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Wednesday, February 6, 2013


the backyard filled with snow

Here we are in northern Alberta enjoying our sweet family which includes our precious grandsons Ewan and Eli.

Ewan waiting to open gifts.

The day we arrived we had a wonderful Christmas celebration which included gifts galore and a very yummy turkey dinner.

Eli with the red hair and blue pools for eyes.

These two precious boys are keeping these grandparents on their toes.  They quickly warmed up to us considering they haven't seen me since last August or Grampie since January 2012.  Visits on Skype have certainly kept the bond going this past year.

Ewan got his very first drum set for Christmas.
He loves drums and wants to play them in church.
He also loves guitar and singing just like his daddy.

Doesn't he look like he's enjoying himself?

Murray snowblowing the driveway.  Actually, there was about 8 inches of compacted snow on the driveway that they've been chopping away at and piling along the side.  The snowbank on the right is really a raised sloped lawn with a retaining wall piled with the snow from the roof.  It's mandatory to clear your own sidewalk in front of your house but the streets only get cleared once every few weeks!  Yes, that's right.  The city puts signs up 2 days before saying they will be clearing snow and you have to get your vehicles moved off the street so they can do it.  It's an interesting process to see. (I watched on Skype one day)

There is so much snow here!  It's been snowing since late October and there haven't been many days without some falling.  It's also very cold here but much warmer than it was even a week ago.  It was -45 Celsius for a few days then.  Having -12 C is rather like a heatwave.  :)  I didn't know it could snow at -18C but it does.

Happy Eli

Relaxing with the grandsons on Sunday afternoon.

Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments on my last post.
I have been trying to read your blogs but I just don't have time to comment on them all.  

We are busy with the little guys and having FUN!!
I'll be back soon.

Blessings to you all,



  1. Girl, you were supposed to go somewhere warm...but then again, I bet your heart is overflowing with love for those grand babies. So you are not cold.


  2. What precious little boys! Have a wonderful trip and LEAVE THE SNOW THERE when you return! :)

  3. Great post and I know Ewan and Eli are keeping your hearts and soul warm!! Jackie.x

  4. Love, love, love seeing the grands! Eli has such beautiful auburn hair and blue eyes and Ewan is growing so tall not to mention handsome. Who got that child a drum set? It better not have been you and your hubby! Your daughter and her hubby won't stop talking about it. I once made the mistake of giving a toy with whistles and bells...oh my. I have yet to live it down. =D

    They don't plow the streets for two weeks? Good heavens! Does everyone have chains on their tires?

  5. Oh, a couple of cutie pies Pamela! Did it confuse Ewan having Christmas with presents again? And, turkey did have the celebration all over again.
    I hope our street ploughing doesn't go to every couple of weeks during winter, we'd never get out of the driveway. We're spoiled with having the sidewalks cleared by the town too.
    Think snow angles - show the grands how to do it grandma!

  6. What handsome little boys!! Have fun with them every chance you get. After all, you'll have to "store up" the memories until you see them again..

  7. How lovely to have a visit with 2 very cute grandsons. Enjoy your time with them and don't worry about blog visiting, there will be plenty of time for that when you get back home.

  8. Enjoy your grandkids! The last photo is a lovely picture.

  9. Enjoy those gorgeous grandkids, don't worry about getting around to blogs, what you're doing is so much more important! Hugs, Cindy

  10. Beautiful happy photos Pamela.

    Lovely children.

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  12. Ahhh... such dear wee boys.. Enjoy my friend.. xo

  13. Adorable, love the drummer . . . another musician in the family! I am sure you are enjoying every minute and rest will come when you are back home!

  14. Absolutely delightful pictures, Pamela. Your grandsons are gorgeous. Enjoy!

  15. Your grandson's are adorable!

  16. Look at the red heads! The drummer boy looks quite serious at his art!

  17. Awwww, how cute! I'm glad you had fun with your grandkids!

  18. Always partial to a red head - they are pretty special, my daughter is a red head, although her hair is not so bright anymore or the freckles as plentiful!! Have fun!

  19. Oh my...look at all that snow! I just can't imagine how beautiful it must be. So happy you get that special grandparenting time. Such sweet children.

  20. Hello Pamela. Please don't comment back to me the time for your family....we will talk when you get back home.Your grandsons are the sweetest and cutest little boys! I love little boys...all full of energy. I hope you and your family are truly enjoying each other.


  21. Hi Pamela - no reply necessary. I can see that you are having the very best time with those two little cuties. I'm a pushover for red hair - one of our grands is a red head too. Enjoy every moment! We're skyping with our little fellows too so that when we see them in Edmonton in April they'll remember us.

  22. Such precious boys! So, so cute! And, that snow! We wouldn't know what to do with it here! If we got snow like that, it would stop everything. Yet, it is beautiful!
    Stay warm and hug those grandkids a lot!

  23. Lively tomes! It all goes too fast, and then it breaks your heart a little to leave. Oh why can't we live next door until they're grown?

  24. First of all....YIKES...look at that snow!!!
    Secondly....awwwwwwww...they are so cute...
    Enjoy your time with Jacqueline says above...I am pretty lucky...Vivian and my daughter live about 5 minutes away...great for us!!!

    Linda :o)

  25. Great photo...with the grands! Snow. What's that? We have had such a lovely, mild winter here this year with next to no snow.

  26. You look very happy in this photo! Your grandkids are adorable!

  27. Pamela
    My how the boys have grown!
    Eli reminds me of an Irish lad with his red hair and blue eyes and Ewan reminds me of my older boys when they were young, so blond and cute.
    Northern weather can get mighty cold, but isn't fun to experience it first hand?

  28. Lovely pics of you and the boys - know you are having a great time even with the snow..............and you may have more when you get home!!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by dear - I'm busy getting back in the swing of normal life after that magical adventure to the end of the world!

    Have fun each day while on your vacation, hugs, Mary


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