10 Dec 2009
5 Dec 2009
Maybe it's because i have a second home at Ikea...
We do follow a few of the traditions as a family, such as Lucia Night. Because I was the oldest, while growing up it was always my role to wear the candles. (and usually only long enough to take a picture!)
We also made hundreds of the paper heart ornaments, which we were ironically taught to make by a cantonese girl.
Most of our Scandinavian traditions end with Christmas and a few recipes. (Because our family is such a mixed bag of backgrounds, we have a lot of traditions to squeeze in. Just wait, you'll see...Hanukkah is coming up soon!)
While I'm not sure I could decorate my entire house in Scandinavian style (I just don't have that kind of self control!) -I really admire a good Scandinavian Christmas.
2 Dec 2009
1 Dec 2009
30 Nov 2009
27 Nov 2009
25 Nov 2009
I want to hug them, sit on their back porch, hold their child while they tell me about their day, borrow a cup of sugar, swap recipes.
My paternal grandparents, early 40's, taken while my grandfather was on leave from the Navy. Weren't they a classy lookin' couple?
After looking at all these and thinking about it all, I can't help but want to scoop up my boys and curl up with them for a good book. Have my sisters over for tea and bake with them.
Take a long walk with my feller, hand in hand, rather than watching the next episode of *who cares what*.
Slow life down, simplify, and breathe.
18 Nov 2009
I can't believe how big you've gotten, and so quickly! It seems like just yesterday you were tiny and round with that wonderful newborn smell. I'm so blessed to be your mama.
6 Nov 2009
Zeke really liked the piccolo player. Reuben was confused as to what the role of the Major was, seeing as there was also a conductor.
Notice that Prince Charles is wearing both the British AND Canadian Remembrance Day Poppy.
21 Oct 2009
Notice that busy green trim around the top? It goes through most of the house. I can't wait to pull it down. Oh, and the carpeting and the living room. I'm counting down the days until we yank that out too! (hardwood underneath, is being covered up by what USED to be shag carpet, 20 years ago. eek!)