New Year's Eve: Tita Pita's for dinner & church dance afterwards.  

Getting ready for New Year's Eve with friends at our house while these 3 little gremlins mess with the laptop.


Christmas dinner.
Christmas lunch.

Kids' Christmas stockings knitted by Tanta Gisela


Christmas Eve:
John and Laura's for breakfast,
gift exchange with Sarah and Norman at our place,
and Grandma Finken's for dinner.


We went to Uncle Hans and Auntie Cathy's for a "Spaghetti Party" and dessert, then straight to Aaron and Rebecca's for a pre-Christmas get together.  


Jets vs. Islanders game @ the MTS Centre 

1. A homemade birthday card 
2. A photo contest entry that won us a free Travalo
3. Our new Facebook profile picture


6th Wedding Anniversary Part 2: Fude on Osborne.  Here we are with our very filling starters.  We still had our own entrees after these as well.
Very Vegan Pizza
Chili Chocolate Chicken Skewers


6th Wedding Anniversary Part 1.  

Babysitters, Wasabi on Broadway, white chocolate brownies in the Moxie's lounge, a movie, a quick check up on the kids at Grandma & Grandpa's, plastic wine glasses and sparkling apple juice at home, and presents! 



Julien's first steps @ 10 1/2 months old.


Pictures taken after our very first office Christmas party.


The trees are up! I can't believe I almost skipped out on decorating this year especially since the kids are the perfect age to appreciate it all. They are loving the Christmas season. They hover around our mini tree and poke at the ornaments on the big tree. Julien even caused the mini tree to fall over on top of him from fussing with it too much. No harm done to either the tree or the boy.    

Still need to:
  • find that box in the basement that has our Christmas stockings 
  • get our Christmas playlist going
  • bake (for the smell of fresh cookies in our home)
  • buy candles that smell like Christmas for when there's no baking


We love Andrew's wallets.  My favourite is the one specially made for us out of a metro map pamphlet when he and Sarah were visiting us in Montreal (or visiting Montreal...and us).  
This one's cool too.  It's called the Le Mustache Wallet.
And Sherri's hosting her first giveaway featuring these wallets on her new fashion blog, SHERRIAMOUR.    
Playing with Photo Booth (as usual) minutes before our second consecutive FHE.  Still new to holding Family Home Evening, but so excited that we've finally got it going.
Also note: Julien's first baby injury.  He is the first out of our children to get a bruise this big so young.  He is our most active and determined explorer. You can find him falling and rolling himself back upright most of the time, but this time, it was an awkward fall face-first onto the side door rug.


I love this picture.

AND a list.
What I'm listening to:

1. tUnE-yArDs - Powa
2. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
3. SBTRKT - Wildfire
4. Mr. Little Jeans - Rescue Song (RAC Remix)
5. Feist - How Come You Never Go There


I made up my mind two years ago that I was going to read some classic novels as soon as the opportunity came up.  I'm lucky enough to have the time now, and I love this goal. I just finished my third novel two nights ago!  Now I just have to decide which one I should read next.