It’s hard to believe we’ve been here for 9 months already. Where did the time go? Winter has finally arrived, and though we’ve had a couple of days with snow on the ground, we didn’t get a white Christmas.
My cousin Laura brought us lobster on the 23rd and we had a great lunch – and then the chickens did too.
We FaceTimed my mom in Calgary on Christmas Eve to open gifts. It’s our very first Christmas apart ever, but thanks to technology it hasn’t seemed that bad. We FaceTimed again on Christmas morning, and even my dad in Ontario figured out how to video chat on Messenger.
(My mother in law knit this amazing reversible Doctor Who scarf!)
After lunch we headed out to my aunt Sharon’s for dinner before ending up at my aunt Joy’s for the rest of the night. My cousin Amber and her husband and adorable little girls are down from Ontario for Christmas, and my cousin Scott lives next door to Joy, so we’re surrounded by family and fun. Having little kids around at Christmas is the absolute best.
The kids are all incredibly grateful for their gifts, and Christmas is always a little validating that I’m doing a decent job raising my kids. I love seeing my girls delight over the gifts they’ve given to others, and their contentment with whatever they’ve received.
Soon we’ll have dinner and play games and maybe (definitely) tuck into the mulled wine Scott brought.