Merry Christmas, everybody! The family is snoozing (even my dog is snoring beside me), so I thought I'd take the time to share photos and check my subscriptions. What a beautiful Christmas day it is! The sky is blue, the sun is setting, and snowing is falling softly. I got a brand new camera from my step-dad this morning, so I took some photos of my new goodies and the family. Now I'll actually be able to record my time in France and Spain in March!
Keeper, ever the camera lover.
My step-dad, Serge, feeding Keeper nuts from his stocking.
Hugging salt and pepper shakers
A bug to hang off the screen door
A beautiful, hand carved/polished box from Ten Thousand Villages
A hand painted and blown egg
Worry-dolls, to take my stress away for a lighter New Year.
Our family portrait, a present for each of us from Serge.
My mom got me a goat for a family in a third world country in my name. I cried (what a sap.)
A belt from The Bay
My uncle, Ernst, in Edmonton always gets me the best literature.
A new waist length pea coat from Old Navy.
An Extreme Ironing Calendar
And last night, during the celebration with the Italians (there are over 30 of us now!), I snagged a gift bag (which was essentially a care package custom fit for me) of the most beautiful blue nylon and acrylic blanket, a large and colourful mug, a set of hot chocolate mixes (in tall glass bottles, with a miniature whisk!), a tree-like candle holder, and a set of six vanilla candles. So cozy!
Now I am cozied up with a good book, a good blanket, good music (The Killers' 'Sawdust,' a collection of remixes and B-sides I got Serge for Christmas), and good company (a snoozing dog). Tonight we feast, and tomorrow I head out with Emma for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Boxing Day shopping. I hope you are all enjoying your holidays as much as I am, and that you get to spend them in some regard with the people you love! I know I certainly am. It's cheesy, but for all of you I say 'may your days be merry and bright,' whether or not your Christmases are actually white.