My calm, soothing December has not yet materialized. Dale and I have been out five of the last eight evenings and will be out tonight as well. It’s all for good reasons – out for dinner with Dale’s brother and sister-in-law, Santa Claus parade followed by a surprise birthday party, potluck with some of the Vietnam group, dinner and a Jets game last night, my work Christmas party last night and Dale’s work Christmas party tonight. Good thing the kids got used to us being away on our trip; they’re practically orphans these days.
|This was the most fun Jets game I’d been to (I've only been to three) – it was the first one that they won. It also didn’t hurt that our seats were this close to the ice and the players bench.|
In other news, Chloe got her acceptance letter to U of W (Education) this week. It looks like her life-long goal is one step closer to reality. In equally exciting news (to some), Neve got Patrol of the Month for the second month in a row. We’re flying high over here. To keep things equal, I should say something positive about Spencer too. Oh, I know. He got himself a sweet snow-shoveling gig. A neighbour offered him a tidy sum to keep their walk clear all winter. Guess who’s praying for below-normal snowfalls this year? Well, probably everyone, but some are praying harder than others.
|That's Chloe in the middle (top)|
We were somehow able to find time to get a tree and decorate it. Inspired by Kristin, I'm using a fraction of my decorations this year and paring things down. Like everyone else, I'm trying to finish Christmas shopping, send out Christmas cards, do some baking and a million other things between all the regular stuff. I have high hopes for relaxing next week.
This post was supposed to be the next trip update, but I've run out of time. I will finish it one day!