Monday, December 31, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Our Christmas was lovely ... we got to be with all of the kids and all of the grandkids for two days! It was a unique setting, too... Jason owns a nightclub in Victoria, and of course, it's sitting empty at Christmas, so it became our Christmas venue...
 He and Kristin went to a lot of effort to make it festive, and homey, for us all!

 Our 'bedroom' was a blow-up mattress up in a corner of the stage, and he found these divider screens so we could have privacy (which was a good thing since the whole rest of the family stays up late watching Christmas movies long after I tuck in)!

He projected a fireplace on to the front wall of his tech booth: 
 
(The cat is real, though....)  :-) 

Here's Jason looking all serious (which he isn't!

 ... and Mischa and the boys....
 Can you believe River will be 14 next week....
For some reason I didn`t get any pics of Kristin or Hailey or Michael -- or Joshua, who was with us on Christmas Day for the first time ever! -- this time around.

Apart from knitting many hats (all of which were a big hit with the recipients), I also finished the Advent scarf ....


... which will be over 8`long when it`s blocked, and about 16 inches wide.

Three days before Christmas Michael and I went to `Merry Monday`in Fulford ... there is a bonfire, all the little shops stay open late, and our famous local folk-singer Valdy leads a Christmas sing-along in the Mercantile parking lot. It was fun, but really cold so we didn`t stay long... I did, however, get to see chestnuts roasting on an open fire (well, sort of) for the first time!

Hailey came back here with us for a few days, but she left day before yesterday, and we are slowly getting back into our daily routine here.

I`d like to wish everyone in my world a wonder-full 2013!
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2 comments:

Louisa said...

What fun! Camping out in a nightclub. I love the virtual fireplace. Nice to have the whole family together for he holidays.

Your scarf turned out very lovely!

Wishing you a healthy, peaceful Happy New Year, Marilyn!

0521kt said...

Sounds like a lovely holiday.

All the best to you in 2013!