Sunday, February 11, 2007

Monday, January 01, 2007

Christmas 2006 Update - Long Post!!!

Well, I didn’t get around to updating over the Christmas break, it was oh so busy, but now that things are getting back to normal (yuck!!) I guess I’ll do an update. Christmas break this year was great, but it passed really fast. That part of my vacation passed way too quickly. We went home to Pictou on Friday, the 22nd of December. The last time I posted I was sick. I was still feeling pretty crappy when I got home, but by Saturday it was starting to pass. On Saturday morning I went to watch Liam’s hockey games at the Pictou rink. He scored a few goals. He’s a really great little hockey player. He can skate better at 6 years old than I ever could!! Next, on Saturday, I met up with the newly engaged Christine (yay!!), Dawn, and Jenny for lunch at the best restaurant ever – CafĂ© Italia!! It was really yummy, and we had a great lunch. We had slices, salad and coffee, and we just sat there and talked for a long time. It was great to catch up. We went to the mall after that to finish off the last minute shopping. I didn’t have much left to do, so it wasn’t too stressful. We went home after that, and I don’t remember what we did, but I was pretty tired, and we were supposed to be going out to the Tavern that night. I didn’t really feel like it, but then at around 8, I opened up my bottle of wine to have a drink. Well, by 11, I was ready to hit the tavern. I got pretty tipsy, pretty fast. In my state of drunkenness I begged my father to drive us downtown, because it was raining (yes, rain on Christmas eve eve!!). I don’t remember exactly what time we got there, just that it was the perfect time – everyone started to pour in shortly afterwards and it was just one big Pictou reunion. Mel had her camera there, so there are pictures, but I haven’t gotten them from her yet. I had an awesome time, and I remember being pretty angry when the lights came on at 2 AM!! So Bevan and I made our way home, and I woke up the next morning feeling just ok, but after a nap, all was fine.

So, then it was Christmas eve. It was a pretty uneventful day, which ended with Church at 8 o’clock with my family and Bevan. We came home, opened a gift, had a glass of wine, and headed to bed.

We got up on Christmas morning at 7:00 (as always), and Bevan was at our house by 7:30. He was there for most of the gift opening. Once again, it was a fabulous Christmas, and we all got pretty spoiled!! From my parents I got a great little box with an engravable plate to keep wedding memorabilia in, Bevan and I got a ticket for the vacation draw at the deCoste Centre. I got some clothes, some gift certificates for Future Shop (to go towards my camera!!!), a chocolate fondue fountain, etc. Bevan gave me a natural light lamp, a tea brewer, and a sweet Napolean Dynamite action figure!! Mel gave me a Guess wallet. I got tons of scrapbooking stuff. Frankie had a great Christmas, too. At first she would only open a gift it she could smell treats inside, but by the end of it, if you put a gift in front of her, she tore it open!!

Bevan’s gift from me for Christmas was a Nintendo Wii – which became the entertainment at my house for the entire time we were home. Melanie was so sore after playing all day Christmas day that she wouldn’t even touch the thing on Boxing day, but by the next day she was back at it!! Mel thinks she’s a tennis pro now, and she swears she’s going out to buy a racquet.

Oh, and Bevan sold his old car while we were at home. It was his very first car, and he was sad to see it go. We took some pictures to remember it by:

Bevan and I headed back to Summerside on the 29th (Friday) with a very full car!! After a million trips from the car to the house we were finally unloaded, but our living room was soooo full. So, we got to work putting everything away, and finally, things are pretty much back in order here. The Christmas decorations are all taken down and put away for another year.

I’ve put away all my scrapbooking stuff and even scrapbooked a couple of pages. One is of our Christmas Tree this year:

And the other is one that I saw the idea for last year. It is the perfect page for me, as I always like to keep my Christmas cards, but I’ve been trying to be less of a pack rat – so I cut portions out of the front of each card, and made a scrapbook page out of them:

Bevan and I spent New Years here at home, just the 2 of us. We ordered Chinese food ( we actually had to go to the restaurant to order, because the phone lines were jammed!! ). It was really busy. We went down at 8:45, and our food wasn't ready until 9:30. It was well worth the wait though, as this has been our New Years tradition for the last 3 years!!

Today is my last day off before I have to go back to work tomorrow. I’ve been on vacation since December 7th, so tomorrow is going to be a painful day!! 6:15 is going to be really early!!!