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Tuesday, December 6, 2022



How can it be this time of the year already? As I was thinking about what to write for the Virtual Advent Tour, hosted most wonferfully by spritewrites since 2015, I was reflecting on how Christmas has changed in our house over the last 25 years. 

We had the crazy years when our three children were young and Christmas morning was a chaos scene. So much so that my father-in-law would drive in the thirty minutes to be at our house early (6 am) to see the children attack the presents. He was a little disappointed at how my husband and I contained the chaos - me writing down everything as it was opened, him staying on top and removing the paper and boxes immediately. But it was still fun!

Now as we have practically no teenagers, Christmas is a lot calmer. We do a lot of the same things still, but they have friends and social lives and we have to fit it all together. One thing that has not changed is we have my parents over on Christmas Eve for a nice supper and visit. 

In 2020, we re-enacted a picture from when everyone was much younger - my parents and my children.

Christmas Eve 2003

Christmas Eve 2020

We are so lucky to have been able to recreate this after seventeen years.

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In 2021, I shared my gumdrop woes, and cake recipe
In 2020, I rambled a bit about Christmas in a pandemic, and an Adam Sandler song

In 2019, I shared the extra things that make Christmas sparkly

In 2018, I shared several posts:
    - a look at some Canadian history on December 6th that I always remember
    - a look at advent calendars through my years

In 2017, I shared a song by local sister singers on a charity album
    - in a second post, I shared how I decked the halls with physics haikus with my class

In 2016, I shared the lights of my town, and a recipe for Spumoni shortbreads
In 2015, I shared my Christmas decorations in our new home
In 2014, there was no tour

In 2013, I shared a Christmas series of novellas by Anne Perry that I listened in audio
In 2012, I posted some favourite Christmas mystery  books
In 2011, I posted a 'recipe' for fruitcake that my grandmother had given me.

In 2010, I took a humorous look at some local events on Prince Edward Island.
In 2009, we played 'guess the carol'
In 2008, I played a game of 'guess the movie', and my favorite Christmas picture ever.
In 2007, it was the original 'guess the carol' game, with your vocabulary tested, and my whipped shortbread cookie recipe.

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