Friday the kids and I ran some errands and mailed a very special letter off to Santa!
I went to yoga in the evening which was relaxing as always. Never have a bad class.
Saturday was spent preparing for some dinner guests and decorating the house for Christmas. I was starting to feel very behind since everyone seems to have their trees up and houses decorated for weeks now and we were just getting around to it. I've been listening to Christmas music for the past week but it didn't feel Christmas-y without some decorations up, despite being 90% done my Christmas shopping.
I also spent 1000 hours working on the photobooks. And I still need to send out Christmas cards. I have them... just need to sit down and write them! And Hubby needs to finish the Christmas letter.
Our friends came over for dinner. We put the kids to bed and then had a nice adult dinner (admit it- dinner with children is a gongshow, always!). Afterwards we played some games, had a few drinks and just had a great time.
The mouse also made an appearance at dinner! Yah, talk about an uninvited guest! We hadn't seen or heard anything since I saw him on Tuesday and he has to show up when we have guests- in our bottom stove drawer! Yuck!!
The guys tried to catch him but he hid somewhere. I spent the rest of the evening with my feet up!
Sunday morning I met up with my running group for a 12K Hanson Ranch run. It was more like a walk than a run because it was so icy out that it was unsafe to run for most of it. At least there was good company and it wasn't too cold out.
While I was out running, Hubby and the kids went to the store to get more mouse traps. He pulled the stove and fridge out and the mouse was back there! He ended up vacuuming up the mouse in the Shop Vac! He's dead now! (As I was writing this post, I saw another mouse! We are moving!)
When I got back from running, we headed out to go Christmas tree hunting with hubby's family. We drove towards the mountains to where we can cut down trees. We don't go to a tree farm- just an area where you are allowed to cut trees so it involves a lot of walking through snow and searching for the perfect tree. It's a lot of fun!
We had 3 perfect trees to find so it took a bit of time. Thankfully it was a nice sunny day so it was enjoyable to be outside. I wore Leo in the Ergo and Hubby wore Audrey in the hiking backpack, although she did walk a bit too.
My sister-in-law took some nice pictures with her good camera, which I am grateful for because I didn't get many good ones on my iPhone.
|This pink hat... it's Audrey's.|
Her favourite mode of transportation!
Checking out the trees
Auntie and Uncle found their perfect first tree!
Walking with Grandpa
Uncle, big and strong, carrying his tree
Hubby cutting down our perfect skinny tree! Leo and I supervised.
Hauling it from the forest
With all our trees!
After everyone carried out their trees from the forest, we had some hot chocolate and yummy banana bread while the boys strapped the trees to the roofs.
We spent the evening decorating the tree. Audrey so loved all the decorations and helping to put them on the tree. Only one casualty and thankfully not a sentimental ornament (one of those red, green and gold ones below).
Audrey attempting to put the angel on the tree- Daddy had to help.
I added some ribbon after. Still undecided... it's so hard to get it even and looking right.
A couple new ornaments
|This year's Pinterest thumbprint ornament|