Christmas seems over before it began. I don’t usually get into the Christmas spirit until a few weeks before, but this year it took me until almost the 24th to feel the cheer.
With Rob’s family out of province, we had Christmas Eve all to ourselves and had a lovely time. Christmas Day we drove out to my parents place which is about an hour and a half outside of Winnipeg. As usual, the house was packed full with three generations of family (oldest: 80, youngest: 4) and there were lots of hugs, smiles and eats. Funny, other than the three dogs running around, we all seemed a bit quiet and sleepy this time around.
On Boxing Day we woke up to beautiful weather and my sister Shelley and I went on a two mile walk with the dogs. It has been such a strange winter so far, with next to no snow on the ground out there. I felt like I was taking a late October or early November landscape photo. After we got back I managed to shoot a few selfies for my Self-Portrait Challenge, then went back in the house to eat and visit some more!
Just before we left for the city, the snow started to fall and the roads were getting pretty slippery towards the end of our drive. Soon the fields will be covered in a blanket of snow (as they should be this time of year).
It’s always so wonderful to go home for a visit… I love the area where I grew up, most especially the wide open spaces. One of my goals for 2012 is to visit more often, hopefully once a month rather than every few.