same "tongue thing" going on tonight when I was playing Guitar Hero (my son has also inherited this lovely trait!). I believe research has concluded that it makes you play better! haha

  2. Great pictures! Anthony would LOVE William's Marble mania thing... It looks like you have had a nice winter break :) Enjoy the princess and the bride, I have heard good things!

  3. Looks like you have a wonderful life - isn't blogging a great way to remind ourselves of how blessed we really are???

  4. What a bummer! No pictures of the fresh snow!

    Looks like you've had a great couple of days.

    Have a Happy and safe New Year!

  5. Fun break (my oldest daughter also has the pink plaid coat - costco?). Too bad the breaks have to end.

  6. Wow, you guys have been having so much fun. Sorry to hear about the camera card fiasco. There is nothing more disappointing than that! I so want to ses Sherlock Holmes. Glad to hear you loved it!

  7. Sounds like a wonderful winter break!!


  8. An Edward puzzle! !

    We saw Avatar, which I loved, but I also want to see Sherlock. Glad it got your stamp of approval.

  9. You are always up to such fun things!

    All the best in 2010! Oh and your kiddos are sooooooo cute!!!

  10. Great photos! I'm so sad the snow is gone and it went away TOO fast.

    Here's to a happy 2010!

  11. It sounds and looks like you had a WONDERFUL holiday! William and that Genius thing...the look in his eyes!! Love it!
    Great pictures!
    And I LOVE the puzzle Edward!

  12. So glad you have had a good "break" but now it is time to get back into the old routine whichallow me to get back to reading and blogging.

  13. Great pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful time! How's that Twilight puzzle coming along? Did I tell you that I got an Edward doll? I put it up so my kids can't get their hands on it - lol.


  14. Love the pics of the kiddos...that one of Sarah is so cute (I love the ones you posted on FB)! Wish I could come over and have a mixed drink and put together Puzzle Edward with you...I would so help you knock that one out.=)

  15. A puzzle will suck me in too! I so love them.
    Looks like you had a great Christmas.

  16. sounds like lots of fun! I have some friends who went to Clearbrook this year and liked it. It will def be on our to-do-list next Christmas! We love looking at lights.


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