Thursday, December 31, 2009

Holiday Pictures

Here are some photos of the past few days:

This is me and my brother, and Kaitlyn of course, on Christmas day after we opened all our presents.

There have been plenty of games to play, from "tri-ominoes" to tripoley, we've kept busy!

Grammy and Kaleb look like they're having a good time!

Even Joy's mom flew in to spend Christmas with us here in Ohio.

This is my nephew Sam, growing growing growing!

This is my multi-talented sister-in-law, Aly.

And what Christmas would be complete without a little wrestling?!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Finishing Up

Cookies and Christmas music, snowball fights and fireplaces, hot chocolate and family--it's that time of year once again! That's good because I think the snow is here to stay in Sherbrooke. We're living in a perpetual state of "flurries." Tomorrow we're supposed to get "beaucoup de neige" [lots and lots of snow] thanks to the snowstorm that's hit the rest of the US earlier this week. I'm half-way through my final exams for the semester, only three more tests and then I'm done!

Joy finishes her first semester on Friday as well, and we are hoping to leave Saturday morning for Ohio. I hear rumors of snow along our route...measured with a yard stick, so we'll see how long it takes us to get there. Usually, it should take about 15 hours, but with a baby and the weather, it will probably take significantly longer =) Our classes begin again on January 5th, so we will head back a few days before then.

Kaitlyn got her first taste of snow today; I don't think she liked it. She must have gotten some of that California blood from her mommy. When we come back for the winter semester I'll have to take her sledding and see how she likes that. But I'll have to wait for a warm day around 10 or 20 degrees. We did get an opportunity to take a family photo though right after I finished my oral exam.

We are definitely looking forward to some time off from our studies, and we'd ask you to pray for a safe journey to Ohio and a refreshing time with our family.