Mom turned 80 on September 27, 2008.
That year, as we had on several previous Christmases, Mom and I attended the nativity celebration in a neighbour’s barn. The live pageant was complete with sheep and donkeys. That same year we created a Christmas Eve video of our winter adventures including walking in the winter wonderland around Mom’s big red brick house on the hill, decorating the tree, sitting by the fire, and doing lots of blowing kisses underneath the mistletoe.
I love love love this video set to the music of Celine Dion; I took all the pics in and around Mom’s place with the exception of the last one of Mom and I (which was taken by our friend Judy) in the barn after the nativity celebration: