Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Good Friends

While Brian may be disappointed that he couldn't get home for Christmas, I can think of one little guy who's pretty darn pleased about it.

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So much snow!

The snow just keeps coming! Max actually declared that he hates snow yesterday. He, like the rest of us, is going stir-crazy. Hopefully we'll be able to make it to our families' homes for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Despite the inconvenience, we have had some fun playing outside. Even still, we're all ready to say goodbye to all this snow.

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Advent - Week 4

Candle: Love
Scripture: John 3:16-21 ; Matthew 2:1-12
Nativity: Wise Men
Songs we sang: We Three Kings, Joy to the World, Jingle Bells

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Christmas Cookies!

A Johnson Family tradition:

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Advent - Week 3

Candle: Hope
Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7
Nativity: Shepherd and sheep
Songs we sang: The First Noel, Away in a Manger, Jingle Bells

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My Birthday - Part 5: Happiness

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My Birthday - Part 4: Morning View

View from our suite in the morning. Check out those mountains:

A lovely way to start the day:
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My Birthday - Part 3: The Dinner

Dinner at my favorite restaurant, Le Pichet:

Such good company:

These were the best salads we've ever had and we ate them too fast to get a photo:

We ordered the roast chicken for 2 and it was divine:
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My Birthday - Part 2: The Room

Our friend Devin's father is the general manager of Hotel 1000 and treated us to a 10th-floor, corner-room, water-view suite. There was chilled champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries waiting for us, as well as some gifts from Devin for me. It was amazing!


Our amazing bathtub. Notice where the water is coming from:

Room with a view:

Feeling happy:
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My Birthday - Part 1: Eating our way across town

For my 31st birthday, Mark surprised me after the Jingle Bell Run with a day in the city (without kiddos) and then a stay at Hotel 1000. It was such a wonderful day. We went to all our favorite food spots that we can never go to when we've got the boys with us.

Yummy crepes:

Last bite:

Almond croissant and cappuccino at Le Panier:

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Look what we did!

On December 14th, my good friend Annie & I completed our first 5k. I almost didn't make it because of the snow & ice, but thanks to my father-in-law, Ed, I was able to get there literally just in time. I could hear the announcer counting down to the start of the race as I was running down 5th Ave. Thankfully I found Annie & we were able to run together. Can't wait for our next challenge!

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Advent - Week 2

Candle: Faith
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 ; Luke 1:26-38
Nativity: Mary & Joseph
Songs we sang: O Come, O Come Emmanuel, What Child is This, I Love You Lord (and a rousing rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas)

(we're letting Max decide where the figures go, in case you couldn't tell)
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