Christmas memories 2008…

Have i mentioned i absolutely love, love, LOVE Christmas? 

It’s my favourite time of year!

This year's xmas tree (post-gift opening) -

This year's xmas tree (post-gift opening) - My son and I made that star from a pizza box, tissue paper, glitter and gold paint when he was 5.

  The turkey turned out fantastic (i slightly burned last year’s)!

I only really care about the stuffing... YUM!!

Honestly? I only really care about the stuffing... YUM!!

And this Christmas kisses moment was completely priceless – wish i’d gotten it on video…
The Teenager trapped and looking desperately for help...

The Teenager trapped and looking desperately for help...

...no help was forthcoming of course.  This pic is blurry cuz i was laughing so hard

...no help was forthcoming of course. This pic is blurry cuz i was laughing so hard

 …I managed one last picture before we all collapsed laughing!

We could barely tell which screams were coming from the girls vs the Teenager!

We could barely tell which screams were coming from the girls vs the Teenager!

Hard to believe these little innocents (3 and 5) could send a swaggering 6′ Teenager screaming and scrambling for cover under the tree!

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Brio wooden train track we bought when the Teenager was about 4. Best toy investment EVER! It's pulled out whenever kids under 8 come over...

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Holiday Season!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season…

… and my very best wishes go out to you, your family and friends.  Have a wonderful day!

xmas dove

sincerely, 

Evelyn & family,

ShebaMakeda Glass Art

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Another Hallowe’en come and gone…

I always feel a little pensive on November 1st. 

It means the year is almost over and any remaining projects on my To Do list for this year most likely won’t be done. 

It means I now really have to put away the cute shoes, drag out the boots and socks and stop dreaming about an extended indian summer.

It means instead of kicking my way through huge piles of crisp, brightly coloured leaves, i’ll soon feel the tight crunch of that first snowfall under my feet and see the clouds of my breath leading each step.

It means i have another birthday around the corner – who knows, maybe this year i’ll finally feel grown-up?

It means Christmas (my favourite holiday) is just a few weeks away and I can look forward to several days of aromatic cooking, raucous laughter, steamy windows and the warmth and company of good friends and family.

And it means i better remember to vacuum the filter this time before i turn on the furnace.