Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas

I have been overtaken by Christmas spirit, I was trying to hold off and actually this is alot
later than last year. So I guess I'm doing okay.
Our house is all decorated for Christmas.
It actually started a few weeks ago when I sat my sweet little family down for a Christmas meeting.
I had a survey to go over with them to see if what we were doing at Christmas was being enjoyed by all.
Our "meeting" lasted all of 5 minutes, apparently I've got this Christmas thing right, because there were no complaints or request.
I am on the right Christmas track.

I enjoy having all my decorating done before the season really kicks in because we get very busy, quite quickly this time of year and I love it.
Christmas is by far my most favorite time of year.
Decorating, baking, shopping...
but my most favourite is sitting by the tree snuggling with any one of my family members.

My decoration colours have always been gold and burgundy, but his year I thought I'd spice it up
a little and throw in some turquoise.
I think I like it.

Jillianne got a pre-Christmas, Christmas gift from my mom.
Right from the time she could walk, she has loved playing with my mom's glass nativity,
now she has her own version.
She loves it.

Our Nativity.


                                              The girls have definitely inherited my love for Christmas,
                                                                   just as I did from my mom.
                                    They have a tree of their own in their rooms, which they decorate all
                                                                           by themselves.
                                                         Here is Kerrington's tree in her room.

and of course Ireland and Jillianne's tree.
Their tree is full of ornaments, but not as much as last year.
I was afraid it would tip over,  I reminded myself it was their tree, so I stood back and appreciated their
artistic flair.

I so love being a mom but this time of year takes the cake, all the sweet wonderful memories.
So in keeping up with Christmas spirit,

Let me be the first to wish you,

Merry Christmas

Until next time,  Joceline

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our Trip Part Four

While at our hotel in Sackville,
I happened to pick up yet another magazine or brochure of things to do while in New Brunswick,
 and there was an ad for the world's longest covered bridge.
We thought that would be fun and it was right off the highway we were traveling on back to Ontario.
We all found it pretty cool, since it is not something we see everyday.

We also stopped off on the boarder of New Brunswick and Quebec to see some thundering falls.
You could feel them a whole lot.
They were gorgeous.

We then decide to go to Ottawa and see the Parliament.
We would have taken a tour but we had a luggage rack or a hamburger as my girls call it, on the roof of the van, so we didn't fit in the parking garage.
We found a parking spot two blocks away from Parliament and only had 45 minutes.
That is as long as the metre would allow.
So we scampered right to the door way, said a prayer for our government, took a few pictures and made it back before time ran out.
What a busy area!

We ended our wonderful trip with a stop off and Grandma and Grandpa's house.
This is a place of sweet relaxation.
No hustle and bustle here.
Lots of room to run and play.
A perfect place to end our wonderful vacation.

I will forever cherish the time we spent together.

  Until next time,  Joceline

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween Night

We had a wonderful Halloween night.
We took the kids to church for a party.
Boy oh boy, was it a par-tey

There was pony rides.

A giant slide.

A  super bouncy, bouncy castle

Sumo suits

Sweet cotton candy

Jousting fights. 
 This is were Ireland spent most of the night.
She was a little spitfire.

Face painting

and of course lots and lots of candy!

For days before all I heard the girls say was  "I can't wait for Monday."
It seriously did not disappoint.

Until next time,  Joceline