Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Holiday in Review....

I am not sure what my deal was this LAST year but I could not get it together.
We had a hard time getting the decorations out and up. 
Then it seemed as though time started to fly by especially once the kids were out of school.
I did get Christmas gifts bought, wrapped, delivered and even helped out Santa for about 2 minutes.
Had an extended family Christmas Eve Party and even got the Luminaries up to guide the way for the Christ child!!
So Christmas comes and it is snowing!!  A white Christmas!!
For Christmas dinner we had my brother, his wife and 3 kids from Texas here and my folks .
It was very enjoyable!
 On Boxing Day we went to my sisters and the kids had a blast sledding down the mountain to the south of their property. They were outside for more then 4 hours and try as I might we could not get them to even come in for hot chocolate.
A view from my sisters front window--bit snowy.  Coming home that night was a bit tricky with all the snow and mountain passes.
My folks ended up with sewer problems so that was a bit of a nightmare with all the extra guests.
Next freezing temperatures, hoping no pipes break, then came the sick kids and husband, YUCK.
My little niece and nephew into the Urgent Care for ear infections, but sewer and pipes at my folk's house are holding!  Good News!!
We had a great New Year's Eve Party at the local church hall to save the strain on my folk's house.
My son and husband went Curling at the Olympic Oval to help ring in the new year and I aimed for bed early. Did not happen!
But with all this I did get to see "Les Miserables" and "Lincoln".  Very rare for us to go see movies but these were in my opinion very good.  I did not even know the story line of "Les Miserables" so it was really a treat to see one man's humanity for others.
School started today and I am for sure not ready...neither are my kids and now everyone is sick again.  My son is home from school running a fever.  Yippee!!
But I have a good feeling about 2013! 
This year I will get it together!
(My only goal!)
Enjoy your day!


  1. Wow,I think you did amazingly well to have so much going on!So glad to hear that the pipes are holding.Keeping you all in my prayers that the sickness leaves and things settle down soon.Hugs,Jen

  2. Happy New Year 2013!! encantan esas fotos con la nieve!!
    Greetings, from Argentina

  3. Hi Barb!! Good positve thoughts!! I am havin that for 2013 too!! Lookin for the peace that comes with it! Sounds like you had a groovey Christmas even though there was a few bumps!! We had a good one too! I am lookin forward to gettin the house cleaned so I can create!!! Take care, XOXO Fran.

  4. Happy New Year Barb, Yuck on all of that snow, but I know the kiddo's enjoyed it.

    so sorry to hear about being sick, I have had it all since Thanksgiving and can not seem to get well!! Too many things being spread around this year.

    Hugs to you and I wish you a wonderful Year

  5. Wonderful family Christmas.....looks like so much fun.....hope your son gets better....Blessings Francine.

  6. Whew! I'm wore out just READING about your holidays, Girlfriend!! No wonder you're pooped! Ours just snuck in and out quietly. Strange year...and I feel as though I am still trying to capture the "spirit" and hold on to it. Best get over it though....have lots to put away before the new term begins next week. Lincoln??? Really - you liked it? I soooo wanna see that!! Here's hoping the kiddos and hubby get to feeling better soon (my hubby is down and out with the crud too) - and that you and yours have a wondrous new year filled with joys and blessings...and, of course, Hugs & Smiles ~ Robin

  7. I get tired just reading everything that was going on with your holidays! You must be pooped. :( Rest up and then get ready to hit the ball again in 2013! Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. Happy New Year Barb! I hope you have a wonderful and productive new year!! Thanks for stopping by.


  9. Sounds like you had a very busy couple of weeks there. Hope all in your family are feeling better! :)

  10. I'm glad it all came together for you, this year was the same for me. Wow, all of that snow!!! that is a whole different world from where I live. I hope you have a great New Year.

  11. Sounds like a very fun time with your family, other than the sickness. Unfortunately, many are struggling with that this year! We, too, saw Lincoln and Les Mis. Loved the music in Le Mis but I was so sad by the end. It was definitely much easier to follow the story line and understand the words in a film rather than on stage, though! ~Roberta


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