Monday, January 06, 2014

Happy New Year!

 We enjoyed a wonderful if overly snowy Christmas vacation.  I had hoped to have my folks come and visit us over the holidays but the weather refused to cooperate and brought storm after winter storm and piled us high with plenty of the white stuff!  The kids have thoroughly enjoyed it, but driving in it is a whole different matter.

On Christmas Eve we had Marko's mom and sister come and join us for supper before heading out for our church service. Afterwards we drove around town to check out all the pretty Christmas lights -- one of my favourite traditions.  Once back at home the kiddos got to open their new pajamas and head for bed.  Marko and I sat up and watched It's a Wonderful Life and wrapped gifts.  Our kiddos didn't get up until 7:30 -- their regular wake up time -- and down we went to open stockings and then have breakfast before opening presents.  It was a lovely relaxed day.  On Boxing Day we went to Grammie Peric's and auntie Linda's for supper.

Over the holidays we played the new game we got, Ticket to Ride Europe quite a bit.  The kids really enjoy it too, although we do have to alter the rules a wee bit for them.  The kids had their Christmas concert and they did a great job.  Sean even got to play a piano piece at the end of the program.  He did a great job and was very pleased.

For New Years we went to church and ordered in KFC and a dessert pizza from Famous Peppers.  After supper we had a devotion and then we played games until midnight-- even the kiddos stayed up and had a lot of fun!  We all slept in the next morning--thankfully!! :)

And with it being a new year and all, I've made some resolutions.  Just three really.  First, I plan to read my Bible every day.  I have been fairly slipshod about that lately and would like to spend more time enjoying reading  each day.  Second, I'd like to exercise on a regular basis and not just to trim the waistline but more so to live a healthier lifestyle.  And third, I'm going to write more, right here on the blog.  My plan is to post once a week on Mondays. I have my accountability partner so here's to accomplishing these goals!

 The kiddos enjoying the snow.

Christmas morning.

 This little fella just keeps getting cuter! Love him to bits!


Nelleke Plouffe said...

Happy New Year to you, too.
Your little guy has changed so much already!

Heather said...

Great pictures, Laura! I just have a quick question about your blog! My name is Heather and please email me whenever you get a free moment at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)