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December 28, 2012 at 11:35 AM 2 comments

I hope you had a very merry Christmas and you are enjoying time with your loved ones.  I have been relishing in my time off and it truly has been a special time for me.  I have been off the grid on purpose and it’s helped me to reflect on things before baby arrives. Pretty soon it’ll be back to the grindstone, but for now, I’m going to continue to be chill.

Christmas was wonderful; Graham and I spent it down in Los Gatos at his parent’s home.  The morning started off with stocking and present opening.  Graham and I gifted each other the Canon Rebel T4i and I love it!  We’ve been playing away with our new camera and I’m hoping you’ll see some picture improvement on this blog with it.

I was so happy to also get lots of new stocks in my stocking.  Santa must know how often I walk around with mismatched pairs on – it’s terrible.


Glynnis (Graham’s mom) was toasty warm with the coat we gave to her. IMG_1195

Brian (Graham’s dad) and Graham were very excited with a new Brie cheese warmer that was used promptly after unwrapping.


After gift giving, Graham went to prepare the turkey for the dinner for 18 that was happening later that evening.


While Graham prepared the turkey, I made sure our little bun in the oven kept on cooking away.


Six more weeks to go and I am feeling massive but incredibly thankful.

I helped Glynnis set the table for our Christmas dinner.  She has beautiful linens and silver that were fun to pull out and we set each place setting with Christmas crackers which is a very fun commonwealth tradition.


Soon, the guests arrived and the merriment continued with dinner and charades.  It was a late night with good food, fine wines (not to be had by me) and fantastic company.





I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and you are gearing up for a good time for New Year’s.  Today, I’ll be planning out a very last minute getaway for Graham and I for New Year’s as we just decided that this is our last trip away without worrying about a little one at home so we might as well get away while we can.

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  • 1. Lindsay R  |  December 28, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Sigh, I love this!!! Wish I had been there with you guys, but so glad you had such a fab time. Merry Christmas to you – you look gorgeous.

  • 2. Glynnis Belchers  |  December 28, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    It was a wonderful Christmas – and thank s for my beautiful coat. Did Santa slip stocks into your stocking? He must have had a very good year and you must have been very, very good! Lucky girl….


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