As one of my new and exciting bloggista friends, kim-d, so graciously pointed out, I did not post any pictures of our fabuloso ski trip yesterday.
You see, Kim, I am not Chief of the Camera. My role is limited to gently inquiring "Did you bring the camera?" To which I invariably hear a friendly, but ever-so-slightly exasperated "Of course!"
So it figures that the day I decide to trust, to let go of my control issues and believe...He.Forgets.The.Damn.Camera. I will not get into how utterly beautiful the day was. How the snow glistened like diamonds on the trees, how the sun rose just past the horizon to warm up noses and hands. How the hill was completely devoid of people and totally silent, and all we could hear were Benjamin's squeals of delight and the soft swoosh of the snow as we raced down the hills. (There's sound in photos, people. Work it. And say it with me -- his fault.)
But! My hubster did recover some good will when he managed to snap the following shots with his cell phone:
On the Christmas front, I am happy to report that Mike has been getting in touch with his crafty side. This is a truly wonderful thing, since I don't have such a side. I am craft-less. Crafts are best done with me on the sidelines, cheering from a safe distance. And documenting for my blog, of course.
So without further ado, I give you Monday's creation, courtesy of Mike and the boys:
The gingerbread house has retained its roof for 4 days now. A career best chez Viking Conquest.
This unexpected crafting success is taking my boys into bold, new, unexplored territory. Behold this evening's action:
The performance anxiety:
I know! It's getting downright scary. In fact, the kids quickly decided that PlayStation was a safer bet, leaving me with this:
I gotta love a guy who can make cute Santa decorations!
And speaking of cute, here's my B boy before going to the theatre with his Mormor last night:
Before you "awwww" too much, I should tell you that the pattern on the tie is all skulls. As in pirate skulls. Johnny Depp, take note!
And, for my Grand Finale, the gorgeous Swarowski crystal decoration my wonderful and incredibly kind friend Morag sent to me from Canada:
And that concludes the Picture Event.
Happy Weekend everyone! I'm hoping to squeeze in at least one more post before Christmas, but for those of you who are signing off from the blogosphere today - Happy Holidays!