Ewan and Eileen enjoyed their first Christmas. Actual Christmas day was spent on Vancouver Island with my family, but we got some photos of Eileen and Ewan opening gifts at our house back in Calgary. Kyle carried on his family’s tradition of preparing a venison tourtière for Christmas Eve dinner, and Grandma Shivas made an Acadian Chicken Fricot. Christmas Day was full of family, fun and good food. There were 14 of us at Christmas family dinner. We had a great time!
My parents came for a visit last week to spend some time with the twins. The weather was great and my mom was able to go out for a ski in the mountains and Janet was able to go for a small run and take the dogs for walks while grandma and grandpa watched the babies.
Grandma spent lots of time hanging out with the babies and helping Eileen practice sitting up.
Shortly after waking up today the snow began to fall, and then it really began to fall. Finally some legitimate winter weather!
We had planned to go and cut our own Christmas trees with Diana and Jeremy and our friend Sean and his son Solace. Unfortunately, Diana ended up having to work, and Sean was feeling less than chipper. Janet and I deliberated about postponing our plans until next weekend, but with forecasts calling for daytime highs below -20°C next weekend we decided to strike while the iron was hot, or, at least not quite as cold.
We loaded up the thermoses, and dogs and chainsaw and hit the road.