Friday, January 05, 2007

Christmas 2006 has come and gone and all that's left is to strip the tree, put away the decorations and somehow figure out how to lose the extra weight gained (thanks for all the chocolate Mom and Mom-in-law!)

I trust that the season was good for you and yours.

It was a green Christmas here in Kitchener; not a lick of snow in sight. It's not the first green Christmas I've had, but I think it was the warmest. Kind of an odd feeling to wake up Christmas morning to a green-brown lawn.

We had, for the first time, my entire family at our place for Christmas morning. It was pretty cool. I had forgotten how nice it was to have my folks around for Christmas. There was much laughing and eating and present opening and domino playing.

After a too-short-a-visit with my family, we headed up to the great whiter north to have a too-short-a-visit with Tara's family. Again there was much laughing and eating and present opening; there wasn't any domino playing but there was boxing day shopping.

And while there wasn't a lot of snow in North Bay, there was more than there was in Kitchener. We trekked through the bush a couple of times and got wet and snowy. A good time was had by all.

Alas, all good things must come to an end. When we saw the forecast for freezing rain in Barrie on New Year's day, we high-tailed it back home a day early. We had one day of relaxing and then it was back to real life... Too bad.

A few pics to make you all happy :)

This is how green the grass was outside

Mom riding King - look at that form!

The whole clan


If I was quicker, we could have had venison for dinner

Just a nice pic of the dog

Finena sitting pretty for Dave

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Richard...we can't believe that no one has commented on the beautiful Irish Setter :) We too agree that the visits go way too fast...but we were delighted to have all the family home over Christmas. I'm currently introducing Dave to your blog. I think he's impressed :) Talk to you soon...luv mom and dad.