Sunday, December 30, 2012

Winter Wonderland

 How beautiful!  I was a bit awestruck at this path we hiked on.  It was so still and peaceful. Snow everywhere, truly beautiful.  We walked along the path and had lots of fun taking turn being the leader in Narnia!!

 Oliver taking a break!!

 Hudson and mom, loving every minute!

 Grandma Bowering and the gang!

 Grandpa Bowering and the gang!

 A farther back shot, you can see the lake in the background!!

Time to head back and have some chili!

Christmas 2012

 Christmas Eve service at our church, here we are lighting the Advent Candles

 Santa left the boys a sled and a hockey table!!!

 We spent a few days at the cottage this year, what a great time, hiking, having fun... these aren't all the pictures, I plan to upload more soon.
Hudson on a hike, Jackson, close behind!

 Oliver and Dad - 2 cool dudes!

 Making the trek up the hill!!

 Hudson again!

 Taking a slow spin on the ski doo!

 Cleared off some ice to play hockey with grandma and grandpa!

 Resting after a long hike, it was beautiful, the trail was all covered over with trees and snow, it was a winter wonderland, so beautiful, loved every minute of it!

Enjoying hot chocolate in fancy mugs!!

Friday, December 21, 2012


Look at this handsome dude, all ready for his Christmas concert at school.
Jackson you did such an amazing job, and I loved how you kept what you were doing a secret.  I was so proud of you on your last song that you did in sign language :)  Way to go, I understood everything you signed!!!  So proud of you!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year :)

 A well deserved treat after adding all the sprinkles to the sugar/shortbread cookies....wait a second... how does Dad get to sneak in this picture...... I don't recall seeing him add any sprinkles  ;)

 Oliver telling me the best part is the sprinkles!

 Jackson said the best part was the icing - cream cheese icing  YUM!!!

 Hudson said his favourite part was both the icing and the sprinkles!!!

Annual Christmas picture, we had some rough spots with the boys taking this shot but all in all it turned out well!!  Can't wait to have the fire going on Christmas morning, very excited.
We are incredibly blessed, 2012 has been a wonderful year for us.  We have nothing to complain about, life is very very good!!! :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Decorating the Tree

Getting ready to decorate the tree, with popcorn and hot chocolate in paper Starbucks cups that the store gave me.  I have to tell you I love decorating our tree, I complain sometimes b/c John (being the extremist, that he is...) always chooses the biggest tree.  But this year I was very thankful to have such a large tree b/c we always have so many ornaments and we fit them all on this year.
Merry Christmas!!! It's going to be a good one!!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Jackson's Birthday Surprize

Here's the video of how the secret hockey rink all came together!!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Jackson's Birthday Party

 A Star Wars Themed Party was ordered for this soon to be 7 year old.  Here are the light sabers... the kids loved them!!

 Star Wars Coloured Cupcakes!!!  Another big hit!!

 Eating subs from subway, drinking pop ... having a great time!!!
Jackson I love how excited you are in this picture!!

A great time had by all!!