We figure the best way to fill you in on the last month will be through these pictures. Although some details will be missed God continues to work in our lives, both through our family and our community here. There have been those times of doubt, but God’s promise remains for us a beacon as we continue to feel His blessings: “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much.” -Matthew 19:29. As you can see from the pictures spring has sprung!
Planting our little saplings in the back yard!
“This looks like a good spot for another one!”
The community here has continued to receive us with kindness and friendship. We were invited by friends to visit their family fish camp where the Tahltan & Stikine meet. We felt honoured to be invited here. It remains a sacred place for the Tahltan people as it continues to be one of the main fishing grounds.
This is the rock “Thadu” pictured in the picture above(to the left), and the one that we are climbing on in the pictures below. What a difference a couple of weeks makes!
Climbing on “Thadu”
Chilling on the rocks
The Tahltan River meets the Stikine River
The Tahltan River
Up on “Thadu”
“Daddy I’m just going to go up here!”
Chilling in the sand
It’s fun walking in the sand
Enjoying the sand and the sun
A look down the Stikine!
Celebrating Kateri’s baptism anniversary!
“I’m so excited!”
Getting ready to celebrate Mass at Diane’s house, with Father Harrison
The kids couldn’t resist the tractor
“This would be so much more fun if the thing was actually turned on!”
Some moose hanging out in a swamp on the way back from Glenora
Getting ready to go fishing
On to the dock at Sawmill Lake
“This dirt is so yummy mommy!”
Our “May” baskets, to celebrate the feast days of Mary & Joseph in the month of May
A look back at her first year. Celebrating Aliz’s birthday!
“Happy birthday Aliz, love from Gianna!”
“Happy birthday Aliz!”
“Love from Kateri”
A pose with the birthday girl
The wax is tasty too
Talking on the phone
Mommy’s big helper; folding laundry. Check out my new haircut!
My new haircut
Community Garbage Clean Up Day
After all that hard work, an ice cream cone hits the spot!
Halted on Iron Road
Catch of the day!
Helping out in the garden
Out for a hike with the Lefebvre’s, who had come for a visit
Swimming in Sawmill Lake
“The water is nice.”
“Thanks for the sunscreen mom, but I’m going to enjoy this dirt a la stick!”
Board games and frozen bananas with the Lefebvre’s
The Tahltan River Valley, viewed from up top at the lava beds.
Waterpark in Whitehorse
These next few weeks will be busy, with Josh leaving for 10 days for a trek through Mt.Edziza Provincial Park, and then leaving for Juneau, Alaska 1 week after he gets back. Denise will be attending a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training course. But we’ll hopefully keep you all updated with pictures in between and after:)