30 Dec 2016

Party in Manitoba

Adam and Eric took a short trip to Manitoba to celebrate a late Christmas and new years eve. Looked like the party was getting a little out of hand...

...until dessert arrived.

Prior to the celebrating, they arrived in Manitoba 1 day after a blizzard and enjoyed the cold temperatures. The snow piles were just staring to get cleared (they truck it away), so it took a little longer to get places.

Lots of family visited and we all ended up in the kitchen!

25 Dec 2016

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Christmas morning around our house is much calmer than it used to be, although we did have an overnight visitor this year (Maddy's best friend Abby). We were all up at a reasonable time and opened presents in an orderly fashion.

Eric got a number of bottles and a great leather messenger bag.

Wendy got an infinity scarf, hot chocolate, and several hugs from the boys.

 Adam was happy to get a video camera to mount on his motorcycle helmet and a torque wrench.

Parker got lots of accessories for his car and a nice robe that fits him. He could not figure out what the silver cylindrical device was for (originally thought it was a pen) - even when the 'pressure gauge' was pulled out of one end, he still had no idea.  We will probably tell him later...

Maddy and Abby got some chewing materials. Here, Maddy licks her lips after tasting her new grey rat. Both dogs remained in the middle of the action all morning.

More photos to come - we will go to Wendy's mom's later today then to watch Rogue One: Star Wars later this evening.

6 Dec 2016

Christmas is coming...

Well, the unmistakable signs of Christmas are happening around our house -  even if the weather is more like October.

Somehow we all ended up in the same room at the same time to put up the tree.

While the tree was going up, Wendy was "cooking"! Her annual Nuts &  Bolts batch was heating in the oven during the tree trimming.

Somehow the tree no longer looks as big as it used to be...

All we need now are the presents.