Sunday, December 10, 2006

fa la la la la

lala la la. It's here. Not sure if it was the....

cold weather
burl ives in rudolph the red nose reindeer
gracie's santa pjs
hearing Paul McCartney's "simply having a wonderful Christmas time..."
gingerbread lattes
8 foot Christmas tree on our porch

Or it could have been all the Christmas cocktails I had last night. (Gracie's party isn't really the only party - but definitely the most n.b.) Whatever it was I am finally in the Christmas spirit. And it feels good. That and the fact that I'm not hung over. The Christmas elves must be smiling on me.

Time to trim the tree......

Friday, December 08, 2006

deck the halls

Not too long ago December was all about Christmas parties. Office parties, the staff party at our local pub, get togethers with friends...but this year there is only one party on my calendar. The most important party. Gracie's turning one and we're going all out.

I've created the most adorable invitations, ordered a fabulous cake, planned the menu and the loot bags, I'm even making "g"gingerbread cookies. I've been in serious prep mode for the last week and next week will be jammed packed getting all the little details ready for the big day. I love this stuff. It also keeps my mind off the fact that my mat leave is quickly coming to an end and the fact that my baby is well not quite a baby anymore.

Now I know what you are thinking...she's only one. She won't remember a thing. There will be plenty of time for parties when she's older. I realize all this. But we like to entertain, and this party is for us, all of us. Celebrating becoming a family and how much our lives have changed over the past year.

And on that note it's back to party planning....

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

a few hours

Last night was date night. I was hoping for dinner and a movie, but we ran out of time. My husband's schedule is crazy and well there are only so many hours in an evening!

It was about a two and a half hour escape, but well worth it. Casino Royale. I am a big Bond fan and the latest version did not disappoint. The blonde Bond is sexy. And Audioslave singing the theme perfect. Ahhh two of my crushes, Chris Cornell and Daniel Craig. I love them.....

But not more than my two new favourite girls Anna and Hannah. We have babysitters!! One of my good friends taught these girls and suggested I try them out. They are fantastic. Smart, cool, reliable and my daughter loves them.

I might actually have a bit of a social life this month after all.