Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Weekend goodness

Yet another weekend has flown by which means Christmas is really only a week away now!!! It was a miserable rainy weekend here in northern California. Just as soon as I think we have the sunshine back, it's hello grey skies and gumboots again. Ugh. Anyway - somehow we did manage to get motivated and brave the weather this past weekend.

On Saturday night we visited our first Christmas markets of the season with some friends. I didn't have high expectations - I knew it wasn't quite going to be like the French & German Christmas markets we've been spoiled with the past couple of years and I was right. Still, it was fun to go see even if the hot wine was lacking :-)

There was a pretty, giant Christmas tree among the stalls & carnival rides...

Ice skating between the palm trees...

And there was even some 'snow'!!!

Yesterday we went into the city to celebrate a friends special little man turning ONE! We'd been planning on heading in earlier in the day to make the most of it and do some more touristy stuff (we've been here 9 months but I still feel like we've barely seen San Francisco!) but the rain was a bit discouraging. Luckily the party was indoors!!!

There were lots of babies...


A pinata...

And a very cute birthday boy!!!

Only one more weekend until Christmas... Where has December gone already???

On a side note: tomorrow is a day of silence in the blogging world to remember the innocent lives lost in the horrific tragedy last Friday. I honestly don't know what to say, I just can't quite get the right words out. I feel like that since becoming a Mum, these things hit a little closer to home. Mitch walked in the door on Friday night, not having heard any news all day (sometimes he does live under a rock) and I cried telling him. I think about what those parents must be going through and I can't fight the tears. I can't watch the news anymore. My heart is sad. I'm praying for those affected. I'm realising that life is all too short. That we need to tell the people we care about that we love them. Regularly. I'm hugging my sweet baby boy extra tight. Life is precious.


  1. This whole post is awesome.... What a sweet little birthday boy. :)

    Please stop by and say hi sometime! leslyni.blogspot.com

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. December has just flown by...where did it go? The pictures of your little one are just adorable, especially luv the one where the candles on the cake a lit, just beautiful...A new follower from the Meet and Greet Blog Hop.

    Anne Marie

  3. I am soooo glad that I found your blog! I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you'd hop on by and follow me back!


  4. love the pictures! Happy Birthday to your birthday boy!!!

    Newest follower from 1000+ Followers" on Bloggy Moms


  5. Ice skating and palm trees. My kind of holiday :) Another follower from Bloggy Moms.



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