Thursday, December 24, 2020

Enjoying Christmas Eve Day Together, Birthday Wishes

Paisley, On

We slept in on Thursday, Dec. 24th because we could. It was Christmas Eve day. It was 7:30 when we got up and had our morning tea and coffee. After Bill’s shower, I dressed as Christmassy as I could without going overboard. We left the house after a nibble to eat and drove to Durham. Our goal was to visit our buddies and drop off a gift before the expected 5 to 15 cm (?) of snowfall started.

Let's start today's post off with my memory picture
Pilot Knob RV Resort, Dec. 24, 2016
A rainbow indicated to us we were in the right place at the right time

This was the only day that it worked for us. Rob and Pat were expecting us but not the present and, of course, we asked that they open it. 😊 We had a coffee together and before too long we were saying Merry Christmas and heading out. The snow had started and it looked quite wintry outside. Off in the distance, the snow looked much worse than it was and therefore didn’t interfere with our drive back through Hanover.

You can see the drive worsening as went along this morning

Bill topped Ptooties up with fuel and we were able to get our .07¢ off per litre. Yay! Every little bit helps. While in Hanover, well, you know……….so we stopped 2 blocks down the street to visit Donna and Gerry. Gerry wasn’t home but arrived within 10 minutes so that was nice. We had a nice visit but declined a drink there after just finishing one. When we left, the snow had stopped and the temperature had dropped 4°. The drive home was precipitation-free so I’m now wondering how much will hit us overnight? We're in a high snow area but we've also been missed before when a heavy forecast is upon us. ✌

We were hungry when we got in so had some cheese and crackers. Bill had some eggnog and I had a coffee. Somehow, some goodies from Pat’s Christmas box made it onto our plates. Yummy!! I changed out of my ‘better’ attire into ‘bumming around’ clothes for the afternoon. The rest of our day together was just that – together. There was some napping and some reading as well as some online stuff. We had Sirius XM radio playing Christmas songs in the background so it was a good day.

We really were thinking we were in for
a snow dump

Neither of us were hungry come 6 o’clock, not surprising after our mid afternoon ‘lunch’ so decided to skip supper. I actually felt overfull and Bill was no different. So, we lounged around until closer to 7 when we went down to clean up the morning’s dishes. I lined up some things on the counter so I could start early. With a busy day of preparing and cooking our Christmas dinner tomorrow, we decided to settle in the games room and watch some Christmas movies together.

Off in the distant visibility was horrible

Bill had seen The Christmas Waltz but we caught it again half way through and because I enjoy the female actor in it, he watched the last hour with me. At 8, we switched over to Christmas in the Rockies, a new one also halfway through but we enjoyed it as well. We came upstairs at 9 after having a Christmas drink together and a few munchies. My Disaronno on ice was delicious! We tried calling our friends, Colin and Charmaine, out in Langley, BC but had to leave a message. Hopefully before the night is over, we hear back from them.

But you can see here how it cleared up nicely by 1:30

The sky actually was pretty along the horizon
but my camera wasn't capturing what we were seeing very well

This was a good day. We’re glad we got both visits in before Christmas. All the talk is that Christmas is about family so seeing Donna and Gerry was wonderful. We consider Pat and Rob part of our family too so that visit was fulfilling also. I hope your Christmas eve is going/went well too. 

And last year on Dec. 24th, 2019
Santa filled our stockings
(I got up after he left!)

We chatted with Krystal, daughter #3, and wished her a very Happy Birthday. It isn't always nice to have a birthday on Christmas eve so we'll talk to her tomorrow with our Christmas wishes. 😍

Happy Birthday beautiful Krystal!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a very Merry Christmas morning and day!


  1. Merry Christmas from Texas. No snow here in Fort Worth area.

  2. Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day.

  3. Happy Birthday Krystal! Sounds like a wonderful day yesterday! Merry Christmas you two!! :)

  4. Merry Christmas, may it be an especially blessed one for you, -Mary

  5. Happy belated birthday to beautiful Krystal. Yesterday was a gloomy day in Wellton but today we have sunshine again. Have a blessed day!

  6. A belated Birthday wish to Krystal.
    Wishing all your Family and Friends a Safe Merry Christmas.

    It's about time.

  7. Merry Christmas to you both from both of us! Hope you enjoyed a wonderful day.

  8. Merry Christmas to you from Saskatchewan.

    God bless.


  10. Merry Christmas! We had no snow left yesterday but woke up to a white Christmas today.