Monday, November 29, 2010

Nestled in the woods ....

My Winter Wonderland

Snow, snow and more snow ... spent the weekend clearing the driveway and around the house. So beautiful, crisp and fresh. I love it .... !!!!
Christmas lights are up, glistening in the dark, warmth of the fire ... just doesn't get any better then this.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Cookies ...

Baking & Decorating Complete

Well, a very productive day ... completed decorating the last of the cookies, snowflakes and shortbread ...! Yeah ...!!
Now in packages, vacuumed sealed and hidden away until needed. Less tempting that way for nibbling ... !! This week I hope to find the perfect Xmas tins, fill them and send them off to a few of my friends and family.

Next on the Christmas to do list ... writing and mailing out the Christmas cards ...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy 75th Birthday ...

Birthday Celebration !
Love you mom !

The family (except for Ian who was working out of town) were home for Thanksgiving weekend. We decided to celebrate this special birthday at the Heritage Inn for Sunday Brunch on Oct 10, 2010. Joining us were a few neighbours and friends. It was wonderful to see the great-grandchildren gathered around Oma ... with a little more help than I think Oma expected with her gift opening ... funny ... the children were disappointed for Oma that out of all her Birthday Cards no one had given her any MONEY ... !!! They think that money is the best gift ever to go buy whatever they want ... !!

After a few hours, (the children were getting bored as you can see them rolling out on the hallway floor) of feasting on the buffet, visiting, laughing we all headed home. Wishing you love, peace, health and happiness always ...!!! Now living on Vancouver Island to avoid the harsh winter in the Kootenays. Oh dear ... what was that I heard ? That it is a winter wonderland there ... laughing out loud ... thought you could get away without the white stuff ... hope you have a great day trudging thru the SNOW ... !!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rural Roads ....

Gingerbread & Glitter Christmas Craft Fair

On display products from Rural Roads (Natures Little Treasures)
Bath Salts, Bath Bombs, Bubble Bath and Bath Scrubs

Kendall has started a new business of natural bath products. This was her first experience of displaying her products. It was a successful weekend and we are so proud of her new venture. Wish her all the best as she travels down this "Rural Road"

And yes, this was her little helper ... Daigen ... we went to check out the fair and he decided it was better for him to monitor the situation from behind he table. What a charmer ...!!!

There was a silent auction of Christmas Trees and decorations with in the hall. This wreath is from Daigens school, and somewhere on the wreath is a Gingerbread man that he created.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lots of Snow ...

Well, what a surprise when I awoke this morning ... !! It started snowing yesterday and is still coming down. I was to leave for Alberta today ... but because of the poor winter driving conditions I decided to stay out here in beautiful BC ... darn it ... such is life ...!
I was already out early clearing snow so that I would be able to at least get down the driveway. Have shovelled the decks and now I think I'll wait until the snow stops before I venture out again. I'm getting tired ... time to cozy up with a book and a Chai Tea Latte ... mmmmmm sounds good to me!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tis the Season ...

To Start Baking ...

It's hard to believe it's that time of year again.
Spent the last few days with the Gingerbread Men.
They are usually the first cookies to be baked and decorated.
I find these cookies taste better, when they have had a few weeks to mellow before Christmas...
Next batch ready and waiting ......

Friday, November 12, 2010

Preparing for winter ...

We spent the last few weeks preparing for the winter season. We cleared
trees around the house and the boiler wood pile area. Dragged the trees
out into the field to be able to work on them out in the open, took us a
day to de-limb, stack the logs in the back corner to dry for
firewood then had a fire to burn the slash pile. In the
meantime, Mike decided to install a new boiler heating system. That
was another days work and with the help of our neighbour, we did manage
to remove the old boiler and place the new one. Took Mike a few
more hours to hook up the system before we had heat again. Job well
done ... !!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Birthdays ... !

Grandchildren's Birthdays

Daigen age 3 - June 29th

Ella age 3 - Sept 9th

James age 5 - Nov 5th

Craig age 7 - Nov 24th

We had a wonderful time with the kids at their Birthday Parties. Great to have the families together.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Trick or Treat !

Knight Family

Craig, James and Ella having fun trick or treating with their cousins in
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I miss you

A boat at the jetty in Kuredu Island...Maldives...
I am sending this boat to come and get you so we can soak up the sun and swim in the really warm waters!!! Pool boy photos later on! Xoxo, miss you!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Daigen ...

Daigen and Kendall dressed for Halloween
Pumpkin carving done by the whole family ... Ian's speciality ...!!!
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