Hey friends! Remember me? I’ve decided to include a picture of myself just in case anyone forgot who I was … and because I realized I have very few photos of myself on this blog. Sorry there have been no new posts for quite some time. I have been without muse as the winter here has forced us into semi-hibernation mode, and lets just face it, that just isn’t much to talk about! But on the upside, winter is calming down for us here in Northern Newfoundland and we are seeing more and more fine days. We’re talkin’ 3 and 4 degrees Celsius above freezing mind you, and the wind usually factors that out completely, but it’s something!
Being able to get the family out into the world again has been the best! Hubby, K, bought us all a pair of snowshoes that were locally made and we have been having a blast on them! Yesterday, we all went out for a trek through the woods up to the town’s lighthouse. In places where our dog kept falling and fumbling through chest deep snow, we were staying nice and secure up on the top layers. Snowshoes are a pretty amazing thing really. I felt like a pioneer woman, scaling the land and being one of the first people to see the sights. The fresh powder that had fallen the night before covered all old tracks, allowing us to see that no one was up ahead, so we let Fender off leash to run the entire trek. He stayed close, appreciative of his freedom, just meandering after the bunnies whose tracks were fresh. Our daughter, W, who will be three in May, snowshoed for the first 20 minutes or so of this adventure, and did amazingly well. She truly has a kind and gentle spirit; outside is where she is the happiest. After her legs started to get sore, it was a toddler-wearing win, as K got her snuggled onto his back in our Tula. We ended up snowshoeing for about 2 hours on this outing and were very reluctant to go home as we were enjoying ourselves so much.
Our family has also been keeping busy by filling up our social calender! The playgroup that meets weekly, Treehouse, had their Easter party this week, which was fabulous! I tried my hand at decorating sugar cookies with royal icing techniques for the first time as my treat to bring to the party. They turned out pretty good and were a bit of a hit! And today there was an Easter Party Fundraiser for the Children’s Wish Foundation that was put on by a group of lovely women – my neighbor and her sisters! It was a blast and was really well put together. K had the job of driving the Easter Bunny around town to cause a bit of a commotion. There were large door prizes as well as small prizes for all the kids, hotdogs, facepainting, a bake sale, an Easter candy grab, and it was all broadcast over the local radio station. All in all they raised over $2,600, which is enough money to grant two wishes- such an impressive feat for such a small town! It goes to show how kind hearted and generous this place is. Everyone seems to always be looking out for each other and lending a hand. A big “Bravo” goes out to these sisters for pulling off such a fantastic community event!
So I guess that pretty much sums up what we have been up to! I will try to get more posts up soon – I’m sure the inspiration will be flowing freely as the weather continues to warm up! W and I are off on her first plane trip to her Ninn & Ga’s house next week! I am sure everything will go smoothly as she is over-the-moon excited! We can’t wait to see all of our family and friends but sad to leave K behind for a few weeks. Wish us luck!