I have not written since November, so I thought I'd start by posting picture highlights of the days leading up to Christmas. December was really fun this year with Ryder. He wasn't totally aware of exactly what Santa Claus meant or the tree or any of the other traditions of Christmas, but he embraced them and my enthusiasm for all of those just the same!
One Saturday, early in December, the weather was beautiful, so we ventured out for some Winter Family fun! We headed towards Banff, intending to take in the Santa Claus Parade at 6pm. On the way, we stopped at Heart Creek for a little hike.