We’ve just spent a wonderful morning – opening a few gifts, going to church, having lunch with a group from church, and then heading back home to finish opening gifts and trying some of them out. Now Talia is downstairs reading in her new hammock chair and Kaisa is in her room trying out her new water speakers, and I’m getting ready to head to the kitchen to make some add-ons to the turkey that’s already starting to smell good in the background. Hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas too!
Here’s our Christmas letter, if you haven’t seen a copy yet:
A year ago we had no clue that this Christmas Card would be coming from British Columbia rather than Alberta. But it’s been a good—albeit somewhat unexpected—year. Other than the move, here are a few of our 2016 highlights:
Kevin * trips to Edmonton, Winnipeg, Fort St. John & Nigeria * first 100 K ultra * an eye operation that means NO MORE GLASSES *
Michele * family trip to Halifax * weekly hiking with Calgary friends (& now with BC friends) * Celebrating 20th (ours) & 50th (Oma & Opa’s) anniversaries
Talia * learning to drive * junior wrangling at camp * swimming 5000 m just because * grade 9 grad *
Kaisa * wrestling in the Alberta Winter Games * first half-marathon * hosting a French exchange student * SERVE Trip to Victoria * (dipping a toe in both oceans in a single year!) *
We’re starting to adjust to our new normal here (and we have a guest room, if you’re ever passing through). We wish you a wonderful holiday season with time to reflect on the significance of Christmas.