Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Our Holidays

I just wanted to share some pictures of how we spent our holidays.  We had so many happenings this Christmas. It was so fun! Our kids put on a play for us with the kids from another family, Rebekah was in choir again and had beautiful performances, Jacob was in the Kid's Program at church.  We were supposed to be singing Christmas Carols and handing out sugar cookies at the elderly care home on Christmas morning, but Ben caught chickenpox from our friends  and, of course, they wouldn't let even some of us go. He was so happy to have chickenpox! Because we were going to get him vaccinated this year and he does not like vaccinations.  He didn't complain once or even scratch once, so luckily, he must have had a mild case. Christmas day was the first day he felt a little better.  We spent Christmas day with just us. It was nice.

We had a HUGE bon fire on New Years Eve. We burnt all the trees Larry had pushed down on our property the first year we moved here.  A couple of families from the neighbourhood stopped by.

The boys in the play they did with their friends.  It was really cool.

First thing Christmas morning. I'm hiding my face. Too early.

Ben bought this pool table for Jacob for Christmas. This year we all had to buy our presents for each other at the thrift store or garage sales with a $10 budget. We all got some pretty amazing gifts and it was fun looking throughout the year for just the right thing.

This is what Larry bought with his Christmas money from his parents. It's some kind of roller thing for going under cars.

On December 27th, Larry's sister and her husband came up for a visit. We were so happy!!! They were the only family we saw over the holidays.

Getting the bon fire going on New Year's.

The holidays are over and we are back into school and trying to get everything back to normal around here. Although, we have one more distraction for the next 4 days, my mom is coming all the way from Vancouver Island, British Columbia for a visit. We couldn't be more excited!

God bless.


  1. Looks like a wonderful Christmas had by all. Your home looks so warm and cozy. Love the bonfire on New Years, that's really neat. Blessings Francine.

  2. Looks like a wonderful Christmas and New Years. I love the idea of spending $10 at the thrift store and look what Ben was able to buy for Jacob! Good eye Ben. The play put on by the kids looks like so much fun. I bet it was a pleasure to watch to. Mom is more that excited about coming for a visit and especially to witness Rebekah's baptism. See you soon.

  3. Wow, I always love the idea's you have for Christmas and the values you instill in your children not only during this special time but through out the year. You two are not only a cute couple but wonderful parents. You both must be so proud of Rebekah. Well my friend keep posting, I love seeing what you are all up to. Love you all lots. The Bolt family

    1. Debby, you're so nice! Thank you for your kind words. God bless you and your family.