Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Christmas to All!

Today is our last day of work before the holidays! We are lucky enough to be able to close our office for the Christmas break. We all need time to spend with our family and friends and re-charge for the New Year! So, we are excited to not have to return to work until January 5th, 2009!!!

This year we are spending Christmas with my family out in B.C. It is the first time since Yvan and I have been together that we have gone out for Christmas to the West Coast. We have been out lots in the summer and other times but not at Christmas. We are really,really looking forward to it!

We celebrated Christmas with Yvan's family on Saturday - and it was fantastic. It really felt like Christmas day! We ate lots of good food, visited and exchanged gifts! We love his family so much and we were glad to be able to spend some time with them before we head off to Vancouver.

Saturday night I had the pleasure of spending the evening with Rhonda, Shannon, Cheryl, Jess and Shauna! I love these girls! They are so understanding, supportive and fun! Thanks for the great time gals!!!

We were hoping we might get a special something for Christmas but it looks like we will have to wait until sometime in 2009 for that now! We are sad beyond belief but because of our amazing family and friends we will get thru this Christmas season and we will be o.k.

We wish you all the happiest of Christmases and all the best in 2009!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Love Rana and Yvan

P.S. Here is my favourite Christmas carol done by two amazing singers! (Yes, you might have already seen it on Cinn's blog today too! Great minds think alike right Cinn :)


Rhonda and Kristin said...

Merry Christmas Rana! It was so great to see you again on Saturday, you're always a little ray of sunshine to me :)

I know Christmas didn't bring the news you were hoping for, I think they're saving it for a brand new year, so it's clean and a fresh start!! Your little one will be coming in 2009, that's right around the corner :)

Have fun in BC and enjoy your time off!!!


Julie said...

Happy Christmas Dear, Sweet Rana. I am sad too, for both of us...but...NEXT year is going to be GREAT!! Thanks for the card too. It was my first mail in my (-:
Have a great trip!

andrea said...

Happy Christmas to you as well. I've been reading about the girls evening and thinking how great it would be to do something like that where we are - I'm not sure there are any other adoption communities as large as the one you guys have in SK, but we could try!

Cheers, A

CinnamonOpus said...

Well, with our similar tastes in music and '80s love... I have always told BDH that you're my sister from another mother! :D

All our best wishes for the holiday season from BDH, Stinkerbelle and myself, and here's hoping the new year brings you the most awesome news!!

Natalie and Chris said...

Merry Christmas Rana and Yvan, I hope you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family. Make sure to be safe during your travels, and come home to a brand new year full of wonderful exciting surprises.

lovesmukiwa said...

Merry Christmas
Have a great time on the coast!

I am off after tomorrow and can't wait.

By the way, that is also my favorite Christmas Carol!

4 Little Birdies said...

Merry Christmas Rana & Yvan!!!!!!!!!!! I know 2009 is going to be an amazing year for you both!!!!!

Stephanie said...

It was sooo nice to chat with you on the phone!! Here's hoping that 2009 is an exciting year for both of us!!

Merry Christmas to you and Yvan!!

Steph :-)

Darrell and Jess said...

Merry Christmas and travel safe!
It was great to hang out again on Sat!
Have a fantastic holiday!!

Sharla said...

Merry Christmas and I know that the New Year will be probably your best yet and for sure your most memorable as you receive your referral, travel to Africa, and expand your family!

haze said...

Merry Christmas Rana & Yvan.

And thank you for the gorgeous Christmas card. Here's to our happy 2009!!

Rowan Family Tree said...

Merry Christmas to you too!

Have a wonderful trip!


Tracey said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you didn't think you would escape the snow by coming to BC!! Wowsers, we aren't used to this much white snow!

Breelyn and Mike said...

Rana - Warm Holiday Wishes to you and your family. Just think...Christmas 2009 we will both have our little Ethiopian bundles of joy to celebrate!

Danielle and Nick said...

Merry (belated) Christmas guys!!!

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

May 2009 be the most amazing year ever! Laura

Janice said...

Hope you enjoyed your Christmas on the west coast. My husband's parents live in BC and we've never gone there for Christmas. Maybe one of these years. They were excited to have lots of snow this year.