Christmas full of food, fun

As always, we plan and prepare much longer than it takes our special day to come and go!
Here’s hoping everyone enjoyed themselves and got a belly full—the problem seems to be that our bellies continually get full!
I overdid it on Christmas Eve so I had to take it easier the rest of the meals. I think the worst part is starving yourself all day because you are waiting up for your big supper—but then you over eat and feel like you will never be able to move again!
Once again, I was spoiled with many gifts and I was under the impression we were supposed to be cutting back on our gifts but it sure didn’t seem like it.
Last year, we vowed not to put the new gifts together on Christmas day so we are just going to tackle putting together my new fireplace/entertainment centre. That is usually good for a few frustrating moments!
Lil Rox is scared of fire so we will see how long it takes her to overcome it—she shied away for the T.V. when I had it on the fireplace channel!
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Maddie and Marlee were absolutely fun this year—they seem to be at the perfect age.
They loved all their gifts and were so excited that it made it much more enjoyable. As everyone says: “Kids really make Christmas!”
We were lucky to get a chance to see lots of kids over the holidays! I had downloaded the “Santa Spy Cam” on my phone and it was a hit.
Marlee was a bit upset that I told her dad about the app because she didn’t want to be spied on at her own house.
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The Bliss family was blessed with a new Christmas Baby! Tanis and Vaughn had a baby girl early Christmas morning—it is the first grand-baby for Auntie Joanne and Uncle Ricky Bliss.
It was quite a special present and luckily, even though they are in Toronto, they were fortunate enough to have power.
I still have a few more meals and company coming but in a few short days it will be business as usual and we will be off on another jam packed year of adventures.
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I am hoping that some of you took the time to visit the Emo Cemetery on Christmas Eve!
This year the committee tried something different and went with the battery-operated candles. Wow, what a difference!
Normally, we froze our fingers off trying to get the candles lit—lighters, bbq starters, matches or propane torches all proved to be a problem in the cold, windy, winter nights!
It is expected that the battery candles will last nearly a week in this cold weather and we will gather them and use them again next year.
As always, we owe Lyle a huge “thank you” for making us our beautiful ice! Again, it makes me proud to live in such a great community.
Any proceeds from this event are turned over to the Cemetery Committee so not only is it a beautiful tribute but it continues to help keep the place nice throughout the entire year.
Thanks to the same crew that comes out every year and sets up the beautiful display.
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I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!
Here’s hoping that 2014 will be a great year—successful calving, perfect amount of moisture for pasture and hay, high yielding crops, lots of sunshine and health and friendship.
Thanks to everyone for being a part of my life! Looking forward to a great year ahead.