Late 2016 HIGHLIGHTS and … then some more!

Well, here is a long overdue recap of the last few months, by way of pictures. It will be short, in the way of writing, and sweet! Enjoy!!

We had a family photo shoot down at Glenora. We were able to enlist one of our friends, who enjoys photography, to spend some time with us to do this.

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Riding in the RCMP Cruiser during the Terry Fox run. It was a long way for the little ones, but they did make it just past the half way point.

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Enjoying ice cream after the run!

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Kateri up to her face painting again!

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Dressing up at the McBride Museum, in Whitehorse

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Holy Family Apostolate meeting at Maryhouse, in Whitehorse; starting with a meal, then a holy hour, and finishing with reflection and sharing.

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A fairly typical Whitehorse run; loading up the groceries and building supplies.

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Stopping overnight in Teslin, to visit with Trudy, one of the other Pastoral Administrators in the diocese. Driving was a bit dicey as we hit a snow storm.

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Kateri posing with Constable Warkentin

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Denise’s mom had flown to Whitehorse and travelled down with us, so she was in town for 2 weeks.

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Our new pet, Tuffy

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Carving pumpkins in preparation for All Hallows Eve

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There’s Tuffy again:)

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Our first snowfall, at the beginning of November

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Tobias’ first snow:)

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Celebrating mommy’s 33rd birthday

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Baking Christ the King cookies

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Getting ready for our procession on the Solemnity of Christ the King. It was pretty cold out so we didn’t get too many takers

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Something we were inspired to try this year; rolling our own beeswax candles for our advent wreaths. A few people from our church community joined us to make some for themselves also.

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Celebrating Mass during our Diocesan Retreat for pastoral staff, at the beginning of December, at the Cathedral in Whitehorse. 

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Singing for the Christmas concert

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Every year Santa shows up after the Christmas concert to bring presents for all of the kids.

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Christmas tree hunting. We even found an ‘ethical’ tree (or at least we were told we did!) because we found it underneath the power lines. I guess one day it would have to eventually be cut down anyways:)

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A late night skate, across the street, at the Rec with some hot chocolate to warm them bones

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Out at another one of our friends’ places, having a winter pre-Christmas party on their pond

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Our Nativity Pageant, complete with a live baby Jesus:)

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Fr.David Reilander, President of Catholic Missions in Canada, sharing his Christmas message, up close, with the children

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Christmas morning, unwrapping Baby Jesus the best gift ever!

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Putting Baby Jesus in the manger

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The view from our living room window, over to the Rec Centre and the RCMP. It had warmed up just enough for the snow to slide part way down the roof and give us the snow cave feel. It stayed like this for quite a few weeks as we had a pretty long run of colder temperatures.

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Putting together our new family puzzle

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Aliz helping mommy make biscuits

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St.Ann’s Mission in Watson Lake. Joshua went to help one of the other Pastoral Administrators with the major renovations being done in the rectory to make it ready for our two new priests from India. He went for a few days in the middle of December and then for 1 week at the beginning of November.

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Celebrating Mass in Watson Lake

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Our 2 new priests from India, Fr.Deva(L) and Fr.Suresh(R), and Jean Claude(another of the Pastoral Administrators in the diocese), working on the rectory renovations in Watson Lake

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Here is Tuffy’s brother, Sven, who we picked up a few weeks after getting Tuffy, so that he would have a friend to keep him company.

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The three magi, following the star and bearing spiritual gifts for the good people of Telegraph Creek, on the feast of the Epiphany!

Now you may have noticed that we do not have too many pictures of the community. To explain, we are wanting to respect the people here that are a part of our church community, and wider community, by limiting the amount of photos we put of them on this blog. We hope you enjoy what you do see though and that it may give you a little snapshot of what is going on up here with us. We will share stories(hopefully), inspirations, and highlights as we feel prompted!

Blessings to you!

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