Christmas has come and gone for another year. We had a very enjoyable Christmas Eve and Day with family. Our church's Christmas Eve service was so beautiful and well attended with about 600 people there. The weather was perfect - mild (8C) and clear.
Christmas Day's weather was sunny and mild again (10C). We had a green and white Christmas as you can see by the photo above. The rain and fog ate most of the snow away before the big day so it was perfect for travelling. Our son and his wife joined us at church for Christmas Eve then came to our house for a delicious meal.
Christmas morning shenanigans. :)
Mark and Jenn came up for breakfast on Christmas morning before we opened our gifts. We are not sports fans at all and may only watch hockey during the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the late winter if our team is winning. Our team isn't Montreal Canadiens though. (it would be Toronto or Boston) But, it is our son and daughter-in-law's team so they thought Murray should have a Montreal Canadiens toque for the winter. :-) We enjoyed a Skype visit with our daughter and her family in Alberta while they ate their breakfast and the boys showed us their new super hero costumes. They are so cute!!
Murray and I went to Hampton to his sister and brother-in-law's for dinner. The drive was beautiful.
The farther we drove along the highway the less snow there was.
Saint John - the port city.
Kayaking on the Kennebacasis River in Hampton on Christmas Day. This would normally have ice in it and snow all around. We also noticed walkers, runners and people on motorcycles along our way that day.
We had a great visit and dinner there and drove home in the dark. When we got home the Full Cold Christmas Moon was up so I took a photo of it. There was a skim of cloud over it for a while.
On Boxing Day we had a quiet day and visited good friends of ours for the evening. When we got home I suddenly wasn't feeling great and next thing I knew I had the flu! I was up and down most of the night and slept all day Sunday! My side of the family was to gather at my niece's in Sussex but we decided to cancel due to the snow storm that was predicted on Sunday and in the end, my being sick would have prevented me from going anyway. So disappointing! I am feeling much better today (Monday) and have had a banana and toast. Oh...we did get a snowstorm. We got about 20 cm. of snow!! And we have another storm coming tomorrow with another 20 cm. of snow!
One thing - snow we can deal with. When I see on the news of the terrible destruction from tornadoes in the US my heart breaks for those who have suffered loss of life, home and possessions. Such a tragedy!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and holiday. Soon it will be a new year to start fresh and I wish you all a year of blessings, peace, joy, good health, and special moments.
I'm looking forward to trying these out soon! A gift from Murray.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays.