This is already feeling like a long time ago but I hate to skip over our Winter holidays. We had a lovely 2 weeks off from school for the girls and Peter. Working retail as I do, the weeks leading up to Christmas are some of my busiest. Peter and the kids got out pretty… Continue reading Winter Break 2022
As predicted, December has been busy! No complaints here though - we have managed to stay pretty healthy (mostly) and had lots of fun things going on. We are now officially on winter break from school though my job continues to be extra busy. On my last highlights post, I had just celebrated my birthday.… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: December (pre-Christmas)
Christmas has come and gone and we are facing a new year. The past two weeks have been full and busy and joyous and (at times) trying. The lead up to Christmas is a busy time at my job so I worked extra days to both help out and make some extra money. My days… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 52
Some sunshine, some baking, some gift wrapping. Extra work days, time with friends, new provincial restrictions starting tomorrow. The ups and downs of December, of life in an ongoing pandemic. The joys and excitement of Christmas and the realities of life. All mixed up together. We are blessed to have extended family to celebrate with… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 50
There are obviously many ways that Christmas has looked different for our family this year. We feel very fortunate to have our girls - little kids bring a certain magic to the Christmas holidays and have kept us focused on celebratory things. One (non-COVID difference) for us this year was getting to look forward to… Continue reading Christmas 2020
Books are always a big part of Christmas in our family. We give them, we get them, we are excited to bring out our box of Christmas books that gets stored away each year. While I always give the girls books for Christmas, they are very rarely Christmas books. Sometimes they'll get one or two… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: Favourite Christmas Books
2020 may have changed a lot of things but it hasn't changed one of my favourite Christmas traditions. The Great Christmas Tree Hunt! This is where we go and find a tree on the Crown lands near the power lines (which they have to clear out periodically anyway) and we cut it down and bring… Continue reading The Great Christmas Tree Hunt 2020
Hello and Happy Holidays! It's the night before Christmas Eve and life is a little chaotic in our house. This is a busy season for me at work and Peter and Rose are both battling illnesses. Presents are wrapped and stockings ready to be filled tomorrow night. There won't be homemade cinnamon buns on Christmas… Continue reading Merry Christmas to All!