i hope everyone had a great holiday, whichever you celebrate (or don't). i got some great gifts this christmas, and couldn't resist doing a little shopping of my own. although i will be honest, i've been trying to resist all the sale action on now and stick to my 'list'. i almost succumbed to a black eres bikini on major sale at holts today, but seriously, i didn't even wear a bathing suit once last year. and i was reminded why trying on a bathing suit is so horribly terrifying. that light. those mirrors. ugh. i guess that money could go towards a gym membership instead of a bikini.
here's what i've been up to:
i went to a hockey game with my mom and brother. yes. my mom and brother are hockey freaks. my brother played on a junior team (and has friends in the nhl) until he decided to go to university. it was an interesting night. it kind of felt like a cultural experience. another culture.
i tried to make ginger cookies. operative word being tried. it must have been the recipe, i swear. only about 8 were edible. i was trying to copy my favorite cookie at starbucks (the only reason i have for ever going there, as i don't drink coffee) but i was largely unsuccessful.
its been snowing like crazy here over the holidays. i've lived in vancouver for 26 years and i've never seen it this bad (haha- jon) but seriously, i haven't seen this much snow here since i was little and my brother and i made snow tunnels for us and our dog.
view out of jon's parents window on christmas day
in addition to my new camera (a combined birthday/christmas present) jon also got me this really great map of paris from the late 1800s. look ma! no eiffel tower!
my mom got me these raybans that i've been wanting for forever.
new lense from my dad
some purple polish from santa. from l to r: catherine the grape, lincoln park after dark, midnight in moscow. can't wait to get this on my nails.
chocolate is always good.
a book to help me plan out the patio garden
lovely book on ceramics and porcelain