Friday, December 29, 2017

Cold Weather, Christmas Gifts,and a Birthday

Today I reached the good old age of 62. Looking in the mirror this morning I wondered where all the years have gone. Other than being stiff in the mornings (I have to work out the kinks) I don't feel any older. Though I do know I won't be doing any summersaults or hand stands anymore, the center of gravity in this rather well rounded body has changed over the years. I am trying my hardest to grow older gracefully and think I am succeeding for the most part.

Today is our coldest day of the year. Our high was when I got up this morning at -22 C with a wind chill making it feel like -35 C. Now the temperature is -30 C and the wind chill is making it feel like  -45 C. Supposedly the temperature is going to drop over night to -39 C and I don't even want to think about what it will feel like with the wind chill.

One great thing when it is this cold is we get sundogs. 

 I love this.

Thought that I would share a few pictures of our Christmas morning with you all. Though now that our sons are much older it seems that gift opening is happening later and later in the day.

Even Shania got in on the gift opening, though she seemed much more interested in what was going on outside.

Kurt opening his gift from Kris. A mini drone, perfect for him to fly around the hills and valleys near his home in Drumheller, Alberta.

Kris wouldn't let me take a picture of him, but here he is snuggled into his quilt of many colours with his mitts, scrubby washcloths, and rice bag.

A picture of him with the rice bag on his neck. Not the most attractive of pictures, but I had to sneak it.

Harvey holding up his pj bottoms. He figured I went for a nautical theme this year. You can see my new coffee pot from Kris in the corner. The last time he was home my Keurig wasn't working properly so he thought a new one was in order. Cause I am miserable before I have my first cup in the morning.

Me unwrapping my gift from Kurt. Another sewing machine (I really have to sell my straight sewing one). He was a bit upset as he didn't realize I had a machine that I could do free motion quilting on. I told him that one can never have too many sewing machines! They do break down and need servicing.

Harvey bought me a new cell phone (which I picked out with Kris's help) on the Saturday, just before Christmas. He felt however I should have something to unwrap Christmas morning. 

So he bought me this....It made me cry.

Our little angel safe in the arms of Jesus. He even went through the albums until he found a picture. Got to love a man who knows how much this would mean to me.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.


  1. Happy Birthday Jackie, have a wonderful day.
    Jesus was a very thoughtful gift.
    Just have to say what a beautiful home you have. x

  2. What a wonderfully thoughtful gift, I think I would have blubbed too. Happy birthday, I'll be 62 this year too.

  3. What a touching gift from your sweetie. We do carry our loved ones in our hearts along with Jesus. God bless and keep you and yours! Mary L. (kindhearted1)