Here are some photos and videos from our Christmas home in Saskatchewan.


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Danielle brought Christmas crackers and we found hats in there so here we are with our Christmas hats on
Christmas Eve.


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After Christmas mass, we opened a few presents before going to bed. Here are Natalia, Renée, and Justin,
on my mom's new couch.


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Here are Danielle and Dalen all wrapped up in the loveseat.


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Here's my mom in her PJs.


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Denis and Leah. I think I just caught him before he tried to run his finger out of his zipper.


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Denis made Dalen a sign for his garage out of aluminum.


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Denis also made one for Justin, which isn't quite finished yet.


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I picked Denis' name so I got him a Jets shirt from the MTS Centre as well as a dish towel, a Walmart bag, and
some tape, since he clearly needs them for when he forgets Luc's diapers. See HERE for an example of that. Sorry to Leah for the big spot on her shirt. I think
that's a water spot on my camera.


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In addition to some nice slippers, my sister Danielle also found me stick-on mustaches. This is the classic
chevron.


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Here's another winner - called the 'bandit'.


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This one just makes me laugh when I look at it.


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Natalia with some of her haul from my family.


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Some more fun tasty items for Natalia.


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Danielle and Dalen with their Christmas presents.


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Renée got some Corn Nuts and a sweet pantsuit track suit from China from Natalia for Christmas.


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My mom with her new pajamas, even though they're in a shaving mirror box.


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A blurry photo of Dalen with his new popcorn maker and popcorn - for his favourite vegetable.


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From my mom, we all got towels with our names on them. Very cool to have monogrammed towels! Now, I will know
for sure that Natalia is throwing her towels in my laundry basket.


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Some fun cupcake Christmas ornaments for Natalia from my mom.


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She also got snowflake linen holders and some table linens too.


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Renée with her towel, that properly has an accent aigue.


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Justin's towel and his Mark's gift certificate.


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Denis got a nice dress shirt with flippable shirt sleeves for the 'extra flair' that a politician needs.


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Leah was spoiled with some Clinique money and extra make-up.


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After much grunting and groaning, Denis got Leah a Kobo e-reader for reading books while they are traveling.


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Renée found Justin a signed Kipper jersey for Christmas along with a frame like a shadow box. Geez Renée, what
a thoughtful idea!


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Since Renée doesn't have ANY timepieces, Justin thought she needed a watch.


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Really cool money holders from Aunty Paulette and Uncle Dan (full of money, of course!).


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Renée and Natalia got into my moustaches and thought they were fun to take goofy photos with. I smell a
puzzle or a calendar coming soon...


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This is really the 'thoughtful' pose for the ladies.


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When moustaches turn into eyebrows...


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They think they're pretty funny.

Christmas morning


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Of course, Christmas is much more about spoiling my nephew now than it is anything else and this year was
no exception. Here are a few of Luc's new toys.


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Nati and I found him a cool electric guitar that he seemed to really enjoy.

Video of Luc opening his guitar



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Denis and Luc playing with his guitar.


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Grandma Gerri and Luc playing with his new guitar.


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Danielle and Dalen found Luc a neat laptop and Grandma Gerri found him that sweet robe.


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He also got a soft-sided Rudolph book, which I had never seen before. Apparently, it's quite popular.


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Luc's new bookshelf - covered.


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And uncovered. Justin spend a ridiculous amount of time building, painting, and urethaning this bookshelf
for his nephew. I'm sure it will be filled with books before he knows it.


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Luc with his new skates from Grandma Gerri.


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Here's Luc playing with his guitar and whatever else he could get his hands on.


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And here's what else he could get his hands on - Danielle's Blackberry.


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Here's his future photo for entrance into the 'dorkhood'. Her really liked Danielle's phone.


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A slightly blurry family photo around the tree.


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Danielle and Dalen by the tree.


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Renée and Justin.


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Denis and Luc and Leah.


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Another one showing off Luc's tracksuit.


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Here we are around the table after dinner.


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I really enjoy this photo of Leah as it looks like she's ready for a scrap. 'What did you say about my son???'

Leah and her Jello pudding shots


Renée laughing at Things in a Box



Boxing Day at Uncle Bill and Aunty Eileen's farm


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My uncle Bill took on a huge project and built an outstanding outdoor rink for Christmas on his slough.
It took 4 cold floods and 2 hot floods as well as scraping and clearing off an additional skate oval. Here
is Dalen as we're the first to get onto the ice.


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Leanne and her dog Teddy also made the trip out to the rink.


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Greg and his son Mitchell skating down the length of the ice.


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I brought the scarf that Natalia bought me for the Heritage Classic last year. I also wore my Lemieux
jersey since it was the season for the World Juniors (even though we lost to the Russkies).


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We practiced and got used to the ice (absolutely no cracks and a better surface than most rinks I skate in).
Here's Leanna working on her stick-handling skills.

A race across the rink at Uncle Bill and Aunty Eileen's



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Greg and Mitchell.


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We had Mitchell choose teams by throwing sticks to each side. Greg and I were team captains.


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Greg and Mitchell are roughing it up a little.


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A great photo of my uncle Bill, still in excellent shape and skating for the PA Raiders. I think this
could be his hockey card (other than the fact that my stick he's using is the wrong hand...).


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Santa made a visit to my Aunty Eileen and Uncle Bill's Christmas party. We had over 40 people and Santa had
special gift bags for everyone.


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This is how Santa arrived - by sleigh pulled by skidoo.


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We tease my sister Renée that she looks and acts like my cousin Connie. My grandma Banda made a bunch of fun knit
items and had people pick out of a grab bag. Both Renée and Connie picked the SAME item! This is my cousin Calvin's
son Caleb on top of them.


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My nephew Luc enjoyed running around the hot tub room.


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Luc was sticking his face into the door.


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My mom's family who made it to Aunty Eileen's party.


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A photo of Natalia and the new addition to the McNabb family - Andrew James.

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