Monday, January 7, 2008

First Post of the Year!

And so, another year has bit the dust! Doesn't it seem that the older we get, the faster time passes? I can't believe it's 2008 already, it seems we just celebrated the millenium...
Today, the kids are back to school after an enjoyable 2 week break, so as I am on hold with OHIP (15 minutes and counting...) I thought I would ramble on here for a while..

It was nice to have an extra few days off after the New Year to recuperate, undecorate the house and just relax, but I think everyone will be glad for things to get back to normal routine again!

We didn't do too much special over the holidays. Tim and Deanna ended up with a stomach bug that kept me up doing laundry for a couple of nights, but thankfully it didn't go through the whole family! Unfortunately, it meant we had to miss out on our Harsevoort Sinterklaas, which was too bad. I did take the "healthy" kids skating at the arena around the corner (thanks to Tim Hortons free skate!) which was fun. It had been years since I had worn my skates, but I still remembered how to do it! Good thing too, as I had to hold onto both Allison and Amanda! New Years Eve was spent at home with friends, it was a lot of fun. A last minute kind of party, those are always great! J & H brought their fondue and gourmetten that they had planned to do at home (before their intended guests got sick!). The kids had fun cooking with oil after midnight! Deanna was so excited to see the ball drop (on TV) she could hardly keep her feet on the ground!
A few pictures (cuz a post without pictures is boring):
Fondue - yum!
Watching a movie (Natalie was supposed to be in bed...)
She stayed up til 1:00 a.m.! You can see she is getting a little tired here.
So, here's hoping we all have a happy, healthy and blessed 2008!

3 comments:

Stuart said...

Yeah... Happy New Year.

Sherri and Callum and I stayed home and did nothing as well. I had just bought the Civilization Chronicles set, and played Civ I all night, Sherri played around with pictures and watched some TV. I ended up sick at 1:00 (and was over it by the time I woke up later), and Sherri was sick all day afterwards. Fun fun. Good think Callum didn't catch it.

We missed you at the Sinter Klass, although it was quieter this way.

Thea said...

Happy New Year to you and yours too...here's to another successful blogging year!!

Marg said...

Wishing you and your family a blessed 2008! Good to hear you could have a good time despite these nasty bugs that tend to come around at inopportune moments!! I'll hopefully get my blog updated shortly...but we had a great 2 week holiday!!
Look forward to staying in touch in this year ahead!!