Welcome to a day in my life. I can't guarantee that this will be an exciting read for anyone. My life is filled with all the mundane activities of a stay-at-home-mom just trying to raise her three sons to be the best men they can be.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Another Christmas season has come and gone.

Where does the time go? I can't believe that Christmas is over for another year.

We had a nice Christmas this year. Both sets of parents and Rick were with us again. Cathy and Don were also with us this year. Bonus!! Everyone arrived sometime on Christmas Eve and stayed the night. It was so nice to have such a houseful around the tree on Christmas morning. It was just like Christmas was when I was growing up. I know the boys really love having everyone share the day with us. For weeks before they start asking who's coming this year. Cameron started plotting a couple of weeks before Christmas on how to get Cathy and Don to come.

Boxing Day was spent in London at Mom and Dad's for our big family Christmas, although this year it was very small as our family is now scattered all over. It was just Mom and Dad, Rick, me and my family, Mike and his family, and Jason and Alyson. Still, with a small group, it was a nice day. There's nothing like being together with family.
New Years' Eve we went to Cathy and Don's and spent the evening playing games. We all stayed over and right after dinner on New Year's Day we had to leave as Spencer was supposed to have a piano lesson (which ended up being cancelled anyway.) ... I ended up breaking out the scrapbooking supplies, which was great as I haven't done anything in a month.

Here are some random pics from Christmas and Boxing Day:

Happy New Year everyone. I wish you all the best for 2008!


  1. Beautiful tree ... LOVE the lit-up centrepiece on your table ... LOL at the picture of the crashed-out grownups ... glad you had a great Christmas!!!

  2. classic pic of uncle rick and don

  3. I LOVE the pic of the 2 guys bagged out on the couch! LOL!
    Happy New Year, Barbara!

  4. I was wondering what you guys had been up to all week. The Rick and Don photo is destined to become a family classic.

  5. Anonymous11:04 AM

    Sounds like you had a delightful Christmas time! Time spent with family is always wonderful! :)

    Best wishes to you and your family for 2008. Lots of health, love and happiness! :)

  6. Thanks for the pics. I have become use to a quiet unrushed Christmas.

  7. Anonymous11:24 PM

    Sounds like you guys had a wonderful Christmas with your family. Great photos you've posted here. :)

    Happy New Year to you too, Barbara! May 2008 be a happy and healthy one for you and your loved ones.


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