Ready, Set, Go…

Here’s a summary of my last week… time flies when you are on holidays!  Let’s backtrack to talk about my birthday which turned out to be an awesome day.  Thanks for all the well wishes!  I woke up early and went shopping with Kat at my fav store downtown Toronto.  I ended up getting lots of sales/deals…and some fancy new clothes…then packed up my car and headed up to my mum’s in Lindsay.  We went out for dinner at a Greek place…so yummy!

Last Friday my friend, Emily was in the ‘hood and she stopped by my mum’s house.  It was so good to catch up!  We ended up decorating my mum’s tree… It was nice to have someone help me out untangle the lights!  Thanks Em, for all your help…

Untangling the lights... Christmas Ornaments... Christmas Tree...

Mum loved the tree…my older bro & sis-in-law & nephews had come down to Lindsay a few weekends prior and went with mum to pick out the tree. Then they stored it on the balcony…without their help I’m not sure how I would have gotten a tree to mum’s!

On Saturday, I woke up and started to clean and cook!  My mum and I had my gramma and Bart…and some of my mum’s first cousin’s (and their granddaughters) over for dinner.  I served Char…and everyone loved it!  It was a lot of crazy work, but so good to see family.  I didn’t bring my camera out until the end of the evening after dessert and tea! So here are a few snaps from that evening.

Mum in the middle of a story!

(My mum’s a story teller…can you tell?)

Dinner with family...

(…but from the looks on everyone’s faces, I think they were enjoying the stories!)

...having fun crafting...

(…love, love Dollar Stores with their “fun” activities for little people!) 

It was great to see my Gramma (and Bart who’s hiding out of focus in this photos) again after the summer! My gramma is my super-star…the coolest Grams a girl could ever have.

my gramma...

I must admit…on Monday…all the hustle, bustle of visiting and seeing friends and family finally caught up with me.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved seeing everyone I saw in Toronto (and sad that I couldn’t fit in a few people…) but I was tired.  This song kind of sums up what I felt like.

So what did I do? I listened to my body, I slept in, stayed in my pjs a few days…and slept! But when I wasn’t doing that…this week I also had a chance to do a bit of Christmas baking for my mum.  First going out and getting all the ingredients and then working in mum’s kitchen.  I used recipes that were passed down amongst the women in my family…and it was neat to see that I too could make those sweet treats!

Christmas Baking...

Just have to do a few more cookies…then I’ll be ready!  (I suppose the count-down is on… only a few more days until Christmas!)

Last night the snow started to fall in Lindsay it’s starting to feel a lot more like Christmas!  I hope you have been enjoying your Christmas prep…what is something you have to do in order to make it feel like Christmas?

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4 thoughts on “Ready, Set, Go…

  1. Stephanie

    So cool! Your Grams is adorable. And I know Lindsay! I was there a few years ago camping.

    Well, I’m glad you’re enjoying your vacation. Those sweets sure look good! You’re Mom’s lucky to have a daughter like you 🙂

    Merry Christmas to you guys!!

    1. Sarah on the Road Post author

      Thanks Stephanie…Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! 🙂 It’s weird this year, because mum lives here now and not Haliburton…but I suppose change is a good thing!

  2. julie chadwick

    Great pics Sarah! Ron seems to have forgotten to shave! Great to see them too.Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.. You sure pack alot in to your southern visits!

    1. Sarah on the Road Post author

      Thanks Julie!!! 🙂 I think that’s his ‘winter-face’… It was a great Christmas… I do put a lot into my visits to the south… I’m on the move again tomorrow…for the next 2 weeks!


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