This update comes long overdue, but we hope you enjoy it just the same. There has been a lot that has happened in these last couple of months. We continue to feel very blessed to be in Telegraph Creek. It’s a super special time for our family. There are so many wonderful people here, that definitely feel like family. The snow is starting to fall, which is always exciting.
Isaiah & Aliz making their couch fort!
Dress up time! A frequent pastime around here. The princesses and the elephant 🙂
We were finally able to paint the doors of our home blue for Our Lady! Our Lady & the Blue Door is the inspiration of the name of our Blog and our purpose here serving the church in this way.
Kateri’s facepainting job! Aliz was thrilled!
Josh’s last load of many loads of wood he hauled for the church & rectory and several community members.
While grouse hunting one Sunday afternoon we drove by a herd of grazing horses. We stayed long enough for them to come to the vehicle so we could pet them. These horses are used for guiding.
Church basement before Josh began building our Atrium (scared space for our Catechesis classes.)
Father Reilander from the Cathedral in Whitehorse made a special trip to deliver all the materials for our room! Thank-you Father!
Aliz finally getting to wear Kateri’s wacky hair. She had a little dance party of her own.
Sept. 8th, Kateri’s first day of grade 1!
Kateri creating a masterpiece at art club at the rec.
Isaiah’s birdhouse masterpiece!
Kids standing in front of their artwork at the art show put on at the rec. centre.
Gianna & Isaiah off to Headstart. They were super excited (for the first few days) to be back at their school.
Aliz at the playground in Teslin. We were on our way to Whitehorse for our Hole Family Apostolate Meeting.
After church riding bikes in Whitehorse.
Our walk with the Lefebvre’s. They always graciously host us all during our stays in Whitehorse.
Gianna at the playground in Teslin
Isaiah in Teslin
Kateri & Aliz in Teslin
Yummy, rosehips!! Super high in vitamin C but not tasty to eat fresh. The kids love to pick them and make present soup.
Gianna and Kateri helping to haul wood at our friends place in Glenora.
Aliz was slightly excited to be on the quad!
Staying over night at the Catholic Mission in Dease Lake with our friends, The Steiner’s, who were on their way up to Tsiigehtchic, NWT, to serve as lay pastoral administrators. We felt blessed to be able to help send them off. Just spoke with them yesterday and they are doing well in their new home. Please pray for them!
Josh & Grandpa Jim working on installing new fascias in Telegraph Creek. They make quite the awesome team!
Denise and the kids after participating in the Terry Fox Run, Oct. 7th.
Isaiah and Kateri during the Terry Fox run. He was so excited to meet up with his sister, he ran and gave her a big hug.
Visiting the goats at a friends place in Glenora
Daddy & Kateri at the Books & bannock event at the school.
Denise & the kids at Books & Bannock.
Daddy, Kateri & Gianna making doughnuts!
The Atrium room coming along!
Denise & Maria Pakula. Denise has just begun teaching Maria once a week. Gianna comes as well. Maria is a beautiful child of God!
Thanksgiving at the Pakula’s.
A beautiful fall day. Photo taken during Josh’s personal retreat day.
Celebrating Isaiah’s Baptism Anniversary.
We decided to go join the annual hunting trip with family in Vanderhoof. No Moose but we had a blast with everyone. The kids could have carried less about hunting. Spending time with Granny &; Grandpa &; Aunties and Uncles (and cousin) was the highlight.
Uncle Tyler & Auntie Sarah graciously hosted us in their wall tent for the hunting trip. It was smoky but much fun!
eating around the campfire.
Uncle Brandon & Kateri dirt biking.
Beautiful swamp just behind our camp.
Came across some beautiful lakes while moose hunting.
Josh & Auntie Shaelyn building a fort for the kids.
Yeah, fort fun!
Gianna & Auntie Shaelyn’s snowman.
Quad rides with Auntie Shaelyn were the kids favourite!
Aliz in front of the wall tent.
Aliz having bath in the wall tent.
Reading a story the kids gave Granny for her birthday. Time in Granny & Grandpa’s trailer was super special.
First snowfall in Telegraph, October 29th. It melted that day.
Kateri went as Elza for Halloween celebrations at her school. She was thrilled with Mommy’s faceprinting job.
Gianna & Isaiah had to have their face painted too!
Isaiah’s tiger pumpkin
Happy All Hallow’s Eve! Joseph and Mary with the safari animals and princess pirate!
Josh and his first attempt making bannock!
Yum, they turned out well!
Kateri discovered she could give Aliz a piggyback ride.
Sunday, family picnic in the living room. Kateri & Gianna set everything up themselves.
Josh signed up for a traditional snowshoe making class. Stay tuned for final result! He helped collect all the special spruce sticks needed for the shoes. He’s very excited about his new project!