Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. We just got back from an epic trip to Gabriola in which we ended up needing to bring friends home with us. The oven stopped working and the water ran out but even still the time with friends was one of the best holidays we’ve had in years.
We don’t usually have a tree and we open gifts if they are sent when they come rather than wait until a specific morning. The amount of gifts has thankfully lessened over the years. Cam’s mom sent some gifts that that all the kids opened together. Included was her famous English Toffee:
One of my favourite times happened to be xmas morning where instead of a load of gifts to unwrap, we all played with “screaming balloons” graciously shared by Matt!
This was our xmas morning. I believe this was the only gift that was given and it made the best morning!! Screaming balloons from Japan:
We ate the most amazing meals! Spring rolls, salad rolls, peanut sauce, chilli sauce, cucumber salads, walnut mushroom rolls, cashew and red pepper loaf, roasted veggies, stuffing…. just to name a few. All this with an oven that wouldn’t work! Ha!
Unfortunately, the oven wasn’t the only thing that made this trip truly epic. The water ran out. There was 1200 extra liters and yet we couldn’t access a drop! It wasn’t in any way connected to the water “system”. We resorted to melting the snow for water and thankfully the bath tub had been filled before the water stopped and we could use that water to prime the toilet.
Oscar did his part by tidying the dishes before we washed them with the melted snow water, making the water go a lot further.
All in all it was an awesome trip. I have a lot more I want to share but it’s taking some time to catch up. Hopefully as the snow melts here my friend’s water supply with fill and she won’t be marooned here forever! I’m selfishly enjoying her being marooned though for now… Can’t wait to see what the rest of you have been up to.