We got rid of the kids!
This Christmas, Adam and Parker travelled with their grandmother to Charlotte, North Carolina, to visit Wendy's brother and his family. Wendy had to work over the holidays and I was not sure how much time I would be able to take, so Wendy and I stayed home.
|Seidlitz family 2015|
We did write our annual Christmas letter but are in the process of emailing it out. If you haven't received yours yet, here is a link where you can download it as a pdf.
With the kids leaving Dec. 23rd, we had to plan our Christmas celebrations for the weekend before the big date. We opened presents and had a big turkey dinner with our friends and family. Here are some shots from our Christmas.
|Parker is eager for his birthday to come in 2016! He also got a gaming computer.|
|Adam is interested in getting a motorcycle|
|We thought this shirt was appropriate - yes, bushy|
|Maddy got some Yak cheese. Yes, it really is Yak cheese.|
|Marion got a new vase|
|Wendy got a new iPad|
|I got a silver chain (a wheat chain)|
|I also got a case for my watches and some Cessna 172s|
|Money for his trip!|
|Early Christmas dinner 2015|
Wendy and I were able to do all sorts of things that we normally would not do over the next week or so. We started by going over to Melanie and Murray's to do puzzles (OK, not what you would expect for our first night of "freedom"), then back the next day for a turkey dinner.
Christmas day itself was started with a luxurious sleep in late thing (until Maddy needed to go out) and the rest of the day was spent doing non-Christmas like things. If you are on Facebook, you may have seen some of these pictures, but I'll repeat them here for you below.
|Yes, I needed to trim the lawn Christmas day!!|
|We went for a 5.5 km hike in the very warm (for December) weather.|
|We went to see Star Wars (in 3D with motion-controlled seats)!|
|I ended Christmas day with some Calvados (Normandy apple brandy)|
It was a great day, but we had to get up reasonably early the next morning - we wanted to go Boxing Day shopping! We headed down toward Niagara Falls and shopped at both the new Niagara Outlet Collection and the Pen Centre. It was an absolute zoo with almost no parking anywhere, but we got through it and can say that we have done it. We won't need to do it again next year (the deals were not that great). After the shopping and lunch out (A & W - we don't have a lot of imagination...), we went all the way to the Falls and went for several hours at the Fallsview Casino. We only spent $15 (but more than that on parking), but it was fun.
|At Fallsview Casino|
|Mahjong game at Heather and JP's!|
This kid-less thing is exhausting!
Happy New Year everyone.