One of the reasons Marc and I enjoy appreciate blogging so much is purely selfish. We enjoy looking back on our lives and what we were doing last year at this time or even two years ago. Soon we will be able to look back on three years ago! My how time flies when you are having fun.
Last year on the eve of December we were here . . .
After just having spent three weeks in Zanzibar . . .
As I said, we have had our blog for almost three years now and it is so enjoyable to have a journal (with pictures!) to record our lives. Speaking of journals, I recently found this blog that could be ripped from a page of my journal in high school. It claims it is fiction but I sooooo want it to be true! (Maybe one day when I am feeling brave I will post a snippet of my journal for all to see.)
Marc and I decorated for Christmas on Friday and after 7 1/2 years (Ack!!) of marriage we finally decided to get a Christmas tree. We never get a real tree because we always go home to Alberta for Christmas but this year I decided it twas time to deck the halls (or living room) with a tree. (If you can call an artificial tree a tree.)
We (read I) had a great time putting up the ornaments on our new purchase. I had taken my Christmas ornaments from my mom's house about 6 years ago but since we had no tree to decorate had not taken them out. It was so fun to go through my childhood ornaments and think of all the memories.
We also put on our gas fireplace on for the first time in almost two years to the day. Marc's parents and Shareen and Craig were visiting in November 2006 and this picture was taken after one of Craig's basketball games. Oh what a funny picture!! I especially love S and C's great pose, not paying any attention to the weird goings on beside them.
After decorating the tree, I made eggnog cream puffs for dessert which were so easy and tasty and we inhaled them in front of the fire after dinner. (I think I had about 4 and Marc about 12.) ;) Cream puffs reminded me of when I made them in Kapsowar. Making them with no electricity at a high altitude was much more difficult than making them in Chilliwack.
Kapsowarian cream puffs. . .
A Chilliwackean in the process of making cream puffs . . .
The living room and tree in progress . .
The finished product . . .
Hope you all had a great last weekend in November and happy December to all and to all a good night!