Thursday, December 21, 2006

Winter Solstice

I have been trying to figure out where the time goes and I think I finally have it. Today is winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Here in the Loops we had only 7 hours and 54 minutes of daylight. So you see, I am actually losing time.

I realize that my number of waking hours has not changed, yet when it is dark for 15 hours and 6 minutes in a 24 hour period I seem to lose time.

I have a couple of picture heavy posts heading your way. We are surprisingly productive even with the 7 hour Canadian clock. The great white hunters went out for our Christmas tree (almost 2 weeks ago) We usually go out into the bush and cut down our tree, but this year I have been saddened by the loss of so many trees to the pine beetle and I could not bring myself to go and cut down a possibly healthy tree.

We went to the Christmas tree farm out in Westsyde, it was a beautiful day and we had a great time, we got to ride on a tractor and tromp through the snow. We picked a lovely tree, I was disappointed with the height of the trees. We have a tall ceiling and usually cut down a 9 foot tree. The tallest trees at the farm were only about 6 feet tall, no worries we gave our tree a lift once we got it in the house we gave it some platform shoes and it is looking large now.

Notice the white spot on Paul's bum? That is a snow ball Sebastian threw at him, I happened to take the picture as the snow ball struck it's intended target. The kid has good aim.

Pretty picture down the Valley, it was such a pretty day.
The kids decorated the tree. I put the lights on and the kids did the rest.

A very large percentage of the decorations are quite low, this branch makes me laugh, 4 ornaments on one branch and none on the top.

Making a gingerbread house.

PJ looks very tired, they are so busy and excited they are all pooped out


angie, party of one said...

I love all the ornaments on the bottom of the tree! Those kids have an eye for decorating.

Shannon said...

Morgan and Taylor still put all the decorations on the bottom of the tree. We redistribute the ornaments when they're not looking. Your tree looks great!