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Friday, 3 January 2014


We finished 2013 in the company of friends. Glenn and family came for lunch last Tuesday and it was so good to have some time together. Their oldest son Ryan was home from medical school so we felt honoured that they would take some time to visit. 

They are an active family of five boys and Alisha who will soon be three years old. The boys love their little sister and take such good care of her. 

All of the boys are talented with Charles building his own airplane, Ben working in construction and Eric and Alex wishing they were older and able to drive the car. Alisha, she just likes to play and help her mom.

Speaking of talent,  this is a singing family and they gave us a beautiful rendition of "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder" acappella.  Such harmony, such beautiful voices and we were blessed to have them share with us.

While we have been spending most of our time inside where it's warm and we can enjoy company we do venture out now and then.

Yesterday, Mary layered up and went out on the snowshoes to hike the trails with Charlotte.

I took her picture as she was heading out .....

..... then grabbed a log and dashed back inside. When it's -28*C out I prefer my chair by the wood stove.

This morning at 6:30 it was -31*C outside and it feels like -39*C

We are expecting 10-15 cm of snow on Sunday, with another 10 cm on Tuesday. 

Life in the north, cold, clean and breathtaking.


  1. Yipppeeee I just found it in my Bookmarks. Wish I could get it on my toolbar like I used to have it... Damn Google for changing my settings.......Happy New Year will chat with you soon.

    1. Hi Pat;

      Welcome back, glad you found us again.