Oops! it has been some time without an update on the blog. Just like before, when it happens, it’s because we have been crazy busy!
I did a little design here and there, which kept me busy. The flyer for the belly-dance school’s 2011 show is done, as a matter of fact. I like how it turned out this year:
In addition to my couple projects — and the kids, and work, hehe — we had the chance to receive our families for Christmas, this year. Even if it kept us pretty busy with cleaning up the house and preparing everything during December and especially the previous week, it was an honour to receive the people we love in our house.
On the 24, we ate a scrumptious meal at the Troquet (Delta hotel’s restaurant) with my family (parents, brother, sister, partners). First course of gouda, proschiutto, maple and fruits, soup, dear medaillon for the main course and crème brûlée for dessert. Yum, yum! The kids had pogos, which they liked just as much, and were relatively well behaved throughout the long meal. Next, evening at our place, unwrapping of presents, viewing of photos and wine. Sleep at 2am, ouf!
On the 25, Frank’s family, including relatives on his father’s side, came to have dinner here. Our house is not vast, but it received everyone alright. With the help of Lucie, Frank’s mother, the meal was a success — squash soup, 3.5 kg roast beef, vegetables and cake and pie for dessert. Orly fell asleep spectacularly at the dinner table, her mouth full of pie. Xavier found a couple of partners to play board games. Finally, we ended the night with 2 games of “Ticket to Ride”.
On the 26 and 27, we continued our Christmas tradition by watching Anastasia (the Dreamworks version) and started a new tradition by walking the path at the Cap’s Stanctuary, which is filled with fairy lights for Christmas — and freeze a couple of fingers!
We still have three activities/celebrations to go on the 31st of December, and a couple of days to work until then. Afterwards, 2011 will make its grand entry, so have a great week everyone! Make the most of 2010’s last days!