Tuesday, December 07, 2010

It's Christmastime in the city

Sawyer and I took a quick trip downtown yesterday morning. It was early, and the shops were just opening. We had a lovely time, and enjoyed the Christmas decorations {Victoria is always pretty, but I think it looks especially nice this time of year...}

I love this building. It used to be a Christmas store, actually! Now it's a fancy pub.

Beautiful old building... another pub!

We met Jess for a quick cup of tea at Murchie's.

And then we headed next door to Munro's Books. It is sooo beautiful!

Sawyer was having a great time looking in all the shop windows.

Em! I must get this paper to wrap your present in next year, non?

We spent a bit of time hanging out in the children's books section. Of course.

We checked out Rogers Chocolates for stocking stuffers.

And admired the much-coveted Olympic mittens at The Bay {so much easier to come by now than they were back in February!}

My adorable little elf.


Today is less enjoyable. Things are crazy around here. I'm exhausted. Sawyer might have chicken pox {though it's looking positive that it's just an allergic reaction to his ear infection meds... I sure hope that's all it is because I might have a nervous breakdown otherwise}, the house is awash in drywall dust, I found a stack of Christmas cards I thought I'd mailed but obviously hadn't {oops!}, it's freezing cold in here and I can't find the axe to chop any kindling. Sigh. Really not my day... Perhaps tomorrow will be better?


  1. It looks like the festive season is well and truelly upon you. I hope Sawyer is ok, and that your week gets easier, sending you calming thoughts.

  2. Sawyer is adorable, Victoria is fantastic, Munro's is amazing, that wrapping paper is incredible... & tomorrow is bound to be better.

    Hang in there! XOXO!

  3. Thanks Em. If only you were here to have joined us. I promise not to have cried at Murchies!

    Love you.

  4. Those days are tough to get through . . . but there is always tomorrow. :) And Sawyer looks cute in his Santa hat, so there's that too. I'm jealous of these fancy pubs and want to transport myself to one, right now! Hope things get better for you very soon . . . and that Sawyer doesn't have the chicken pox!

  5. Oh, I know EXACTLY every spot and building and nook and cranny you took a photo of ... so lovely to see.

  6. oh my goodness! I would have smiled a huge smile if i had been downtown and seen a little blond boy cutie in a santa hat :)

    oh erin, i want to go to your city! it all seems magical ;) that book shop DIVINE and that wrapping paper-- oh so pretty!!!

    yes, tomorrow shall be a better day for sure. FOR SURE!

    i love you!

  7. i hope tomorrow is better for sure!

    victoria has some beautiful pubs! and sawyer is too sweet for words...especially in his seasonal hat!

  8. tomorrow's gotta be better! but those pictures look like you had fun so that's a plus!

  9. What a charming place you live! I would have loved to have joined you and Sawyer on your little downtown trip. I would love to walk those streets and have a nice drink in those beautiful pubs! Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world :) I'm sorry today has been one of those days, seems like every day has been like that for me lately. Praying tomorrow is better and that Sawyer doesn't have the chicken pox! Warm hugs your way Erin xo

  10. Cheer up, my dear. Tomorrow will definitely be better. Wish I could have visited that bookstore with you two -- it looks so sweet, as does the rest of Victoria.

    Sigh. I just love Christmas.

  11. Those shops look beautiful and from the peek inside the window inside is just as gorgeous.

    Couldn't help but think of this:
    "The sun'll come out
    So ya gotta hang on
    'Til tomorrow
    Come what may
    Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
    I love ya Tomorrow!
    You're always
    A day
    A way! "

    But of course sung by the little girl in our favourite film!!

  12. oh i'm sorry it's been rough for you lately. christmas really is a pretty stressful time, despite how romantic it is. BUT that downtown looks magical! i love all those pictures of the streets decorated and the store windows all festive, and of course that adorable little boy of yours! hang in there!


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