Tag Archives: xmas

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Getting Ready For The Holiday Concert (December 2012)

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – New Years Eve Countdown, Iberostar Varadero (December 31, 2015)

Hard to believe that just over a year ago, we were celebrating New Year’s Eve in Cuba!

Our Christmas Timeline

November 11 – Remembrance Day in Canada is Singles Day (aka 11/11) in China so we usually buy a few things direct from sites like AliExpress on what is China’s equivalent of Black Friday to get our Christmas shopping started. November 12 – Remembrance Day is over so I can officially start getting into the Christmas […]

Music Monday – “An old man said to me, won’t see another one/And then he sang a song, The rare old mountain dew/I turned my face away/And dreamed about you”

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about getting older, life, and mortality the past year in a variety of ways – from unexpected illness (Gord Downie) and death (Prince, David Bowie) of relatively young celebrities to the death of my Aunt Verna who is my first aunt or uncle to die out of my […]

Music Monday – “Little sister brought her new boyfriend/He was a Mexican/We didn’t know what to think of him until he sang/Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad”

Still a couple days until it’s officially December but what the hey – time for some Christmas music! “Merry Christmas from the Family” – Robert Earl Keene

Merry Christmas!

One of the best Christmases I can remember – great gifts, great food, great moments, great family plus in two days, we’re off to Cuba! Enjoying Christmas supper… Sasha got cool sunglasses for the beach and a new hoodie from Grandpa and Grandma… She also loved her princess dress-up outfit…   Pace had a parkour […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Our Xmas Baby Reveal (Dec 24, 2012)

Music Monday – “He told his niece/’It’s Christmas Eve, I know our life is not your style,’/She said, ‘Christmas is like solstice/And we miss you and it’s been awhile'”

Happy Solstice! What a perfect song for today’s Music Monday post as this song compares and contrasts traditional Christian holiday celebrations with those who are not… “Christians and the Pagans” – Dar Williams

One Week From Today…

…we will be here:

Saturday Snap – Pace’s School Winter Concert

They’re not allowed to say “Christmas” but this year, his grade sang a recognizable Christmas song (“Let It Snow”) [Edit: oh, that’s funny.  I looked back at my post from three years ago about Pace’s first school concert and what song did I suggest would be a good, non-offensive choice but still “Christmasy”?  Someone from […]