My favourite tree in our backyard.
Murray had some snow blowing to do.
We are back home from the wild west, back to our quiet house, back to lots of snow, and back to routine. We had a wonderful vacation visiting our daughter and family and enjoyed our three grandsons who kept things very lively for 11 days. The quiet here at home is almost deafening. :)
This was Boxing Day morning as we had flown out on Christmas morning so got to celebrate a second Christmas with these 3 sweet superhero boys. The littlest one practically lived in his Captain America costume. The other two are wearing pj's in this pic.
Superheroes need smoothies to give them strength.
Captain America, Iron Man and Spider Man. 😍😍😍
On our second night there we went to a park to see the Festival of Lights which was so amazing. The family went sliding on the hill while I walked and took pictures. We'd never seen anything like this at home.
Just a small part of the light display.
And this is the sliding hill. Magical!
One day we walked to a sushi restaurant nearby for supper in the crisp cold air. Well, Murray, Jennifer and I walked. The rest went in the truck as it was too cold for the little ones. The food was so delicious and it was great to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
Another day in the new year Murray and I went to the huge mall. We love this road that cuts across the prairie farmland north of Calgary. The views are amazing.
The Rocky Mountains are way off in the distance on the horizon.
It was a great trip and although the kids were fighting colds and fevers we remained healthy but oh so tired. It is exhausting being around small children for days when one isn't used to it!! And, how we miss them!! They keep us young and active and alert! Those of you who have grandkids nearby are certainly blessed. Never take that for granted. You are such an important part of their lives and they have so much to learn from each of us. Enjoy them!
Since we've been home (last Thursday night) we had a bit more snow added to the already 2 plus feet on the ground. Winter is in full force here and it's been bitterly cold yesterday and today. There is a warm front coming in tomorrow which will bring the temperatures up above freezing along with rain....not something we like in winter as it just adds to the mess, but is common....our January thaw.
I took these next photos on Sunday morning on the drive to church with my cell phone through the window. We'd had a fresh few inches of snow the night before and it was still snowing lightly.
I hope to get out snowshoeing soon and maybe even on the snowmobile with Murray (when it gets repaired) and take some photos out in nature.
Have a great week and thank you for visiting!!