Saturday, December 20, 2008


There is snow on the ground, some of our best friends are in town-what could be more perfect than a big Christmas Party!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Abominable Snowmen

It all starts out innocent enough until two, grown men end up rolling around in the snow...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time (yesterday), in a land far away ( Canada), there was a little princess named Lily. Lily received a very special gift, a Christmas Unicorn. This was not an ordinary Unicorn... it was purple and liked to wrestle with little princesses.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Let it Snow!

It snows in Victoria three times a year (if we are lucky) and 2008 was snow free until yesterday evening. We received nearly a half foot of fresh powder overnight on our balmy, northwestern island. The entire Greater Victoria area shuts down the minute a few flakes hit the ground . Yesterday Victorians ran to the grocery stores to stock up on food so that they could hunker down for the weekend. The city has one, maybe two, snow plows for the whole area. So if you don't have a four-wheel drive vehicle you will be stuck walking or hanging out at home in your jammies for the day.

Ben gets excited when it snows and wants to run outside the minute he wakes up. So this morning we decided to bundle up baby and head across the street for breakfast. Poor little Lily did not know what hit her when we walked outside with snow flurries whipping around us. She just took everything in from the coziness of her bear snowsuit.

It is supposed to reach lows this week of -7 c. that is 19 degrees for our American readers. As I write, I can hear the wind howling against our house, swirling giant snow drifts past my window. It's during moments such as these that I am still shocked that I live in Canada. You would think that after living nearly 10 years in the land of the Canucks that the shock would wear off.

Check out the pics below for baby's first snow.

Ben and Lil in our snowy backyard.

This is the view from the shopping center across the street. Take note that I am standing in the middle of the parking lot that is still covered by a couple inches of snow. You can see our snow covered house directly behind me.

It was way too cold to stay outside for long so we went over to the Gulbrandsen Grandparents and Lily played with cousin Anders.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Busy little Elves

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Lily's Parents Have Fun Too

So it seems that I have a bit of insomnia tonight- yep the clock says 3:44am. We went to a fantastic party tonight and I suppose that my mind is still racing from the fun. I generally try to calm down before bed- watch tv, read a book. In the past checking my work email and even facebook were big no-no's because my mind would race for hours. So, it is only hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies on the couch for me tomorrow night!

Even though I am on maternity leave for a year, my employer invited us to the company Christmas Party. Kudos to my replacement- the party was super elegant yet fun at the Laurel Point Inn. It was delightful to kick back at a party that I did not have to plan!

Trying to look festive by the tree. Reminiscent of prom shots?

This is what Lily was doing today while her mom got ready to have fun. She is a big help in the kitchen. Please note the slightly orange tinge to her face which is leftover from the yams she ate for lunch. She is a crust but I love her!