Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays!

I'm popping in with holiday wishes from our house to yours. No papercrafting to share, although I have some fun new goodies and hope to get into the office by the weekend, but thought I'd give you a peek at what is going on around here today.

Stefan & I enjoyed a quiet coffee together this morning before the teens started to stir. Our daughter made the tree topper when she was in Kindergarten and she is a Senior this year.


Don't you love the black garbage bag wrapping on Stefan's awkwardly shaped gift ;)

This was supposed to be a light snack to tide us over until dinner but I'm not sure I will be hungry again today. My willpower takes a walk when it comes to gooey, warm Brie and crackers or Smoked Gouda and apples.

Here are my babies in the photo we sent out in our Christmas letter, which was a collection of screen shots of text conversations between us. Bella is using my phone and refused to keep her hat on this year, so ended up looking a little more scruffy than usual.

The pile of cards before being stuffed in envelopes and sent off.

And finally, I'll share one of my favorite photos of the kids from this year. Stefan has been using this as his wallpaper on his phone and I finally had him send it to me. They are in the Eye of the Wind on Grouse Mountain in Vancouver. 

This observation pod is about 200 feet off the ground on the center shaft of a windmill at the mountain peak.  Even though our niece and couple of other kids we know were working there for the summer, I skipped the trip for a walk along the seawall instead. In fact, if we could zoom in, I am probably right in front of the waterfront highrise buildings to the right on my son's shoulder.

I hope you are all enjoying some quiet family time today!

Happy holidays and thanks for stopping by,



  1. Thanks for giving us a peek into you day by sharing your photos!
    Hugs to you Jacquie!

  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jacquie. Sounds like a fantastic San Diego Christmas. How did your daughter fare at the mall? I tried to stay away from the shops, and ended up at the beach. Yay for sand in December, right?

  3. Great family photos, Jacquie, and a terrific stack of cards.


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