Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas, Surprises and Chocolate

I am rewriting the lyrics to a well known classic...

"Christmas, Surprises and Chocolate...these are a few of my favorite things"

We have been busily decorating, shopping, planning, wrapping and scheduling since we got home a week ago...and the concerts and Christmas outings have also begun.

The relaxing pace and uninterrupted time together for Mark and I seems to have been left behind on the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean.

Somehow, amid my hubby's busy chauffeur schedule tonight, he made time to combine three of my favorite things into a special, somewhat nastalgic treat for me.

He came home and surprised me with a Laura Secord Chocolate Advent Calendar!
WE have a wonderful wooden advent calendar for the children that we add their favorite treats to, but I have not had an advent calendar myself, since I was a little girl.

After the over indulgence of chocolate at the chocolate buffet on the cruise, I was actually kind of sick at the idea of chocolate ....I know, UNBELIEVABLE!
Alas, My beloved hubby and my beloved Laura Secord have restored my heart and pallet to the ecstasy of a single divinely created piece of chocolate.

In my world one taste of chocolate perfection trumps an entire buffet without the slightest hesitation.


Shaun and Holly said...

What a great husband you have!!!!
I am happy for you that you got that wonderful treat!

Shari said...

I still give my kids advent calendars. I even took two to Peterborough on Saturday for Ryan and Jenna... "It's Tradition".

Cheryl said...

Sounds decadent. Gotta love chocolate.
Its my happy pill.

Rhonda said...

Sarah still loves her Advent calendar - my three look forward to it too.

It's fun to have wonderful traditions! I hope this is a 'new again' one for you!

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