Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Merry Christmas to You All

We've been having a lovely Christmas this year. We've had good times with family, with friends, with our church, and here is a picture from the Waterloo family gathering. Hope you all have been enjoying a break from the normal routines, and have had some meaningful reflections on the birth of Christ, our Saviour.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jubal Class Photos

We had our Christmas concert for Jubal Cottage School last week. Jubal is a local homeschooling group focusing on the arts, and I direct the Junior and Senior choirs. All of our children are involved this year. Before the concert we stood the children up on the platform and took some "class photos" - here they are!

The Jubal student body is in this picture as the combined choir.

Junior Drama

Senior Drama

Senior Bell Choir

Senior Choir

Junior 1 Bell Choir

Junior 2 Bell Choir

Junior Choir

Our concert went very well! We had a lot of fun, and are already looking forward to the next semester!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

In Which We Hunt the Christmas Tree

We like to cut our own locally grown Christmas tree from a Christmas tree farm. This year I came along, which was the first time for several years. David said it was easier when there weren't six people giving their opinions on which tree would be best! However, we did find a tree, and have a good time.

Off to the hunt!

This tree still has a few years to grow!

We like this one!

Daddy gets cutting!

Carrying the tree back to the van.

David has loaded up plenty of canoes on top, so a tree is no big deal!

The tree gets tied down for its ride home!
Maybe I'll get some pictures up soon of how the tree looks indoors and decorated!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tyger, Tyger, burning bright...

Emmi was invited to a dress-up birthday party this fall. She chose to be a tiger! Daddy had the brilliant idea of using electrical tape on her orange clothes, to give her stripes. I bought the first eyeliner I have purchased since high school, to give her a nose and whiskers. I also bought an orange t-shirt at Goodwill, and Emmi used the serger to make a tail. We had some ears on a hair band from another costume, and she was ready to skulk in the shadows of the jungle.

Don't be frightened! This tiger can be quite friendly too!