Saturday, 13 January 2018

Walking on the Pond...

We walked out onto the frozen pond recently. It was sunset after a cold day and it was fun to get outside as a family. We didn't stay too long outside, however!

 Walking along the edge of the pond.
 Family selfie.
 Frozen bubbles in the ice.
The frozen pond after sunset.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Ice Fishing on the Pond...

Riaan and I bundled up and went outside this past Saturday, 6th January. We went and watched our neighbours ice fish on the frozen pond. We both enjoyed seeing the fish being caught through the hole in the ice. :) And if you were wondering, the ice was a solid eight inches (or twenty centimetres) thick!

 Riaan investigates the hole in the ice.
 Bluegill fish lying on the ice.
Fishing through the frozen pond.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Christmas Day...

We joined Candace's family for a Christmas brunch on Christmas Day. We enjoyed a lovely meal together and then opened presents and stockings in the lounge. It was great to celebrate Jesus' birth as a family together.

 Candace's dad reading Luke's account of the Nativity.
 Waiting to open presents.
 Uncle Matt hanging out with Riaan.
 Riaan opening his stocking.
 Riaan having fun with Uncle Joe.
Cousins together. :)

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Christmas Eve...

We continued our tradition, started last year, by having a family Christmas meal together. It was a cold, snowy Christmas eve, and it was really nice to be inside cooking a meal. We had a lovely roast chicken complete with stuffing, roast vegetables and peas. And, of course, we had (fruit) mince pies with brandy butter to complete the meal. It was delicious!

 Cold and snowy outside.
 Yummy mince pies inside!
 Riaan enjoying his mince pie.
 Candace reads the Christmas story before dinner.
 Riaan playing with his presents.
Our Christmas dinner spread. :)

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

West Baden Springs Christmas Tree...

We went to West Baden Springs Hotel for the afternoon of Saturday, 23rd December. We wanted to show Riaan their large Christmas tree and see what else was happening down there. We enjoyed relaxing in the large hotel foyer and listening to real carollers singing Christmas songs. It was lovely!

 Family photo in front of the beautiful tree.
 Christmas carollers.
 Grand piano.
 Candace and Riaan in front of the tree.
 The foyer's large fireplace.
Looking up at the massive dome over the foyer.