Thursday, January 3, 2013

Holiday Memories

Deb and Barbara: We thought for the next couple of days we would share our holiday pix. Here are a few of our favourite moments from the last couple of weeks.

Today is our turn, but, if you're game, we'd love to post your pix tomorrow. They don't have to be holiday photos, but anything meaningful to you (like, say, a new tattoo or a pregnant belly...). If we get a lot of photos, we'll post one or two each. If we only get a few, we might post more (i.e., let us know which ones are key for you). The other proviso is that for us to post them, you'll need to email the jpgs to Barbara at radeckirites (at) gmail (dot) com. If we don't get any photos (or if we can't get them to post for whatever reason), expect this post to stay up until Monday morning!

So, now for photos from Deb's house!

















And here are a few from Barbara's!

Stefanie's boyfriend gave her a Star Wars Lego advent calendar. Watching her open the doors each day and assemble the little treasures was one of the fun highlights on the days leading up to the Eve.


Phil shucked 48 oysters on Christmas Eve!






On our New Year's trip, my brother-in-law's dog shows his serious crush on Phil!





40 comments:

  1. Thats a great idea Barb! And OMG these are sooooo cute. I'M BLIND! :D

    Barb your pics are adorable!!!!
    Especially the one with the crazy faces! Cute!
    And Love that Christmas tree!!!
    And Phil's picture with that adorable dog! My favourite! <3

    Now...Deb!
    The pups looks soooo cute!!!! *snuggles them virtually*
    LOVE the gorgeous tree in the back yard. And is the reindeer there too, in your backyard?
    The gingerbread house ( your house ;) WHICH you guys BOUGHT and Colin did not make at home from scratch! I got it right this time ;) )...YUM!

    And your Mum and Dad look soo adorable! Wish them a happy new year and give the lots of love and big hugs from me! xo :D

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  2. I should have You all post a photk of my tattoo. I love it. And great pics Deb,and Barb.

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    1. Getting ready to send photo. It dosent have anything to do with christmas,but it is a memory

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    2. I totally love this shot (and the choice of it) for tomorrow. Thank you so much for sending, Lyndsie!

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    3. I can't see the shot. But thanks anyway Lyndsie! Barb can you send it to me?

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  3. Thank for sharing Deb and Barb! I love that the pets are included as family which is how it should be. I also love the funny faces and the love that shows through it all.

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    1. We wanted a bit of levity in there, Mary! And, yes, wouldn't be holidays without the pets around.

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  4. I love the dressed up pics - I was kind of wanting to have our family dress nice even though we were just staying home. I love the personality in your son - with the hat. I really love pictures of the older people as I have come to really cherish them in my life. Thanks for sharing - what a great idea!

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    1. Thanks, Lana! We always dress up for Christmas Eve, but then go all casual for Christmas dinner.

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    2. We do the same Lana. Christmas Eve is dressed up and day is very casual!

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  5. Love the pictures. Barbara, I assume one of those beautiful young women with you is the one who is living in Paris. Stunning women!!! It was great seeing your families. Wishing you both a bright and beautiful New Year.

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    1. Yes, Cheryl, Stefanie who is the lovely on the right (with the shorter hair) is the daughter who went to Paris.

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  6. Great pictures. I must ask Deb,Did you literally have desserts run all around the table? With the gingerbread house in the middle? That is what it looks like. Great idea.

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    1. Yes we were having a Christmas gathering and our wonderful Sandy who made all the sweets suggested we display them all around the table on lovely gold ribbon! It looked so gorgeous with the house in the middle!

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  7. Lovely pictures. Just lovely :]

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  8. I am going to love sending photos to you!
    I love Luke's hat. It looks like something that came right out of a Dr Seuss story! And I must get one of those Star Wars advent calendars next year!!!! I got star wars bed sheets this year!
    I can't wait to see the pictures from everyone tomm. ! This is right up there with the '5 things' idea. Absolutly love it :)

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    1. Yes it's his Seuss hat. He wears it every year!

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  9. I love the pictures...the doggies, the snow, the smiley happy faces! And, I did NOT know there was a Star Wars Lego advent calendar...I'm all over that for next year. Unfortunately, pictures ended up being more of an afterthought for us this year (boo! hiss!).

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    1. That's okay Eileen! I got my brother Ice cube trays and they ice is in the shape of R-2

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  10. I love your Christmas Pictures, all of them!! Thank you for sharing them with us. Your families, homes, decorations and pets are beautiful. Barb, I sent you some that I took on my blackberry.......um.....unfortunately, there are no humans in them. Well, Christmas was a bit different this year.

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  11. Animals are more than festive Jo!

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  12. these pictures are fantastic . it is brilliant to see how you celebrate Christmas deb and barb. i love colin's tie by the way . i hope i am not too late to send in a couple of pictures of my own . they will be on the way shortly .

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  13. Love these photos! Luke's Christmas hat is amazing! All of the lovely doggies look so sweet!

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  14. Puppies! Legos! Snow! Silly faces!

    I can't stop smiling!!! :D

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  15. Your pictures are gorgeous! All homey and holiday-y!

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    1. We didn't take any pictures this year. Or for the past few years, I think. I'm tired of taking pictures of my mother's palm as she blocks her face. :P

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    2. It could be something else, Dawn, if you want to share (as you'll see, not every shot is holiday-oriented!)

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    1. Hey Linda, your photos haven't come through yet. Is there a problem with the address? It's a tricky (unconventional) spelling, so check that. there are no spaces and it an @ and a . after the radeckirites.
      Let me know if you have any more problems, would love to post yours!

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  17. Beautiful family photos, and what a nice idea. I tried to email one but my computer wouldn't let me send pics today, and im not computer-smart enough to work out why...!

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    1. Argh, I was hoping to post you, Samara! If it sends today or this weekend, I will definitely put it up.

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  18. Awww..those pics are so awesome. I wished we would dress up, and take some really nice pictures, but the only picture I took shows the christmas tree. Nobody seems to really care about celebrating christmas...don't know that is. :(

    Makes me sad, though.

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  19. Argh, I had written something down already and then I had to do some work stuff. Of course I hadn't yet posted it and then I forgot all about it... You can guess that I did something and lost all the text I had written. Oh well, it was something about how lovely the pictures are. Also that I really want to have a dog of my own, now when I see pics of the dogs. :)

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  20. Sorry i'm so late...but it looks like you had a very fun time :)
    Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves.

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