We spent Christmas with our family at the coast. I’m so blessed to have in-laws who I love very much, especially precious to me as I don’t have my own parents or grandparents left.
I treasure my Aunts and Uncles for they remind that life is a tapestry of weaved memories and we must be mindful to keep those memories alive or they could be lost forever. We had a visit like this with our Aunt and Uncle who live right in the city and I enjoyed finding out things about my Uncle – things I never knew! I’ve great respect for some of the jobs he did during his life. And our Aunt dotes on us, she’s the hostess with the mostest!
Of course we ate far too much as our Mom literally had buckets of candy that you had to migrate past through her Christmas-land of soft snow fluff and ornaments and candles. She’s everything Christmas with decor in every corner. Now I see my scale is telling me I’ve loaded on three extra pounds and will have to scale back. That’s alright, its easy to do at home and besides, the food is what I love about the holidays. It will be hit the gym etc in the coming days, only not today for I fear I’ve caught a cold. It just ravaged through my sister in law’s house before they came for Christmas Day so it’s not surprising that I’ve got it, could not resist a hug or two on my nieces.
And we loved having our daughter Dez home for the holidays, if only for a brief two days. She arrived at Vancouver international airport in the deep of the night (2 a.m.) via her flight home from Houston, Texas where she was on a business trip. She lives in Calgary but had her company fly her back to Vancouver to spend time with us, then she flew home out of Abbotsford airport. So SO glad to have time with her, it’s been a YEAR since we got to hug her too! We missed our daughter Melanie, but Mel lives much closer so we will be spending time with her very soon and celebrate Christmas all over again on a miniature scale.
And and and I even got to have a coffee with another friend, Cicero! She and I have been bloggie buds for a few years now and our friendship has stepped off the screen and very much into real life. We’ve bible studied together and shared life’s ups and downs. I’ve come to know and love you and the wonderful person you are. Cis has a wonderful blog – always fabulous pics of the beautiful area she lives in and her recipes might make you have to protect your keyboard from drooling!
Anyways, back at home and all settled in and able to play with the crafting supplies I was gifted with and also bought on Boxing Day sales too. I was dying to play so have tackled the latest Mojo which is like a family tradition as my sister Nina, sister in law Judy, niece Samantha and dear friend Valinda all do with me as they are able. I’ve missed it the past few weeks.
Here is my take on Mojo Monday 221
I was dying to try my new Cuttlebug which was a gift to me this year! (beeeammming!!!) I used a happy birthday embossing folder on this orange paper. I can see all sorts of possibilities – including making my very own folders, truly I’m a DIY experimental girl and I think I could do this, we will see.
Supplies: orange and blue cardstock, Designer Paper - Surprise Party www.gotmoxxie.com Cuttlebug embossing folder, Fiskars roller used to crinkle blue cardstock for cupcake base. Orange Copic marker for accent on icing.