Christmas Decorating

We went hunting for Christmas tree this morning and found a really great one. We tried a new tree farm this year and had a wonderful experience. Stomping through the trees with family and friends, watching a rabbit hop past us looking for cover.There were many to choose from but we finally found just the right one.

Once we had the tree the kids all had some hot chocolate and a home made cookie. If you’re from the Annapolis Valley I would certainly recommend checking out Shepherd Family Christmas Trees.

This afternoon Jen rushed around getting the house lit up, then this evening getting the lights and sinamay on the tree. One of my favourite things to sit and take in the glowing light and smell of spruce filling the room.

Favourite Winter Activity

Today we are visiting Ross Farm Museum for their annual winter frolic event. As we were walking from the car into the snow we were talking to the kids about the different activities that were on.

There is sledding, snow shoes, horse sleigh rides, and hot chocolate. At the mention of hot chocolate Caile pipes up:

That’s my favourite winter activity!

Christmas Café with Hot Chocolate

Tonight at our Church we held our annual Christmas Café. We get together with friends, very talented people get up and perform, and there are snacks and hot chocolate for everyone.

This year my two youngest Daughters Caile and Ella along with my twin nieces decided they would sing The First Noel. They did a wonderful job.

Last minute Alexandria found the courage to get over her stage fright and went up and sang Silent Night a capella.

Noah didn’t perform but he enjoyed the snacks. He even patient waiting for the hot chocolate to cool off. Just as it reached the right temperature he went to take a sip to test and promptly spilled a bunch on his leg. Without missing a beat he looked, grinned at me and said:

“It feels just about right.”

The Café is always one of my favourite nights and I’m very proud of my daughters for sharing their songs with everyone.