Another wonderful holiday season has come and gone. Full of new and old traditions. We were blessed Dec 9Th with a new member to the McGarvey family.Liam Michael Fredrick McGarvey.What a little sweetie! It's crazy to think that my brother is a daddy... and a great one at that! Kind of makes me tear up when I think about it! We got to enjoy some time with Shaun , Cat and Liam over the holidays. Our annual Christmas Tree cut down down was celebrated with my aunt and uncle, Mom and dad, Shelyn and myself. My cousin Michelle and her husband Jeff also joined in the festivities. I LOVE cutting down a fresh tree each year! The thrill of searching for that perfect(or not so perfect) tree, loading it on top of the van (or in the trailer) and the smell of it in our house. It's a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. Shelyn celebrated her 9th Birthday Dec 24th. WOW... did I say NINE????? Hard to believe! We celebrated with her friends enjoying a "spa"party at the house, then with family the week before Christmas and again on Christmas eve. Our annual tour of the local Christmas tree light displays was enjoyed by all. Although my parents were not able to make it this year, Rene's parents joined us for the tour and we saw a few familiar faces along the way!
Christmas Eve we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at my In-laws. Christmas day was celebrated at home with just the four of us int he morning then off to my parents in the afternoon. Boxing day was our traditional Lott family Christmas get together. Always an good time! I was fortunate to have some time off during the holidays. It was wonderful. We enjoyed many PJ days while relaxing around the house and playing with all of the goodies Santa brought us.
We also hosted a Christmas Open House this year. what a great turn out. It's so nice to celebrate with our friends and their families. New years was a quite one this year. We went tobogganing with two other families and enjoyed some munchies and cheering on the Canadian JR hockey team on TV.
I am so thankful for an amazing family and friends and the time we get to spend together over the holidays. Good times enjoyed by all!
Cat, Shaun and Liam
Sporting their Stirling Blues hats
Camera from Santa
Police Lego City from Santa