Traditions

December 20, 2010



It's Jameson's first Christmas!

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In all the chaos of getting ready for Christmas we haven't had a chance to enjoy all the festivities our beautiful city has to offer. John and I really want to start a family tradition this year so in the next 5 days we will be searching for our annual Christmas Tradition.....

This is what we have come up with:

Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Garden  www.vandusen.org 
Christmas Train at Stanley Park http://vancouver.ca/parks/events/brightnights/
Canyon Lights www.capbridge.com

After writing the above holiday events I realized what I really want our Christmas Tradition to be:

John and I to instill a tradition of giving in Jameson by having him take a toy down to the "Toys for Tots Drive", food down to the food bank or donating to the "Empty Stocking Fund" as well as our family event.
I think this will be the perfect tradition!

And of course one of our traditions will be eating yummy treats and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows and watching A Christmas Story!!

xoxo
A

Colour your Christmas!

December 12, 2010

We finally picked up our tree this weekend and due to showings it only has lights, but because of this slow start to decorating for the season I have been able to peruse through my many decorating magazines and catch up on all my HGTV pvr'ed decorating shows.






There are so many colour options for Christmas now besides the traditional red and green (which I still love)
Here are some other top colour contenders.....now to decide which one to choose.



Pretty in Pink - go and check out Eileen's tips for decorating at www.lonnymag.com

Ice Blue and white

Crispy Green

Delicate White



TIFFANY BLUE (my fave)

Country Charm

 Happy decorating!!

xoxo
A

Photos were found at:
www.houseandhome.com, www.lonnymag.com , www.marthastewart.com


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December 10, 2010


We are HOME!!!! Puerta Vallarta was amazing. Jameson loved meeting his great grandparents and became even more of a flirt. As worried as we were about flying with Jamie it turned out to be a breeze. He fell asleep upon take off and landing. When he was awake he just flirted with the people behind or across from us. 



We stayed at the Paradise Village Resort, which is located in Nuevo Vallarta right on the ocean. It was the perfect place to stay with Jamie. There were pools, the beach, a zoo and a kids zone...even pots in the room that he could play with. We were definitely able to keep him entertained. I must say vacations are going to be different from now on. No more laying around the pool with beverages and magazines... that has now been replaced with blow-up floatation devices, baby mum mums and sunblock.



Oh and I was able to get my Riviera luggage from NOOD. I am so glad that I did, instead of the basic 2 wheel roller board suitcase it has 4 swivel wheels- it was a dream to maneuver and such a pretty bag to roll around. Now I have to convince John to let me get the smaller version for weekend getaways..

Jameson's Great Grandparents. They are both in their 90's and have been married for more than 75 years!!!! Amazing...

Now to get everything back to normal...

xoxo
A

 

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