Family picture update!

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.

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Isaiah & Aliz making their couch fort!

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Dress up time! A frequent pastime around here. The princesses and the elephant 🙂

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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.

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Cutie-pies!

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Kateri’s facepainting job! Aliz was thrilled!

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Josh’s last load of many loads of wood he hauled for the church & rectory and several community members.

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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.

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Church basement before Josh began building our Atrium (scared space for our Catechesis classes.)

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Father Reilander from the Cathedral in Whitehorse made a special trip to deliver all the materials for our room! Thank-you Father!

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Aliz finally getting to wear Kateri’s wacky hair. She had a little dance party of her own.

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Sept. 8th, Kateri’s first day of grade 1!

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Kateri creating a masterpiece at art club at the rec.

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Gianna’s masterpiece

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Isaiah’s birdhouse masterpiece!

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Kids standing in front of their artwork at the art show put on at the rec. centre.

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Gianna & Isaiah off to Headstart. They were super excited (for the first few days) to be back at their school.

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Aliz at the playground in Teslin. We were on our way to Whitehorse for our Hole Family Apostolate Meeting.

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After church riding bikes in Whitehorse.

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Our walk with the Lefebvre’s. They always graciously host us all during our stays in Whitehorse.

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Gianna at the playground in Teslin

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Isaiah in Teslin

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Kateri & Aliz in Teslin

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Yummy, rosehips!! Super high in vitamin C but not tasty to eat fresh. The kids love to pick them and make present soup.

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Gianna and Kateri helping to haul wood at our friends place in Glenora.

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Aliz was slightly excited to be on the quad!

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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!

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Josh & Grandpa Jim working on installing new fascias in Telegraph Creek. They make quite the awesome team!

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Denise and the kids after participating in the Terry Fox Run, Oct. 7th.

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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.

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Visiting the goats at a friends place in Glenora

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Daddy & Kateri at the Books & bannock event at the school.

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Denise & the kids at Books & Bannock.

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Daddy, Kateri & Gianna making doughnuts!

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Deep-fried goodness!

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The Atrium room coming along!

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Denise & Maria Pakula. Denise has just begun teaching Maria once a week. Gianna comes as well. Maria is a beautiful child of God!

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Thanksgiving at the Pakula’s.

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A beautiful fall day. Photo taken during Josh’s personal retreat day.

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Celebrating Isaiah’s Baptism Anniversary.

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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.

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Uncle Tyler & Auntie Sarah graciously hosted us in their wall tent for the hunting trip. It was smoky but much fun!

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eating around the campfire.

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Uncle Brandon & Kateri dirt biking.

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Beautiful swamp just behind our camp.

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Came across some beautiful lakes while moose hunting.

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Hello Muskrat!

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Josh & Auntie Shaelyn building a fort for the kids.

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Yeah, fort fun!

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Gianna & Auntie Shaelyn’s snowman.

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Quad rides with Auntie Shaelyn were the kids favourite!

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Aliz in front of the wall tent.

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Aliz having bath in the wall tent.

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Reading a story the kids gave Granny for her birthday. Time in Granny & Grandpa’s trailer was super special.

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First snowfall in Telegraph, October 29th. It melted that day.

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Kateri went as Elza for Halloween celebrations at her school. She was thrilled with Mommy’s faceprinting job.

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Gianna & Isaiah had to have their face painted too!

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carving pumpkins!

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Isaiah’s tiger pumpkin

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Happy All Hallow’s Eve! Joseph and Mary with the safari animals and princess pirate!

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Josh and his first attempt making bannock!

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Yum, they turned out well!

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Kateri discovered she could give Aliz a piggyback ride.

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Sunday, family picnic in the living room. Kateri & Gianna set everything up themselves.

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Family fun!

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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!

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8 thoughts on “Family picture update!

  1. Thank you for sharing your life. I took a drive down your street tonight and missed you very much. The bannock looks yummy. We like to make it once and awhile. My mother used to make it. Hugs to you all and much love

    Laura

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  2. How lovely to see all the photos of your family. Your kids are growing up so quickly. I can’t believe Kateri is already in grade 1!

    Much love to you all, Erika

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  3. So good to see all the pics and the fun activities of the children.. Thanks.. Also the Blue Door readings – always something to ponder. Let us know on your special date coming up… Cheers and God Bless in all that you do.. Cheers H

    Sent from my iPad

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  4. Hi to all of you. It’s so much fun to see all of the pictures and we are giving you all virtual hugs and kisses. You all look as if you are having the time of your lives. Thanks for the lovely pictures and updates. Love always and many blessings from Mum and Dad/ Grandma and Grandpa xxx ooo

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  5. Hi again to all of you. Somehow the above message came up under Grimard but it was from us. We Love you! Mum and Dad/ Grandma and Grandpa. xxx

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  6. Hi Josh and Denise,
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful October-November pictures. We LOVE seeing the many activities you do with the children and what’s new. Josh – you are a great carpenter and, Denise – face-painting could become another side job! You all look healthy, happy and well. We pray you continue to do well. Jesse and Julia

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  7. Love ALL the pictures ! All the kids seem to have such great charisma ! with silly faces, I love it.
    Love all the activities you guys do together. Kids are growing sooo fast and am very impressed by their artwork ! 🙂 Well done, the ‘penmanship’ fine motor skills look AMAZING !
    Josh & Denise you are AMAZING parents and are very inspiring.
    Love the Tiger pumpkin, face-painting, & family picnic that the kids put together. All Awesome !
    Love Aliz’s excited expressions – wayyy adorable !

    Miss U ALL and hope to see you in the spring with the 5th addition 🙂
    Take care & blessings
    Caily & Phil

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