Spring around the corner?

The season of Lent is underway and, as we begin to contemplate entering the desert with Christ, we feel that we are immersed in the richness that there is in the Catholic faith. With this season also comes the increase in things happening around here. But it is great being able to be the organizers and being a full part of it all:) Last week we had a holy hour with Adoration to spend some time with the Lord before the start of Lent. Although it was a small turnout it was a great time to re-connect with God and just be in the silence. We had an Ash Wednesday service this week and just prayed the Stations of the Cross (and will continue every Friday in Lent).

It is 5 degrees Celsius here, but in the sun it feels like 15; pretty much t-shirt weather today. They had their annual ‘Winter-fest’ at the school and had snowshoes and cross country skis for all ages, so we all got to try it out!

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Today, in Telegraph Creek, with the sun shining and the snow melting!

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Winter-fest; Kateri on X-Country skis

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First time on cross-country skis and enjoying it:) Isaiah & Gianna were content to hang out in the sled!

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Slow & steady:)

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A natural!

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Enjoying it!

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“Look what I did mommy & daddy. Someone left a marker out for me!”

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Our booth at the Telegraph Creek Health Fair! Spiritual health is only one of the critical areas in our overall health & well-being. Had you thought of that before?

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The display we put together for the health fair.

 

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Aliz recently discovered the best seat in the house!

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Mesmerized!

 

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The ‘Reading Corner” at the entryway to the church is now decorated with a mobile containing the Valentine’s cards from St.Andrew’s Cathedral Grade 2 Prep Class (St.Andrew’s Cathedral, in Victoria, recently twinned with us as our sister parish).

 

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Someone was tired. Didn’t want to go down for a nap, but fell asleep on the couch anyways.

 

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Tahitian School Valentine’s Dance

 

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“Smile for the camera!”

 

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Jump rope for heart!

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Jump rope for heart!

 

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This is amazing!

 

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Representin’!

 

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Couldn’t resist!

 

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Mommy & daddy, look, I lost my front tooth!

 

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Arrrrrrr!

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“I’m 4 years old!”

 

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Forgot to take pictures of the cake pop cake, hence the plain cupcake that we tried to stick the candle in to. We had the kids’ adopted grandparents, Kitty & Jim, over for supper; Gianna’s favourite, of brocolli soup!

 

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away! All of the kids have been enjoying putting these together, with a bit of help from mommy & daddy. Gianna got them for her birthday!

 

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“Daddy, am I your star?”, “You sure are beautiful, one of 4!”

 

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“Smell the flower!”

 

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“Hooray for minions!”

 

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An outing to the sledding hill!

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“Daddy where are the keys to the car?”

 

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“My first one!”

 

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“I loooooooove puzzles!” A birthday gift.

 

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Just hanging out in the hockey net. The rest of these pictures are taken while we were at one of the girls’, in Kateri’s class, birthday party.

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“This is so much fun!”

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“This balloon is great.”

 

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“Cheeeeeese!”

 

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“You caught me!”

 

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The joys of static electricity.

 

Time is winding down as our holidays draw near and we have been counting down the days on our calendar in excitement of seeing our family and friends from here to Chilliwack & Kelowna!

 

 

 

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