The past week or so has all been a blur but here is a brief recap of the events.
I received this beautiful giveaway prize in the mail that I won from Marie's Maison.
It is a ceramic cupcake that holds a pot scrubber! Adorable! Love it! Thanks Marie.
My colleagues decided to hold our office Christmas Party in-house this year as opposed to going to a restaurant.
My good blogging buddy, Lisa, from Serendipity Chic Decor lost her blog, somehow, in Cyberspace. She was distraught, as you can well imagine, after all the hard work she put into her blog. I'm certain a lot of you already know of Lisa, she made my beautiful Winter sign.
Within a week she had a new blog up and running so please go take a look at her new blog. Lisa is a makeover guru and design diva whose blog is always a delight to visit. You can find Lisa and all her great makeovers and projects HERE at her new blog, Serendipity Chic Design!
Although we didn't host Christmas dinner at our house this year, I still baked up a storm. I always take the desserts to whichever family member is hosting Christmas. I made shortbread cookies, peppermint meltaways, carrot cake, maple syrup tarts, two different flavours of fudge, peanut butter cookies, molasses cookies, 7-layer bars and raspberry squares.
My Dad was released from the hospital on the 23rd of December. The hospital sent as many patients as possible home for the holidays. With assistance, he was able to attend Christmas dinner.
Food, fun & family was plentiful!
Boxing Day was when our guests arrived. Hubs has four adult children who came to spend a few days with us. We visited Hub's Mother's house in the morning for brunch and then back to our place for dinner & gifts. We also spent an afternoon at the movies and held our first ever bowling tournament.
Up for grabs .... my vintage wooden bowling pin!
And no, it didn't come home with us! Darn it ... maybe next time!
So, in summary, the past week or so has been spent cooking, cleaning, eating, baking, driving, laughing, dog walking, bowling, smiling, doing TONS of laundry, visiting and all related activities associated with the holidays!
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas 2010!
Cheers - Lisa