Sorry to all of my colder climate friends.....and yes, I will admit....I am gloating.....just a bit.
May your heart be kept warm by loved ones around you....
Be blessed, my friends
On Christmas eve we had a quiet dinner with Jord, Linds and my Mom.....on to the candlelight service and then stopped in to visit Bob's Mom.
Christmas morning our Mainland kids came for brunch....we enjoyed watching the boys open their gifts. Paul, Shawna and the boys went on to the other side for dinner....so we had a quiet dinner with Jord, Linds and my MIL.
Our Tucker....all decked out in his Christmas finery....he actually likes to dress in his sweaters and jackets.....after all he is a REAL BOY.
Shots of Christmas Day
After our last show in Toronto, we took a short trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake for some R&R before heading home for Christmas....it was SO WONDERFUL! We stayed in a great B&B and enjoyed relaxing with our own fireplace in our room.
Note to self: Remember to aggravate Bob by balancing the camera on top of a garbage can on a windy beach so we can take a timed photo of us.
Christy came across from the Island to help at the Vancouver show. This was a first for her leaving her hubby and babe for so long...so we planned a surprise visit from Trevor....the photos above were taken right after he arrived. She was SO surprised, it was fun...but of course the first thing out of her mouth was..."Did you bring Denay?" Unfortunately, wee Denay had to stay home with Oma and Opa. (unfortunate for us - a blessing for Oma and Opa!)
The other photos are of Bob....his brand new dockers ripped right in "the area"....so he had to duct-tape them together to get himself back to the hotel. The next morning he showed up with his "alternative attire". I had to remind him that we do have a strict dress code at CC....it's so hard to find good help!
Paul, Shawna and the boys dropped by for a visit on Sunday afternoon....they didn't work this show, but the boys had some on-the-spot training.
My DIL Lindsey came to Calgary to work with us...dear friends Diane and Anna, too. My neice, Kathie always works for us in Calgary....we are blessed to have so many great workers. Diane has worked almost every show with us the last few years....she is definitely my righthand man....and we have SO MUCH fun together, too.
What a joy this wee boy is! He is chocked full of fun, mischief, and energy. You will always know when Cole is in the house! He also has a tender heart, and is always the first to raise his hands in praise and worship at church. Again, what a joy to my heart.
Shawna made an amazing barnyard cake, and we all had fresh baked, homemade cookies to take home.
With Paul and Shawna's birthdays 11 days apart, we usually celebrate them together so that T&C can come over for the party. This year was no exception....we had a great time together.