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Merry Christmas

Christmas brings family and friends together; it helps us appreciate the love in our lives we can often take for granted. May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with many blessings.

Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best this wonderful holiday has to offer. May this incredible time of giving and spending time with family bring you joy that lasts throughout the year.

luv, Sarah

Christmas Happenings…

Christmas Day was a fabulous day! It was so fun being with my family this year..after spending last year with my Northern Family in Nunavut.  Merry Christmas_2014008

My nephews did the big job of delivering the presents to everyone.  We decided to deliver all the gifts to everyone, then go from youngest to oldest opening one present at a time.  It was a great way to do the gift opening…but did take a bit more time than we thought! Merry Christmas_2014011 Merry Christmas_2014017

I can’t believe how BIG my nephews have gotten…at 8 1/2 and 6 1/2…they aren’t little babies/ little kids anymore–when did they grow up!? Merry Christmas_2014025 Merry Christmas_2014041

There were a few awesome surprises that were opened!  Some were ‘gag’ gifts…and others were just really cool and thoughtful gifts. (I *might* have gifted a HUGE metal star to John and Kat…because they just ‘love’ them, and think that every house in Lindsay needs one.  There were discussions that said Blue Metal Star would have to rotate around the family…having a minimum of a 3month stay at each family members house before it is ‘re-gifted’!) Ahhhh i love starting new fun family traditions!
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Santa brought everyone PJs…matching ones for my sis-in-laws and I! Merry Christmas_2014043

Another really cool gift was a ’12 days of Christmas’ gift…with 24 different Christmas movies (one kid & one adult movie for each day)…to enjoy as a family over the next days of the Christmas season.

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After the presents were opened there was some serious lego building…and looking at the Photo Books I made for Mum and John & Kat of our trips we did together this year. Merry Christmas_2014054

I have a love-hate relationship with my mum’s kitchen…it’s just so small, limited work surfaces… I stuffed the turkey and got it in the my kitchen duty was early, and it was just me in there.  Then Jamie & Dana and John and sometimes my mum… joined in for doing the sides!  There was some serious fun going on in there—but also some seriously awesome cooking… but I haven’t heard my brothers laughing like that in years, kind of fun.  I returned to the kitchen on dish duty with Kat!
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Yes, this is my crazy family…but love them to bits, even though sometimes we have differences of opinions…I wouldn’t trade anyone for another in this crazy bunch! Merry Christmas_2014059
I was introduced to a new grace at dinner…but really didn’t feel like putting up my ‘shark’ fin. Merry Christmas_2014062 Merry Christmas_2014064

I’ve always said I’m not a dog person at all. But I do love other peoples dogs (just don’t think I’ll ever get one of my own..) Gus is John and Kat’s baby… and was dressed up in a new Christmas sweater when he arrived! So cute.
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Yesterday, my mum and I went to my Gramma and Bart’s house to bring them some Christmas gifts from our family.  (They spent Christmas day with my Aunt and Uncle!) It was great visiting with them…and catching up!  I didn’t take many photos…but have these of the gift John and Kat gave to them, it’s a pretty cool photo collage!
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So that wraps up my Christmas happenings with my family…other than sleeping in and watching Christmas movies…all in all it’s been a fabulous Christmas!  I hope you all have had a fabulous time surrounded by those you love…doing the things you love to do.

Merry Christmas!

May you have
the spirit of Christmas
which is Peace,
the gladness of Christmas
which is Hope,
and the Heart of Christmas
which is Love.

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Everything’s set at my mum’s house…just waiting for the rest of the family to join, then it will be present craziness for awhile!

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Love, joy and peace are the ingredients for a wonderful Christmas.
Hope you find them all this Christmas.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
Luv,  Sarah

Christmas Happenings…

Wow it’s been a crazy fun week filled with heaps of events and fun!  I started off my Christmas celebrations with a Christmas pot-luck at my neighbour’s house Christmas Eve.  The Turkey with all the trimmings was amazing… my neighbour is an incredible cook! It was a great night with lots of great conversations with friends.   Christmas Eve PotLuckOn Christmas morning I opened up all my packages my family had sent up… wow, I am so blessed!  My family knew what to send the girl living in the arctic: chocolate, books & cherry nib liquorice sticks!  (all my favs…plus a few other things thrown into the mix!) Thank you all so much for sending me up a little something to open up!
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My little tree surrounded by my Christmas gifts… Christmas Morning Blessings 7

I opened up my FMS Gift Exchange gift…. WOW thank you Laura so much!!! Everything was amazing… Loved seeing the photos of the cottage where you live. The Clay pot that your boyfriend made…and camera stamp & pad where all so thoughtful and awesome gifts!!

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For Christmas Dinner I had a few of the nurses in town over…I made roast lamb with all the trimmings!  (…first time I made a roast and it totally turned out awesome!) Another person brought ham as well…so it was such a full and good meal with friends!

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On Boxing Day I was hit with a migraine…I know I need to take my meds to stop the craziness but missed the window…so was pretty much out for the day!  (but it was a good rest…just wished my head didn’t hurt so that was the reason that I had to stay in bed!)

Friday I headed off to work for the day…and then after work to the Gym at the high school to participate in some of the games! It was great fun with friends… I sat with my friend Eeta and her family!

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One of the best activities ever…these ladies had 10mins to create their partners into a Santa…using just gift wrap & tinsel garland and had to share tape!  Christmas Games-

I couldn’t believe how awesome these “Santas” turned out! Christmas Games

Most of the night was spend chilling with friends…but I did manage to do the Number Dance…but wasn’t the last one standing!  Christmas GamesOn Saturday I had my friend & quilt mentor come over… she’s going on holidays in January.  Our plan was to put together on block for my quilt, this was so I knew what to expect and could do the process again 19 times.

1st quilt block 1Lesson I learned that day… that even a 1/8 of an inch difference in a seam can make a HUGE difference when you are trying to make a 6 inch square block to start!  I got a wee bit frustrated at one time…because the middle square wasn’t square at all.  I might have even said this will be my first and last quilt…but in the end it all turned out.

1st quilt block 2I decided to hang it here above my sink…because it makes me so happy to look at it! I’m pretty excited for what my quilt will finally look like…. only 19 more blocks to go.  (Once I finish sewing all the strips!)

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