Another Christmas Come and Gone

Thursday 27 December 2012

Well, Christmas has come and gone for another year.

We had round 1 of the holiday with Joe's family in Alberta before taking off to Saskatchewan to spend Christmas day with my family.  As the temperatures plunged below -30 degrees Celsius, we took refuge inside with drinks, games and far too many Christmas treats.  This year, my niece is 3 years old and she's brought a whole new life to the holidays.  We left out lunch for Santa, woke up relatively early on Christmas morning not even begrudgingly, watched as she ripped through stockings and gifts with fervour and had so many toys and activities to play with after all was said and done.

With the temperatures warming slightly, we're going to start braving the cold and venturing out.  The holiday visits have started with company popping over pretty regularly and we're finally running low on turkey leftovers.
Our new niece, Gabby
My brother, Corbin, Joe and my brother-in-law, Kyle on Christmas Eve 

 A stocking as big as Kyptin!

Someone is pretty excited about Canadian beer in his stocking! (Steamwhistle if you are curious.)

A Cinderella dress from Auntie & Uncle

We'll be spending the rest of the week with my family before jetting off to Washington state for New Years Eve and finally, Vancouver to visit friends of mine before returning to Norway.

I hope you all have had a happy holiday whether you've been celebrating with family or abroad starting new traditions!


  1. That stocking is no joke! Merry Christmas!

  2. Being home for the Holidays is a catch 22. You so enjoy seeing everyone, but are exhausted from the running of place to place! Try to get some rest and enjoy the rest of your time at 'home"!

  3. She is so beautiful! Glad you had a good Christmas :)

  4. Love that Cinderella dress! Christmas with the family when you live overseas is very special! Glad to hear yours went so well and enjoy the rest of your travels! I'm off to London now for NYE and to live for the year. Safe travels!

  5. Your nieces are too cute!! Happy to hear that you had a merry christmas with all your loved ones! Now enjoy the rest of your time home before returning to Norway!! And -24 degree!!! Cant even imagine how this must be like!! :)

  6. So fun that you got to spend Christmas at home with family! What part of Alberta are you from? I'm also an Albertan expat!


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