Happy Holidays

I know I've been delinquent in posting for a few weeks.  What can I say?  Busy work schedules, last minute shopping, holiday parties and a bad case of the flu have all drained my time.  

The ice storm in Toronto this week has left many without power, but we were lucky enough to continue work as usual.  Now, I'm nursing a cold, trying to find a Christmas movie to watch on Netflix and teaching myself to darn socks so that I can repair a hole caused by a splinter in our floor... Not exactly exciting, but we're keeping warm and busy.

We are awaiting our bathroom window installation and I have told Corey to use it as an excuse to take a well-deserved break from the renos in the meantime.

When I look back on this past year, I know that we have so much to be thankful for.  This truly was one of those years when so many things came together and Corey and I can't believe how different this Christmas feels when compared with our last Christmas in the condo.  

In the new year, I'll be back to posting more regularly and I hope to have many wedding and renovating updates to share.  For now, I'll leave you with the poem we included in our holiday cards this year:

T'was Christmas 2012, and we longed for a house.
Still living in our condo, Corey still not my spouse.
Two years on the board, lots of work, toil and sweat,
We were determined to sell our "unsellable" condo yet!

For Corey had hammered and drilled every inch,
With a healthy reserve fund, we prayed, a deal we could clinch.
But most things worth having require some time,
It took some work, but eventually, the property ladder we climbed.

We sold and we bought... the little house of our dreams.
We began renovating, making such a good team!
We were happy as clams, our hearts full of glee,
And then Corey surprised me, by getting down on one knee.

With clients, committees, renos and a wedding to plan,
I turned to Corey and said "No more projects!  They're banned!"
But my Corey, you know that his generosity abounds,
So don't be too surprised that we're now also fostering greyhounds.

There were no vacations this year, since we're saving our cents.
Okay, that's not true.  (If you count camping in tents!)
But still, this has been our most carefree year ever.
We can't wait to update you on our next big endeavour.

And so we leave you, dear friends with our warmest of wishes:

That your year be filled with love, health, happiness and other meaningful riches.

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