Monday, January 16, 2012
Christmas in Canada 2011
Well we had a great time up in Canada for Christmas. We went up to Nana and Granddad's for Christmas. Jeni and her family came up as well. The kids had a great time getting to know each other better. It had been 2yrs since the last time they had seen each other. We did lots of fun things up there. Lynne took all the girls to see Beauty and the Beast the play. Caty and Lizzy loved it. It was their first play they had ever been to. We went on a sleigh ride one day. It was very cold but we had a great time. It was beautiful and everything was covered in snow. The kids had a blast and the cold did not bother them at all. We also had a surprise visit from santa. He came by to see the kids and ask them what they wanted for Christmas. They were so surprised and enjoyed there visit with Santa. Carleigh loved it, she was the first to sit on his lap and tell him what she wanted. We went out to Granddad's farm and roasted smores and hot dogs. The kids loved it. Brian also took Bri snowboarding. This was the first for both of them. Bri loved it and Brian liked it better then skiing but that is not saying much. Christmas morning was fun. We woke up to Carleigh throwing up. I felt so bad for her, this was her first Christmas were she got it. She was so looking forward to the gifts Santa brought her. She felt so bad she did not even care about looking at her stuff until she had been up for a few hours. Luckily it only lasted 2 days. The kids all had a great Christmas. They all got what they wanted as usual. Unfortunately I had to stay home with Carleigh on Christmas so I was unable to go to church. Everyone said it was wonderful and really enjoyed the Christmas program. We then spent the rest of the day at home with family and then had a wonderful dinner. Lynne out did herself as usual. The trip ended on a bang. I got sick in the middle of the night before we left. Luckily I was able to fly without having to go to the bathroom. We made it home and the kids started back to school the next day. I can't believe it is a new year. We have had a great year. We put our house up for sale right before we left to go up to Calgary. We have decided to build, it will be in the same neighborhood. One of our neighbors is a builder and he owns the last lot for sale in the neighborhood so we are going to buy it and have him build a home for us. We are now just hoping our home will sell. Well to start the new year we celebrated Brian and Carleigh's birthday. I will post pictures and write about that later. I am now just trying to finish up the year so I can get our blog book printed.