Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Christmas holidays

A belated Christmas post as I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things. We had two weeks off with the kids (I used some vacation days), which was nice. I won't lie, there was lots of fighting and pestering between the kids, but it was nice to spend the time with them.

Before Christmas, my mom flew in to spend time with us until the 27th. We managed to do quite a bit! Trips to candy cane lane, see the zoo lights, sledding,  and Canmore. 

We had a quiet Christmas Day- the kids opened gifts and then we had breakfast- I made the best cinnamon buns from scratch and they were so good! I went for a run in the afternoon, and then Brian made a delicious rib dinner. 

After my mom left, Brian's parents came for a visit for a night before heading south for a couple months. We had dinner with Alison, Justin and kids one night, which was delicious. Otherwise, we had a quiet couple of days before returning to work. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

This and that

I haven't posted in a while, so I thought I would share bits of our life that have been going on. 

A couple weekends ago, we took the kids to see Santa. We had to wait about 30 minutes, but there is a playground close by so the kids didn't mind. No tears this year- Gabe's serious face cracked me up!

I decided to challenge myself, and committed to the December run streak (run 1 mile each day). That's meant lots of runs with Harley even when it's cold out!

On the weekend, we took the kids down into the coulee behind our house. It's so beautiful down there! Someone decorated a random tree, so we went to find that. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Birthday celebrations, Moose Mountain, family time

We woke up to a very cold (-10C) and snowy Monday morning. Not the best way to start a week, but the kids were in good moods this morning so no complaining there! We had a great weekend- let's see what we did.

Friday started with a beautiful sunrise!

Saturday was my birthday, and I got to spend the morning going for a run/hike with some friends. We decided to try going up Moose Mountain as most of us had never done it (and it was closed all summer). On our drive out there, we saw a deer, a moose, and lots of wild horses! For the run/hike, we were aiming for the fire look out on top of Moose Mountain, but the wind was crazy! We decided to turn around about 5kms in, but it was still beautiful and fun. In the evening, Brian and I went out for dinner to Flores & Pine, which opened up near us. It is a beautiful restaurant, and the food was delicious. 

We had a slow morning on Sunday as it was chilly out. I did lots of cleaning, etc around the house. We decided to bundle the kids up and went to Nose Hill to walk/throw the ball for Harley. 

We ended the day with cake and singing with the kids. A great way to end a wonderful birthday weekend!


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