Saturday, December 20, 2014

A wee bit busy.....

 I've been thinking about my poor neglected blog :( you know life is busy for me when I don't post on the blog... and a wee bit busy is an understatement!  How on earth did 5 weeks fly by without me writing a single post?  Bad me!  Well here's an update and some photos to keep you amused for a short time and I'll try to get things posted in a more timely manner again in the New Year.

We had a great visit with Katharina in November - as you can probably tell from the photos in previous posts.  After her departure I hit the ground running with preparations for the holiday season and work has ramped up quite a lot too, always happens when the year is drawing to a close, that mad rush from clients to get it all finished before December 24th!  Crazy people!

Here are few snippets and photo collages to tell you about the past 5 weeks!

Katharina left on the 13th of November.... November 14th I went to Dance House with my friends.  We saw L-E-V perform, an Israeli dance group and the piece was amazing!
During the week of Nov.16 I enjoyed two visits to Hycroft Christmas Fair!

 The week of Nov. 24 was busy with more social activities, a quick overnight visit to mum and dad's and Christopher's Birthday celebration.
The week of Dec. 1st - this was very busy!!!
On December 1st Ann & Diane and I kicked off the holiday season with a festive drink, a fun gift exchange, dinner at the Cat's Social House and then we went to see "A Twisted Christmas" a fun play at the theatre.
The VWMS had it's Christmas concert and luncheon on Dec. 3rd
Diane and I got together for a fun evening on Dec. 4th
Then DH and I went up to Whistler with Ann and Rob on Dec. 5th until Dec.7th for a really fun weekend!
Week of Dec.8th was filled with all sorts of holiday luncheons, baking, school and the annual Bitches Christmas party!

The German class went to the market, here I am with my classmate Iris!
And this past week.....
Sunday - Read my German Christmas story at the market

At the market with DH
Monday - Gift exchange with Elvino, Michael and Diane and we made nuts n' bolts!

Made Peanut Brittle with Ann Tuesday night

went for a Pedicure with Soozeeque on Wednesday afternoon


Drink with the boys at Bimini's Wednesday night after school
 
Spa night with Helen and Ann on Thursday

Got low lights done on Friday afternoon
 
 
So far that's it.... a few snipped I think are missing but that's okay.... you get the idea, life is a wee bit busy!







Thursday, November 13, 2014

10 Day Highlights

Katharina has been here for a visit and we've crammed in all sorts in such a short period of time!  10 days of touring, shopping, socializing and fun!! here are some photo highlights! I've taken loads of photos and will be busy scrapbooking her visit with us over the next few weeks!


Shopping at Victoria Secrets - such an Angel!


Stanley Park tour

English Bay Tour

Chestnut Praline Latte - the 1st of the season!

High tea and the Fairmont Vancouver


Granville Island Market

Meeting Ann
Casino fun!

Party Girls!

Getting ready to scrapbook!

Chic Shopper

Meeting Diane

Scrapbooking!

Sunny and chilly weather!

False Creek Ferry boat tour


View of the city from the mountain top!

Snow bunny!

Christmas Craft Market


Ferry trip to Vancouver Island

Meeting my parents

Just one of many lunch hour beers!

Saturday, November 01, 2014

It's been awhile....

that's because we've been very busy!

And OMG! what happened? it's November 1st already.... you know what that means - Christmas is in 7 weeks (54 days) and December is only 30 days away! Ho Ho Ho! get your Happy on! it will soon be the festive season.  Mind you, the shops have had Christmas decorations, gifts and Christmas music since after the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend in October.

I've got some craft fairs lined up already - for my local friends... go to GOT CRAFT? for a listing of other craft fairs and markets.

Circle Craft  Nov.11-16


Vancouver Christmas Market  November 22nd - December 24



Since Thanksgiving we've had family visitors from Germany :)  We had a great visit with Mausi and Reimer.  Lots of "tourist" stuff - I  played tour guide for several days and we really enjoyed having them here.




I won a "Loyality" prize with the Vancouver Whitecaps and had the amazing experience of walking out onto the pitch with the team at the start of the Oct. 25th match.  OMG! it was unreal!


So with social activities, friends, family and work - October disappeared in a blink!  Here we are at the beginning of November and I'm preparing for round 2 of the "German Invasion"  - Katharina is arriving for a visit until the 14th of November.  There goes 1/2 the month! 

And don't forget....