Friday, December 28, 2007

A Wonderful Celebration!!

Well, it was quite the three day celebration of Christmas. I have really enjoyed the trhee days of celebration, as it was wonderful to be spending precious time with the family, as I have felt that I was neglecting everyone while I was working and working on my Master's. Now I just have to catch up with friends, but that is easier said then done, with the "busyness" of the season!.

Chrismtas Eve:

I spent Chrismtas Eve with Andrei and his family! It was the four of us, and we all enjoyed a Hungarian Meal. Cabbage Rolls, Lamb, Potatoes, and some delicious desserts. We ate dinner later in the evening, sang some Hungarian Christmas songs (I listened), opened presents, and went off to bed. I received a very comfy pair of slippers from Andrei's Mom and Dad and a bathrobe. From Andrei, I received a pair of softball mitts, so that we can play catch together at Reeve Park, once the spring hits, and we had talked about doing this together last summer. Andrei loved his Canucks Shirt, and the tickets that I got for the game. We are looking forward to the game in February.

Christmas Day

We were up early, and we headed to the Hungarian church for the Christmas Service. The service was all in Hungarian, but I was happy to say that I actually understood three words from the 1hr and 10 minute service. After the service we headed to my Mom and Dad's house for the Sanderson Christmas. It was quite the present fest let me tell you, I am always overwhelmed by the generosity of my family. We really do enjoy giving the gifts. Some of the highlight gifts included a Portable GPS system, a cuttlebug,celebrations cricut cartriage, and many more other little gifts. I enjoyed them all and I had a lot of fun putting the scrapbooking supplies to good use today. We enjoyed a lovely turkey dinner cooked by my Mom and my sister.

Boxing Day;
Boxing Day was the Mulschlegel Family Christmas celelbration! My Mom's side. Mom had the celebration at her house. So she cooked another turkey for the 26th. Mom was exhausted by the time today rolled around. Two turkey dinners in two days, she is dedicated! Wow! It was another fun evening. I was spoiled with more gifts. My highlight gifts of the night were the Crop-O-Dile, a towel from Hawaii, and some Herbal Therapy Hand Lotion. It was quite surprising to receive the little extra gifts. I used my crop-o-dile today lots, and it is better than I even thought it would be. My aunt went to a lot of trouble to find it, but it is great to have this tool, as I have set an eyelet since I moved into my own place because of the noise involved. BUt, this isn't a problem anymore!

We had a session of the turkey baseters! This year we decorated turkey basters and had song books to jazz up the event. It was a lot of fun! We have such great laughs as a family! Everyone participated as well too! It was a lot of fun.

I was very fortunate to spend the holidays with family, as I know not everyone has the opportunity to do this! Or choses to for that matter! But, I enjoyed every moment!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ready For The Season!

Well, I have my house all decorated, and all my shopping is done. I got my hair cut and nails done, and have wrapped all the presents, so I am all ready for the holidays. Once it arrives it comes so close.

I had a very busy work week at school. I decided to do something a little different for my class holiday party. After attending a Pro D day last year, I chose to do a breakfast party. The students loved it we put the desks together, with red table clothes, and the students set the table. It looked like a little restaurant. The students loved it. It was fun!

I received my marks from my last two assignments that I handed in at the end of the term, and I did VERY well. I am pretty excited. I thought it was going to be extremely hard, but it is managable. It is making sure that I can keep up with family, work, and friend commitments that gets me into the most difficulty. I registered for my second class already. I am looking forward to it being on a Thursday night rather than a Monday. I always felt so frazzled on for the rest of the wek, when I couldn't get prepared for the week.

I have a busy three days ahead of me spending time with family. Christmas Eve is with Andrei and his family. Christmas Day church with Andrei's Family and then Brunch and Dinner with the Sanderson Christmas. Then Boxing Day at my Mom and Dad's again for the Mulschlegel family Christmas. I am looking forward to all the celbrations, and we are planning on bringing out the Turkey Baster group for singing. I will make sure I post some pictures of our celebrations after the events.

May you all have a very Merry Christmas and I hope that you enjoy the time you spend with your family and treasure it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Phew! Done at Last!

Well, it is December and it is been quite awhile since my last post. It isn't that I didn't want to post about what I was doing, it is just that I have been super busy! Everything fell all at once! But, I just took everything a day at a time, and I am here to write about it, so that must mean that I survived. I handed in my final design project yesterday! I am very excited about it because I have incorporated my work on the district research team into my project, and I am all planned for my science unit in January. I hope the students get just as excited about it as I already am.

I am currently sitting here with Julie as she proofreads my report cards. They are all done, and I will just have to make the corrections tomorrow at work, and then I can hand those in for proofreading. It is hard assigning letter grades because this is the first report card that the students will ever get, and it will be a surprise for a lot of them what they do actually get. They all think that they will be getting A's and B's.

I am looking forward to picking up my Mom and Dad on Thursday, as they are flying in from Arizona for Christmas. I think they are going to be in for a rude awakening when they realize the temperature here.

I plan on getting in the Christmas spirit with my work Christmas party on Friday at a restaurant close to work. It is a German restaurant. I am not thrilled at the location because they don't have a lot of food choices that I enjoy. What is good about it is that I will get to catch up with collegues.

Lot's of Christmas Shopping, decorating, and card writing. But this weekend I hope to get most of it done!
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