SOSL

on 18 April 2017



Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store. ~Dr. Seuss

on 13 January 2017




This Christmas season we embraced this thought even more than previous years, making time for family and friends a priority and more importantly spending time just the four of us sharing many laughs and joys. Slow starts to mornings, leading to some days not even leaving the house doing whatever and spending as much time playing games and talking and laughing as a family. Hours and days slipped by without a care in the world. Could hold onto those moments forever.





We gathered with friends, played guitar and violin, went skating and sledding and played many many hours of games. Just the right way to end the year and bring in the new.







Christmas celebrations were to be had, with all our family members sharing wonderful meals prepared by all, we kicked it off with our traditional meal for Christmas Eve and just kept celebrating for the next several days. Its always lovely when you can sit down and enjoy a fabulous meal that you didn't have to prepare.

 
 



 



Looking forward to all that 2017 brings for us, already having many laughs. Happy New Year <3



Merry Christmas

on 27 December 2016

Merry Christmas 

Christmas Season

on 12 December 2016

Early December we received a snow storm to put us all into the Christmas spirit, thankfully 12 hours after our hike into the woods for our Christmas tree. The city is covered in a white blanket making all the twinkling lights outside sparkle even brighter.

We have now traveled the city to decorate both sets of grandparent's trees spreading the wonderful joy of Christmas with our loved ones. Our little Elves had so much fun and doing these sorts of things reminds me how capable they are and how very large their hearts are.

Decorations inside the car!

 


Mikulas made a surprise visit to tiny shoes that were left at Nagymama's many, many years ago!

 







  With the decorations all complete it is now time to think of the meals and plan out each day, leaving plenty of time for outdoor activities and family and friends.

1st of December

on 01 December 2016

CLICK FOR VIDEO beautiful snowy afternoon

First of December brings a beautiful snow fall that will more than likely stay a few days, even Brahms was excited and couldn't contain himself.



 


We are starting to warm the house up with Christmas cheer, advent calendars and wreath, Christmas cards, songs and baking. We are all looking forward to a couple weeks together enjoying the mood that Christmas brings with it.

11th Birthday

on 15 November 2016

Gábor is now eleven years old, and nearly taller than both the nagymamák! Not only has he grown in height he excels at all he puts his mind to, making our days full of laughter, wonder and joy.

This year we organized a capture the flag game out in the woods with his friends and two of his favorite teachers, and Oliver joined us as well. It was a wonderful evening running around in the woods, capturing the chicken flags and exploring the forts and a small portion of our woods by our house. We sung happy birthday by the light of our flashlights and came back home just in time for the end of the party.







Happy Birthday Gábor, wishing you another wonderful year!


Lest we forget

on 09 November 2016

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

All Hallow's Eve 2016

on 04 November 2016

This year for Halloween we stayed home, and enjoyed a quick party with friends before the kids went out trick or treating. Never knowing what the weather will bring in Calgary end of October we were lucky to not book our annual trip to California and stay home as it was extremely pleasant.

Aniko went out with some little friends in the neighborhood and half way through the evening I received a text that she lost a tooth! It must have been a real sticky candy as this tooth wasn't even wiggly, I went out to join them to ensure all was well and had some trick or treating fun of my own.



Gabor went out with a few friends alone, and later drew a map of which houses he visited and gave us a step by step of all the fun they had, which houses had good candy and which ones they avoided - I should file that away for next year.



I'm glad we stayed home this year, and I hope that this is not the last family themed costumes - Elsie pulled it together so nicely and we certainly had a lot of fun.