Monday, January 3, 2011

A Holiday To Remember

Christmas is such an amazing time of year, full of love, laughter and cheer.  A time to be surrounded by family.  I think of my friends and family in Australia often, but never as much as this time of year.  So you can imagine our delight when my brother Grant and his family decided to come for a 3 week holiday at Christmas.  It was so nice to have Mum here and then followed by a visit from these guys, is more than we could wish for.  The kids have had an absolute blast together.  You wouldn't know that they hadn't seen each other for almost 2 years.  There has been lots of sledding, down hill skiing, cross country skiing, snow people making, skating, celebrating and laughter.  I thought I would share just a few of the magical moments we have been spending together.  We still have another week of skiing at Big White Resort, just outside Kelowna, B.C.  I will post more photos then.  Happy New Year everyone!!! 

Ho Ho Ho!!!

Hee Hee Hee!!!

Fruitvale, Sunset and sledding

Cousin time

Wipe out time!  The older you get, the harder you fall!

Christmas morning hugs

Christmas morning mayhem

Our 'real' tree
Day trip to Nelson


Sam riding Pickles

Mikaylah having the time of her life!!!

Eli's turn!

Giddy up Pickles

Quad rides at -8 makes the face very frozen..

View from our front deck

Snow people family (the baby snow kid on the right lost his pineapple hair..oops)

Skating time

Cross country skiing....


Janine said...

Looks like you are having a fantastic time with your brother and family and how special for them to have a "white christmas". It looks like you are all having so much fun. What wonderful memories you will all have to treasure until their next visit :-))

Luv Janine xxx

Melly said...

Awesome photos as usual, Stace!! The one of the dock/bridge in Nelson is amazing. I also love the one of the group of you in Nelson. HOpe you guys are having a fun time in Kelowna! xoxo

Catherine said...

What a lovely holiday and gorgeous family photos. I love love love the snowman photo with that beautiful sunlight, but my favourite pic is ...can you guess? Kevin falling over! piles o'love from all of us xxxx