Sunday, January 04, 2009

December in Ontario

For some reason when we are in Ontario we can't seem to remember to take any pictures! On December 26 we flew from Saskatoon to Toronto. We stayed for a week and visited with a lot of people. We got to celebrate an evening of Channukah with Dave's parents. We celebrated Christmas with Natasha's cousins and aunts. We had a very fun evening with Nolan, Margaret, Zoe, Thea and Kira. Our Waterloo North care group completely surprised us by turning a casual get together into a baby shower. Thank you so much you guys; what a wonderful evening. Natasha and Janice had a pedicure while Dave and his sister, Sarah, hung out with Lily, Willem and Tessa. We got to meet Karen and Andrew's son, Caleb, and got some firsthand stories of having a newborn to 3 month old. Thanks for all the excellent advice Karen and Andrew :) We were guests at a musical put on by Dave's niece, Lily. We had supper with Dan and Lisa and watched the last ever Royal Canadian Air Farce show. And we spent most evenings hanging out in our pjs with Tim and Janice and talking about everything from kid's birthday parties to life insurance and the whole spectrum in between.

It was a really good week and we're only sorry we couldn't see everyone we wanted to. Our trip back was less than ideal as we flew from Toronto to Ottawa only to be told our flight to Saskatoon was cancelled. The plane's heating system malfunctioned and would not stop blowing hot air. Thankfully, Dave's aunt and uncle live in Ottawa so we got in a short, very unexpected visit with them.

The next morning we flew back to Toronto, stayed there all day, and flew back to Saskatoon around 4pm. The only good thing about this 30-hour journey was that for our flight from Ottawa-Toronto-Saskatoon we were booked first class so we had excellent seats, excellent food and could hang out in the Maple Leaf lounge, where there was access to more excellent food and free wireless. Dave got A LOT of work done on a paper he had due and Natasha read a couple of books and enjoyed plenty of the snacks!

Finally, thankfully, we made it back to Saskatoon though and we are very glad that we aren't flying anywhere for at least six months!
Lily after performing her musical for us.
Tessa decided not to spend the full night at her friend's house on New Year's Eve and made it home just in time to ring in 2009 with us. This is us about three minutes into 2009!

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