Sunday, July 5, 2009

Holiday Season 2008-2009

We spent the holidays at home this year (after our time apart) with our friends. it was quit, but full of joy and friendship!

Christmas "dinner" was at our house. We feasted on buffalo chicken dip, little pigs in a blanket, ad other appetizers! We watched Christmas movies and participated in the British tradition of Christmas crackers. You pull on either end of the wrapping and a joke and little gift pop out! The jokes were cheesy (and so were the gifts), but fun was had by all!

New Year's was spent at a friend of a friend's, but we all had a good time eating, drinking, and watching the fireworks in London over Big Ben and the Thames!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2009! Enjoy some pictures from our Christmas festivities!

The gang in the afternoon; already full from brunch.

Bailey and Melissa take a mid-afternoon nap!

Kyle and Loni

Melissa and Griffin using their Christmas cracker gifts!

Fall 2008

Our Fall began with a trip to Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre! We picked pumpkins, went to pumpkin carving demonstration, and visited the farm and all the animals!

Halloween was fairly uneventful; back in our cottage in the woods we had 3 trick-or-treaters, who were all in the same group of kids! We didn't buy any candy, but luckily we had some in our stash to hand out.

This time of year also saw the arrival of our furniture and tons of unpacking. As well as saying goodbye to our good friend Kate, who departed good ole England to be stationed in Washington D.C.

Thanksgiving was also nice, but busy. We had a big Thanksgiving dinner with friends at our house. Melissa flew back to the U.S. the following day for the weekend to attend her mother's wedding. Congratulations Mom and Greg!

All-in-all a busy time of year! Enjoy some pictures from our trip to the farm!

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