Category Archives: Christmas
May Peace be your gift at Christmas
& your blessing all year through!
Wishing all my family and friends a very Happy Christmas,
Sending you heaps of love from my house to yours!
I love parades! Growing up my family had a tradition to go over to friends of the family. There we would gather around the TV and watch the Santa Claus parade from Toronto. At some point the paper and pens would come out and we’d all write our letters to Santa Claus. Even when I lived in Toronto (for about 5 years)…I never went to the parade to see it live, but would watch the TV broadcast from my house, baking cookies and write my letter to Santa! I think at some point I need to go to the Toronto Parade in Person!
Northern parades are even more special… often there is more people IN the parade than standing around WATCHING the parade! Everyone climbs in their vehicles and take part! I remember being in the Canada Day Parade in 2009! In 2009 I also watched the Santa Claus Parade in Iqaluit… (I was there for my Birthday Weekend Getaway!)
This morning I HEARD the parade start in Downtown…then go to UPTOWN, and finally CROSS the bridge to my part of town! The inner kid in me was SO excited… I couldn’t wait, to get a glimpse of Santa…even though it was so cold!
Some of the vehicles decorated their cars…. Most people in the cars had Santa hats on and were excited to wave to myself and my neighbours! There were firetrucks, RCMP trucks, Hamlet vehicles, cars, trucks, ATVs and Snowmobiles that were all part of this parade!
In Pang, Santa leads the parade… but I decided to put his photo at the end of my post! Santa was throwing out ‘goodie’ bags of candies… and had some awesome tunes… I might have just done a little dance! My one regret this Christmas is that I won’t be able to go to one of the Inuktitut Dances…and practice up on my scottish reels and fancy footwork!
I’m so glad I got to see the Pang Parade… Now that I finished the last-week-of-work-before-my-holidays AND now that I’m officially on holidays, it makes Christmas seem that much closer!
I’m not sure Benjamin could see much out of his hat… I seem to remember taking shots of him at his first birthday with his summer hat.. and it had the same issues.. perhaps that’s just the way he likes to wear them!
“Look at me… zoom so fast!” said Benjamin…
I had had been outside only with my barefeet in sandals… but then Samuel came to the door… and who could say no to a face like that! (I did put on my snow pants, socks, coats etc… and then the story continued!!)
My mum got these awesome shovels… and the boys really love them!
..see he does have eyes!! 😉
Our first discovery… the pumpkin… (left for the deer to eat…) but we decided to bury it with more snow…
A quick shot of all three of us… but the adventure must go on!
I’m not sure if Benjamin knew at this moment that Samuel was about to dump a shovel full of snow on his head!!!
He turned and said, “No, not on Ben-man!” and Samuel listened…
Near the river that goes into the lake.. we found tracks… after some discussion we decided to follow the ones going back towards the house.. because it’s not safe to go onto the river, or lake.
Benjamin kept getting ‘stuck’… this involved him sitting down in the snow… declaring himself stuck, then Samuel coming to ‘shovel’ him out…. quite a fun and exciting game they have created for themselves…
Snow on the face is CHILLY!!!
At the end of the adventure….
Samuel, I was so excited to be there today!! Great job singing…you made your Aunt Sarah smile with pride!!
I have been enjoying being at my mum’s house…. with a view like this… who wouldn’t be happy!?
Icicles dripping off the roof…. makes me want to go out and break one off and chew on it…