Thursday, November 30, 2006

Christmas is coming

So... I finally got the tree decorated. It's been up since Saturday, but took this long to get finished. Presents are almost all bought. It's time to get into the Christmas spirit.

So, thanks to Emma for this great Christmas meme!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate..... Totally hot chocolate. I REALLY do not understand the whole egg nog thing. Ummm, ewe....
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? He sets them all up by the fireplace.
3. Coloured lights on tree/house or white.... WHITE!!!! And, if it's colored, it better follow a theme... none of this "random" stuff.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope
5. When do you put your decorations out? After my birthday Nov 21. Sometimes it takes awhile though. Lights aren't up yet... too much snow - aack!
6. What is your favourite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Perogies!
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: It's sad... but I don't really have one. I really enjoyed Christmas' that we went to Saskatchewan and stayed with my Baba and Gido. I always enjoyed all the games my Baba played with me.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I totally don't remember. Maybe I just always knew.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Uhm... a gift??? Try all the gifts!!!
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Silver, white and purple, all matchy matchy.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Dread it!!!
12. Can you ice skate? Have you ever fallen on the ice? Yes, I can ice skate... though I haven't done it in AGES. Have I fallen? Probably... don't remember though, so it couldn't have been bad.
13. Do you remember your favourite gift? Uhmmm, no.
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Faith and family.
15. What is your favourite Holiday Dessert? Shortbread
16. What is your favourite holiday tradition? All the Ukranian cooking
17. What tops your tree? An angel, given to me by my Baba
18. Which do you prefer... giving or Receiving? Giving, though receiving is a tight second!
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Angels We Have Heard on High. I have no idea why.
20. Candy Canes? Mmmmm, candy canes....

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


I've been putting it off... but I can't any longer... I need to start preparing for work in January. It's daunting, but it needs to be done. I keep approaching it in spurts, thinking it will make it easier - but it doesn't. I'm completely overwhelmed at the thought of condensing my previous 60-80 hour work week into something that I can manage and still have time for Aubrie. I love my job... but let's face it... I love Aubrie a heck of a lot more.

That's why I've been sparse lately. I want to blog... I really do... but on top of it all... well... it's daunting too.

Friday, November 24, 2006

My 10 month sweetheart

I love this new pic of Aubrie, taken a few days before her 10 month "birthday". Enjoy!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

10 months!

Wow, time flies!

Aubrie is moving around a ton these days... super fast at crawling and cruising. She has started to attempt to stand on her own, but it always seems to frighten her!

She sings a LOT. Other babies her age babble a lot, but she's always singing instead! She's started copying "uh oh"... but it sounds more like "uh aaaaaaah" in a sing-song voice. And, she does it all the time - go figure! I guess it suits her sensitive personality!

She LOVES to wave, and has it down to a fine art. She has her different waves for different occasions. The "super excited" wave (whole arm moving), the "not so sure" wave (arm up, hand moving ever so slightly) and the "I have better things to do" wave (a la Queen Elizabeth). She also loves being chased and tackled.

Eating has changed a bit... she now shows clearly when she's done. She seems to prefer her own finger foods. She's now really like pasta and broccoli pieces, perogies were a HUGE hit. She's even tried some tofu chicken burgers, tofu chicken nuggets, and a variety of other tofu products. Cheese toast is a favorite - mozarella over cheddar though!

Sleeping has been challenging lately, but mostly due to the onset of ANOTHER cold. Yuck! And more teeth. She's broken the top two out now. She may be working on a few more.

She did so well with our trip to Palm Desert. I'm sure she'll be excited for the next trip in April!

Oh, and she LOVES to rip up paper, so Christmas should be a real treat!

The time is just passing too quickly :(

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I'm getting there

Promise... an update is coming soon! I've just been so bogged down with so many things (and won't bore you with all the details).

But, I'm asking a HUGE favor of all my favorite readers (you're all my favorite... cuz you keep coming back despite the fact I never seem to keep this blog up to date!!!!!). If you get the chance, can you pop over to my scrapping blog and let me know if it's working for you? I had major issues when I added flickr to my last version of the blog. So, I've simplified it and added flickr back, hoping (fingers crossed) that it's working for everyone now. Particularly anyone who had trouble with viewing the old version (Emma?).

I promise to repay you all with some REAL updates soon! ;)

Monday, November 20, 2006


Seriously people... if you have a pumpkin still sitting on your porch, it's WAY past time to throw it out. There is no time that it is at all appropriate to use rotting produce as a decoration. If I have to walk by another pumpkin with mold oozing out of it, I will not be held responsible for what I do to it! EWW people, EWW!

Friday, November 17, 2006

The switch

Ok, sorry I've been MIA again. Things are just getting so hectic with preparations for going back to work and the likes. But... don't wanna talk about that right now.

I need to post Aubrie's 10 month update, but I'll likely do that later this weekend. I'm so shocked at how fast time is flying these days.

Her sleeping has now gone ALL over the map. We're fighting the urge to start the day at 4am, and it's resulted in a totally irratic schedule. I'm a schedule girl, so it's driving me a little batty... but I guess it's to be expected!

Oh, but my main point of saying hi today is to say that I'm quite excited about this new switch of blogger over to google. My life is now totally googleified (yes, it's a word!). Email, calendar, now blogs... all on my homepage. I'm loving it. Hopefully blogger stops flaking out on me so frequently. I haven't been able to post to my other blog much, as it keeps rejecting my flickr entries. AACK! So, if you've been wondering what's up with that blog... that's what's up! I hope everything sorts out soon, and that I can get my blogs a-flowing!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Greetings from the desert!

Aubrie is having so much fun, she's not sleeping! It's been such a struggle since we got here yesterday to get her to sleep properly. Of course, the traveling took its tool... then she was over-tired and woke up VERY distraught last night. And today, just wouldn't take an afternoon nap. But, look how much fun she's having!!! So it's all worth it!

She discovered the water park and boy does she love it! The ground is made from spongy material, so it's great for crawling on. Plus, it's shaded, which is also awesome!

The weather is awesome, but could always be hotter (I love the heat!). We're hoping to get to the zoo sometime soon, and of course, some shopping!! I hope to update again soon (hopefully with more pictures!)