Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday season madness...

Time is just flying by - can't believe Christmas is a week today! We've had a busy week, hence my relative absence in the blogosphere.

Last Friday I worked at the library, then that evening we headed up to Secret Cove for Sean's office Christmas party - here's a pic of us having a good time:

From November December 2008


On Saturday afternoon we tromped into the woods to find a Christmas tree. We'd seen a few on our walks over the last few weeks and finally settled on one, so Sean demonstrated his lumberjack skills:

From November December 2008


and carried it home:

From November December 2008


We took a brief detour during a grocery run to Gibsons on Sunday to visit Georgia Beach - Sean had forgotten about it, so I've never been there before. It's GORGEOUS:

From November December 2008


From November December 2008


When we arrived home, we went out on the deck and decorated our little tree:

From November December 2008


After losing several really nice decorations last year, we went with some very simple plastic "dingle balls" (as Sean calls them) + lights:

From November December 2008


Monday I was at work all day and Tuesday Sean and I worked on Christmas cards after taking a walk in the crisp winter air. When I woke Wednesday morning, the first thing I saw snow falling, lots of snow! What a lovely thing to see the week before Christmas and makes me happy yet again that we chose a house design that allows me to see outside as soon as I open my eyes.

It snowed all day:

From November December 2008


and covered our tree:

From November December 2008


When Sean got home from work (he's now back working the early morning shift), we walked down to see how our little pond is freezing - it's doing well. Sean cleared some snow off - he hopes to skate on the weekend!!

From November December 2008


Here's another shot of our winter wonderland:

From November December 2008


and Sean heading back to the house with his snow-clearing broom:

From November December 2008


The snow was so gorgeous, we decided to walk to the postbox - here's the view along the way:

From November December 2008


After dark, we went outside to see how the house looks with the Christmas lights on:

From November December 2008


And finally, here's what the tree looked like once the snow stopped falling:

From November December 2008


Today was spent doing yet more Christmas shopping - I'm ALMOST done now. Yay!! And so far I've done it all without leaving the Coast. This weekend we'll be busy with our Wigilia prep as I'm working Monday and Tuesday next week. Fortunately almost everything can be prepared beforehand.

I'm also trying to knit the last of my gifts as I have the chance! So my hands are rarely still.

How about you - how is your holiday prep going?

Teresa

Currently Reading: The Learning Curve by Melissa Nathan
Also Reading: Second Chance by Jane Green
Link of the Day: Will Write for Chocolate

8 comments:

Rene said...

Love your pictures. I'm so glad you are getting a white Christmas...so I don't have to.

Melissa Marsh said...

Great photos! I'm all done with my Christmas shopping - just have a few more things to wrap.

Tess said...

Rene - you have to visit snow at least once *g*. It's really not so bad!

Melissa - glad you liked the photos. I have to wrap too and hope to finish off the last of the shopping over the next couple of days.

Doubtful Muse said...

Terrific photos! Stay warm and have a Merry Christmas!

Tess said...

Thanks, DM - hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas too :)

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Wow, Teresa, gorgeous! Reminds me of the cottage where I grew up (well, until I was 7, anyway). I miss skating on the pond.

All's done for me but the delivery and the wrapping. Yay. LOL

Merry Christmas!

Laura Byrne Paquet said...

Beautiful pictures, Teresa! Looks like you will have a lovely Christmas--yay! Snow is pelting down here.

Tess said...

Natalie - Merry Christmas to you too! Glad you enjoyed the pics :)

Laura - yep, looks like a White Christmas here. Hope y'all don't get buried back there!!