Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cadence and the Chipettes

Baking and Skiing

Cadence suited up on Sunday ... ready to tackle the 'hills':

But not before the banana bread was ready!

My 'cat' rocks!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

In An Effort to Just 'Catch Up'

Dear Mary and Ladies of Merritts:

What can I say, I have fallen way behind and I can't seem to catch up. Here are any photos worthy of viewing that take us into 2012. I would like to say I'm going to get back to 'regular programming' but I've been taking some time for myself during the
evenings. I will do my best to provide a few snippets through the week! Hope you aren't working too hard!


Winter Play

Hangin' with the GB Family

Welcome 2012

Taking Down the Tree

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Still Catching Up ... with even MORE Family Time

On one of our final nights of the holidays at home we all went out for wings 'n things! Just a small group of ... 26.
It was a night of family, fun and food, of course!

There were even some games to play:

And there were wings ... lots and lots of wings ... there were even wings this crew had to sign waivers for!

A big THANK YOU was extended to Mark and Donna, for their generosity as well as a wee thanks to our waiter who dealt with our 'party'!

It was a great night! We are very lucky to be able to have this kind of time with our families during the holidays. I will miss them some day, but until then .... BRING.IT.ON!!!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

More Family Time ...

Some serious poker faces:

But not in here!

Karaoke time:

Snow ... fnally!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas with Family

Our Christmas celebrations began on Christmas Eve with a traditional Ukrainian mass. It included an annual 'chat' with my childhood neighbour, Carolyn. It is always a pleasure to see her and now to watch her son 'serve' on the alter. From there we headed to Bush Street to meet up with the family, enjoy some food, open presents and this year, to fill up our red Solo cups!

Due to our rather late night, Santa didn't arrive until the wee hours of the morning, but come he did and oh boy, did he have a huge delivery for Cadence at Baba's house!

There was quite a mess when all was said and done.

Despite the turkey in the oven and the freezer full of baked goods Baba had, there was someone who insisted on baking 'RIGHT NOW!'

At least she was willing and keen to clean up!

Later in the day, we met up with the family again for round two of food and drink. This time we threw in a little music and dance!

It was a great start to the holiday festivities ... more to come!

Monday, January 2, 2012

We're Back ...

and I'm ready (kinda, almost) to give you the updates.

Let's start with this year's Christmas card, which I call fresh, fun and dare I say ... Fabulous!!!