Friday, December 9, 2011

Here Comes Santa Claus....

Tonight was the Fort St. James Santa Claus parade.  It was to start at 7 pm.  So we bundled up and left the cabin, planning on catching the parade at the end of its route just up the street.  But the route was different from last year and we saw the flashing lights of the police cars go by as we walked up the driveway.  So we ran and got to the end of our driveway just in time to see Santa go by.  Luckily, Santa is at the beginning of the FSJ parade, so we didn't miss anything.  We saw the dog sledders go by and the archers, the firetrucks and the local businesses, kids dressed up as penguins and the grinch.  All the floats had lots of Christmas lights - which since it is a night parade, is really all you can see (hence no photos - last year they turned out pretty bad).

There aren't that many houses close together on our street, and I'm guessing most people were standing on the street uptown to watch.  So Mark and I were the only spectators on our corner.  So everyone waved and shouted Merry Christmas to us.  And (Ro - you'd have loved this) they threw us candy.  Lots and lots of candy - and even an invitation to a free pancake breakfast.  I think they were just excited to throw it - it was near the beginning of the route.  But there was no one else around to grab it.  And since it was the end of our driveway we had to pick it all up or we'd drive over it in the morning. 
The candy canes are for you Ro.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ghosts of Christmas Past

My cousin was decorating her Christmas tree (which she rode home on the back of her bike).   My grandmother gave her a box of old ornaments.  She found one in there that I had made back in 1991.  What a fun surprise. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

mmmmmmmmm....... Egg Nog

There's nothing like that first glass of egg nog to get you in the Holiday Spirit.  Especially after singing some Christmas carols with the Girl Guides.  The weather outside may be icy, but inside beside the fire is cozy.  And the egg nog is delicious.

Cheers to you!