Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Kick in the ass from MP

MP has kindly made comment that I have not made a post in a few months. She is interested in an update, Christmas holiday events, pictures...
So the guilt has got to me and here I am.

My business was crazy over the December months and I was basically baking up until Christmas eve if you can imagine. I did however make some decent money which came in handy when I had to replace all four tires, get a brake job and an oil change :O(

One of my orders.
Our Christmas was quiet but busy. We did a lot of visiting and dinners with family and friends which I love and it helped that I started my 3 week vacation on the 19th! Our friends Linda and Rob opened up their home to us for a joyful night of emotional eating and drinking, which I was in desperate need of. We had a great time as always and so did baby girl...she loves Linda's girls.

We were to have Christmas eve with Mark's parents, but Mark's grand father took a turn for the worst and in turn his parents went out to Quebec to be with them. So there we were Christmas eve all by ourselves. It was delightful and our first Christmas Eve together as a family in 12 years. We started off in the late afternoon making pumpkin pies together for Christmas Day dinner. Then we put on the always classy, yet traditional Christmas log DVD and opened our gifts to each other in front of the tree. Baby girl had an absolute blast as she handed out each gift with a little, "Merry Quismas Mama/Daddy. After Iris was up in bed with sugar plums dancing in her head, we order the most delicious Chinese food and had a nice dinner together while we watched the Christmas Vacation. I piss my pants at that movie every time!

Making pies with mom and dad

One of the pies and the Log DVD

The next morning to our surprise Santa had come and left Iris an abundant of toys. Her favourite being the little tykes kitchen...big hit. We spent some time exploring the new winfall and then later headed over to my parents for more gift opening and eating! All in all a great Christmas.

The new kitchen and a little thumb suck.
On December 29th we went out with Mark's aunt, uncle, cousin and Bob (lol) for a dinner and "show" at Mysteriously Yours. It is basically a murder mystery night with dinner. We had a great time.

Iris and her best friend Molly the Dolly

Cold snowy day.

New Years we spent at my brothers home along with my parents and sister. We had a great time and I found out that I am going to be an aunt again! Baby #3 is baking as we speak.

Baby #2 and Iris

Unfortunately Mark's grand father passed away on Jan. 9th from renal failure. Although a great sadness and loss for our family, he did have a great long life and is no longer confined to a hospital bed. Mark's Memere has come down to stay for a few months. It is a nice treat to have her here. She is enjoying the time she is able to spend with Iris and is getting some much needed rest.

Other wise all is good and I will try not to leave my blog abandoned.


Aimee said...

Those were some tasty treats!!

Glad your holiday was good overall.

And hope you're serious about not abandoning your blog. I already had to deal with abandonment from your hubby, and I don't think I could deal with another blog loss.


Anonymous said...

I so loved the treats....will be looking for Diabetic yummies for next year or it may be a really sad holiday time for everyone!!!
Consider this lots of notice....LOL!
Thanks for blogging again it makes me happy!

MP said...

I know you hear this all the time but Iris is BEAUTIFUL...she is just breathtaking..I want to reach through the computer and give her a smushy hug and kis!! I'm sorry to hear about your grandfatherinlaw.. :-( Belive it or not I never knew either of mine, the had passed away before I was born. Grandpa's are a really cool thing too.
Sound like a GREAT holiday though considering! Love the pics and I understand the abandonment..but you can't leave us in the lurch that long again.

MP said...

OK..NOW I tagged you for a meme....I'm doing what I can to keep you blogging!!

slouching mom said...

Thanks for updating us. That first picture of Iris is adorable!

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's grandfather.

Colleen said...

Hugs to you during your time of loss. I'm no stranger to loss this early 2008, as you already know!!!

Glad to hear your holidays were wonderful otherwise...and it was great to see you, Mark, and baby girl at Linda's. Hope it won't be an entire year before we see you again!!!