Wednesday, November 19, 2008

3rd Annual Date at Spruce Meadows Christmas Market

Not that we go on dates annually, but we make sure we go to the Spruce Meadows Christmas market every year. It's the perfect way to get excited about Christmas! Lane always wants to put up Christmas decorations the day is snows or when the last hints of warmth leave in September but I try to hold strong until December 1st. Well, Lane has been painting his pa-tooshie off so we can switch Porter's room and the new baby's room. Then we go to the market and he gives me googly eyes, and then I say, 'sure lets put up the decorations'. That's how it works around these parts.
The market has carolers, fire pits, roasted chestnuts (which are disgusting, how could they get so much merit as to have a carol written after them!?), ice sculptures, tonnes of pine, old carriages, and great homemade food. Sometimes I can't decide what I like better: the old glory of the traditional Victorian Christmas or the rustic beauty of the country Christmas with homemade, distressed decorations. I like them both. Both are Christmas imagery to me.
We bought a Santa Claus policeman decoration. We like to say we buy a decoration every year on a date as part of a tradition but seriously, we don't need anymore decorations! In fact, we have a surplus, a saturation of Christmas tackiness on our tree but when I saw the St.Nick policeman, I couldn't pass it up. We're proud of our blue brotha. To serve and protect. What a pal.


Lindsay Pratt said...

I didn't know you had a blog, but I'm so glad I found it. You're hilarious, I'll love following your life I'm sure! Oh, and I hear ya on the roasted chestnuts! We bought some off a vendor in Vancouver. SICK, they're meaty or something. G to the ross!

Josh, Shauna, Allison, Brynlee said...

I'm so glad you started a blog! It's such a fun way to keep in touch! Your little guy is adorable and I can't wait to see pictures of the little brother when he arrives. :)

Anonymous said...

Here I was feeling itchy for Christmas already, and you totally made me itchier! I've never been to the Spruce Meadows thing, so I HAVE to go now - I might pass on the Santa police ornament, though.

Wendy said...

I love that you guys love the Spruce Meadows Christmas Market - good times. I miss all of you and love that you now have a blog to share all of your witty comments with the world :) You're the best mon amie, xoxo