Christmas Break in Review

Kyle and I had an excellent Christmas Break this year, with the opportunity to visit both our families. Although this meant for a busy break and lots of travel time we both thought it to be a huge blessing to spend our first Christmas as newly-weds amongst our families.

I have to admit I did a terrible job documenting our time through photos:: luckily my mom picked up the slack in Ontario and our sister Erin {as well as our mom via her iPhone} did like-wise in Georgia! (check out Erin's blog for her posts of our Christmas holiday:: Click Here for Erin's Blog)

Here is a little photo recap::

Mom had planned a surprise for the family which took us, along with the Robertson Family to Toronto where we skated at the Nathan Phillips Square

Check out Kyle's Early Christmas Present:: Hockey Skates!

We were able to stick around long enough for the Beaver Tails Shack to open up before taking off for the next part of the surprise:: Kyle's first taste of the deep fried, sugary, cinnamon-y wonderful-ness!

The 'Crystal Tree' at the Eaton Center. I was expecting the actual tree to be one big crystal, this one looked like a gigantic version of mom's tree at home which is also decorated in silver.

Last on the list was a visit to Black Creek Pioneer Village for a Christmas Candle Light tour where we saw people create decorations out of tin, tasted turkish ''delights'' {although I wouldn't necessarily call them delightful in the least}, learned how much work went into print publishing, and heard an array of beautiful music-- my favourite being the music of the cellist.

Two days before Christmas Kyle, Alex, Jordyn and I all decorated this yummy looking gingerbread house:: it only looked like this for the few moments after it was done while I insisted on taking a few pictures of it before the candy pieces began to mysteriously disappear. {I took no part in the sad disfigurement of the ginger house ; )}

Christmas morning! Kyle & I in our Canadian Olympic gear which we both love

Hippopotamus {without noodles on his back} likes to drink Soda Pop:: We gave him to Al for Christmas

The whole gang with Nana & Papa before heading to the airport:: Loving my new hair cut from my wonderful Aunt Dana

Off to Georgia for 2nd Christmas!!! {PLLLEEASE check out Erin's blog... as I said before I did a terrible job at taking picture this Christmas!}

The four of us {Kyle, Me, Erin, & Carly} on a hike with the family in Sweetwater Park:: it was a beautiful afternoon for a hike!

Playing a really fun game with the fam:: this was one of the challenges to see who could last the longest holding a chopstick between their nose and upper lip. It's harder then it looks and really works your lip muscles!

Finally a taste of the infamous Birthday Cake Icecream from Coldstone that Kyle always talks about after an early morning at an REI Garage sale. It was definitely "Gotta Have It" good.

Thank you Bell & Chupp Families for an unforgettable Christmas! We miss you all!

1 comment:

  1. aww.. loved reading about your christmas vacation!! :) and loved seeing you guys when you were here!! we got olympic sweaters for christmas too! xo