Guess What We Did Today

For weeks now Quinlan has been afraid of Santa Claus. He said he did not like his moustache at all. He did not like that Santa came into the house down the chimney. He was not sure about this Santa person at all, and he seemed to want to be as bad as possible so […] . . . → Read More: Guess What We Did Today

Christmas Eve Tradition: Tourtiere

There are a few Christmas Eve traditions we have and like most traditions they have to do with food. I like to make something my mother made and our boys absolutely love, Tourtiere.  Tourtiere is a French-Canadian spiced meat pie.
Ingredients:
1.5 lbs lean ground pork
1.5 lbs lean ground beef
small diced onion
2 grated potatoes
2 diced cloves of […] . . . → Read More: Christmas Eve Tradition: Tourtiere

Santa Cheese

This morning we headed off to Oakridge to get our annual picture with Santa.  Quinlan was a little shy and to forestall the hysterics I sat with Quinlan on my lap and Santa had Aidan.  It is a little cheesy, but the more I see it, the more it grows on me.
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Getting Ready for Christmas

I know it is only the 6th of November and we have barely passed Halloween but I have been thinking about Christmas for a while.  This will be the first year that Aidan is really excited about Christmas and we will be celebrating here in Vancouver.  That is not to say that we haven’t celebrated […] . . . → Read More: Getting Ready for Christmas