Just wanted to wish everyone a super happy holidays and the best for 2015… and share a few pictures from our own holiday adventures in Vancouver 🙂
Vancouver’s been doing a very nice job of showing off her best features… I stand by that there’s just about nothing more depressing than a grey, rainy Vancouver winter… but she can’t be beat in the sunshine!!
I absolutely LOVE Christmas, and we always celebrate the holidays in the interior of BC, where my grandparents and extended family live. Dad and I went up a couple weeks early to chop down this beauty…
Which, according to the BC government website, is perfectly legal. BC residents can cut down up to 3 trees/year “for personal use” 😀
Thankfully there were no height restrictions on that notice… since we accidentally cut down an 18′ tree… “Oops!”
A little pruning and she was perfect though 🙂
We have a big Christmas dinner (where I strategically plant myself in front of the stuffing bowl)
And it’s pretty much been a 5-week long sister-fest 🙂 #thebest
Don’t ask me why, but we headed to Lund for New Years (a drive, a ferry, a drive, another ferry, another drive… and then you arrive at the TINIEST little town you’ve ever seen that essentially consists of a general store and a hotel).
BUT the hotel was open and there’s a restaurant around the corner — The Laughing Oyster — that my parents have sailed to for the last three consecutive summers. Crazy as it sounds, this place is worth the effort to get there! We had NYE at the Laughing Oyster 🙂
And the ferry ride was quite spectacular (even through this VERY dirty window haha!)
And Lund has a little marina, so Jon and I even managed to get a little boat-creeping in 😉
Random little side note… none of us had ever seen frost like this before (including Jon, who lived in Michigan for a few winters). It was everywhere! And it was crazy! This picture in the dark is not the greatest, but you get the idea 🙂
Oh, and like a good Canadian girl, we went to a local hockey game. Bonus? Vancouver won!
That’s about the update from the West Coast 🙂
We head back to our winter rental this week, and it looks like Maine may have some chilly temps waiting for us! Hopefully with some snow, so I can try out my new snowshoes (snowshoes are one of those presents that seem way more exciting before you actually try them, aren’t they??). So life is good all around!
Happy 2015 everyone!!