We hope that your Christmas holidays were ones of joy and happiness and enjoying being around your family! We sure loved being together here and celebrating the birth of our Savior.
Here's a quick look at our Christmas and New Year's celebrations:
Our annual Christmas Eve program with Hannah, Sarah, and Jonathan entertaining the rest of the family in song and music. You can click on this link to hear them sing one of the songs they sang this season: Jesus, the Light of the World...Christmas program 2014.
I'm not sure she knew what to think! She kept saying, "Oh, my! Oh, my! Oh my!"
She's been pretty cute trying to figure out how to use it. It's been a great way to keep in touch with her now that she's back in South Carolina until the end of March. We've been emailing her almost every day and sending her pictures. Very cute.And look who arrived after Christmas! Jonathan's fiancee, Bethany, was here with her whole family for several days and made herself right at home in the kitchen. It was fun to celebrate New Year's Eve with her family here just as we celebrated at their home in Canada last New Year's Eve.Bethany brought us a new family game...Crokinole, and we had so much fun playing! Have you heard of it? Here are Sarah and Jonathan playing with Bethany's sisters Honour and Blessing: Miss Libby was a fantastic Crokinole player and showed me some tips: Granny left instructions before she headed back to my sister's house that Bethany could pick out any basket she'd like to have for a Christmas gift from her. So...we all bundled up and trekked down to Granny's basket shed to check out the baskets:Success! Bethany picked out a Cottage Basket as her favorite. You can find a cottage basket almost like this one in Granny's Etsy Shop: And, of course, we traveled over to their future home still in progress. Unfortunately, I don't have an updated whole house photo showing all the windows in or the front porch built...so I'll just post this one which shows Jonathan taking Bethany to see what's been accomplished since she last visited in October: Jonathan spent some time measuring where the kitchen island would be located so she could envision how the kitchen would look: It always pays to bring a book along when adults talk a very l-o-n-g time!And then...it was time to come home and start working on more immigration paperwork. What a laborious task to make sure all bases are covered and everything is in order: Before we knew it, the time had flown, and it was time for everyone to head back to Canada.
Hey...let's Skype Granny on her new tablet so she and Aunt Bet can say hello while Bethany and her family are still here. That was fun!Well, I'll close out this first post of 2015 as we begin our 11th year of blogging. It's hard to believe we received the blog as a Christmas gift back in December, 2004, and started recording all our adventures!
It's been so much fun, and we've enjoyed getting to meet and know so many people we never would have known! Amazing!