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Entries in christmas (8)


Baby... It's cold outside

This morning we woke up to a winter wonderland! In Vancouver we usually get a couple of days of light snow but today we got sooo much! The whole world sort of stops and turns into a quiet, white, magical place. David left for work this morning at 7, and then once he saw the chaos on the highway he turned around, came home and we ran around in the snow with Sid (our pup), made snow ice cream, watched the grinch, and took some wintery belly pics before it all melts away!

Enjoy this cozy weekend... 5 days until christmas! woo! 



We got so spoiled from our generous friends and families! I wasn't going to do a presents post cause I felt weird about it, I don't like how thats what "Christmas is". But I love finding out about new things from seeing other bloggers products so I figured I'd share with you to see some of these cool little treasures. 

1. Sea Salt Soap - Great minds think alike I guess, my dad bought this for David, and I bought it for my mom and my sister. Sea salt all around! 

2. Retro Stylus Pen - That is what all these nifty arrows are drawn with. 

3. Numbered Cocktail Glasses - I had my eye on these all winter, I guess my mom knows me well! 

4. Boo's Block Cutting board - I never though i would get excited about a cutting board, but if you have your own kitchen you understand.

5. Fujifilm instax - So excited to gte some film and start using this baby!

6. Pocket Knife - We did secret santa with our friends this year and our friend joe gave this and #9 to David. So perfect for him!

7. Nars Lip Pencil - I love bright colours!

8. 2013 Calendar - My good friend Tegan got me this calendar she's knows my taste oh so well.


a bit of this, a bit of that

1. David has been fighting a cold for the past week, and this morning I woke up with it full on. I'm laying in bed right now trying to keep myself awake a little longer so i can still sleep tonight.

2. We finally got snow!! It is so exciting... It makes it feel so much more christmasy!

3. We've been doing lots of christmas shopping this week. Even though the malls are chaotic I really do love it. 

These photos are from iphone. Instagram @bethanymenzel


festive evening

Last night we took a walk down memory lane. When David and I started dating it was christmas time and he was working at Art Knapps tieing christmas trees on cars. So every year since then we go back to visit Art Knapps at christmas time, smell the christmas trees, drink complimentary apple cider, and look through all the decorations. When I got in the car last night had Avett Brothers playing and a pack of cinnamon gum, that may sound rather random but both those things remind us SO much of our first christmas together which was one of the most magical times of our lives. This year we decided we that every year on our little outing we would get a decoration! The little reindeer was our choice this year! We ended of the night with wine, cheese, and Love Actually.  



All glory

I just downloaded the King's Kaleidoscope Christmas ep "Joy has dawned" (which I highly reccommend downloading, esceially for only $4!) and the song "All glory be to christ" came on, and I was so absorbed by it! Listening to the lyrics with such awesome meaning, it set my focus on the one I love, rather than all the easy distractions of what we make christmas.

Should nothing of our efforts stand, No legacy survive, Unless the Lord does raise the house, In vain its builders strive. 

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain, Tell me what is your life, A mist that vanishes at dawn, All glory be to Christ! 

All glory be to Christ our king! All glory be to Christ! His rule and reign will ever sing, All glory be to Christ!

(photo from our weekend in beautiful whistler, bc)