Right now we're on our way back from Roatan but I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I'll be posting all about our trip soon!
December 12, 2011
I saw these photos last year around this time and I thought it was about time I shared them with you! What a fun little flat right? It just goes to show what you can do with a few items to make Christmas in your home!
December 11, 2011
November 3, 2011
I LOVE this video! Thought I'd bring you a little post holiday DIY for all those left overs! Just thing if you can do this with candy canes there's probably a million things you can do with all the other left over this and that's! Hope you're enjoying the season!
January 13, 2011
This Christmas was big for us this year. It was the first time having Christmas in our new house and Crystal and Paul were out this year which hasn't ever happened. I tried to make it every special with all the decorations, baking and food. But of course it's the memories that really do it and I think everyone had a great time. It was truly a wonderful Christmas.
I baked some Snickerdoodle cookies for Paul.
Of course Ollie gets a gift (from Nana, aka my mom). It was a rubber net ball with a bell on the inside. He loves it.
He really wanted that ham but the training is really paying off; he didn't even go for it. He sat down right away and waited. He got a little bit as his reward.
And then we lite it on fire.
This is Ollie at the end of the night. He's not one for sleeping or staying for that matter, in someone's lap so this was a big deal. He was really tiered.
Mom's big gift from Crystal. We had to pause and make sure there as enough room on the camera memory card for this moment.
January 8, 2011
I guess you would sort of consider this the Dyck Christmas, but usually I would think that would be the big gathering we have every Christmas with all of the family. I love it by the way! I know I married into the family but I feel more at home at those gatherings then I do at my own. Likely because my mom's side has gatherings maybe ones every 2 years and my dad's side isn't like it used to be and is only ones a year as well.
Anyways, this is the Dyck side! I don't have any photos of our time at Shirl's (mother-in-law) so unfortunately I can't include any of those.
It was a really good day. We had the Christmas on the 24th and did the usual: made a big turkey dinner, open presents, had lots of appetizers, deserts, watched a couple of movies and played a board game (Mad Gab to be exact). It's nice to have something to look forward to like that every year. It's not all these huge detailed traditions but I like that. Just relaxing with family is really nice.
The painting I did for Justin. For not remember his wall colours I think I did a pretty good job matching.