23 December 2012


We chopped our tree down last weekend at Stoney Ridge Farms, just outside of Lynden-proper. 
We got there right at 9am to avoid the mad crush of fellow tree hunters we experienced the year before. 
It worked.  We were the only visitors there. It was us and the wilds of a perfectly manicured tree farm. I guess most families don't wait until the week before Christmas to get a tree.  Ha!  All I gotta say is that all the pine needles are still on our tree.  WIN!

The next step was getting Aurora's photo for the annual Christmas card.  It went great!  As long as she was holding Loren's calculator the mood stayed calm.  The moment I tried to take it away, or exchange it for a pretty Christmas ornament, book, ANYTHING, she had a meltdown.  Loren thought it was great. Proof of a budding scientist, right? :)

May your family know the JOY of Christmas and Calculation
I hope you each have a blessed Christmas!  

Silent night! Holy night!  
All is calm all is bright  
Round yon virgin mother and child  
Holy infant so tender and mild  
Sleep in heavenly peace!  
Sleep in heavenly peace!
Silent night! Holy night!  
Shepherds quake at the sight  
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah  
Christ the Saviour is born!  
Christ the Saviour is born!
Silent night! Holy night!  
Son of God love's pure light  
Radiant beams from thy holy face  
With the dawn of redeeming grace,  
Jesus, Lord at thy birth,  
Jesus, Lord at thy birth.

15 December 2012

December Dailies

I have committed to doing the December Daily this year.  I received a beautiful album from Christina Clouse, and to NOT use it would be wrong!  The photos are all printed up to today, and I just need to get them into the album.  Here are some of the highlight photos from the last two weeks!

December One: Went to Urban Craft Uprising with some fun friends!

December Three: Hanging with my Love!

December Six: Loren and I went up to New West in Vancouver to support a friend at a comedy gig

December Seven: Aurora being cute on our way to Lacey, WA

December Eleven: Getting some Christmas decorating done!