Sunday, November 25, 2007

I haven't written in a while since we have been blessed to have family visiting us! My brother Chad, his wife Michelle and their son Travis came to Quebec for a week. We were very happy to have them and we got a chance to show them around "our Quebec". Its the off-season for Quebec, so everywhere we went was pretty empty, which was nice! Wierd thing was that with everything so seasonal, half the things we wanted to see were closed, but for the other half we had them all to ourselves.

We also got our first dump of snow while they were here. I have been seeing the Quebec-ers hunker down, set up their snow garages, etc for months now. Now we see why. The snow is thick and heavy and comes down fast. We already have a foot and its not likely to melt.

While they were here we geocached, hiked around historic sights, played lots of games, hung out with the kids and had our own Christmas. Here are some pictures of some of the things we did. Thanks again C&M for coming. It was a major encouragement to us!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A 2 year old gets his passport photos...

So we are in the process of applying for new passports for the whole family. We need new ones that wont expire while we live in Africa, so even though some are still valid, its new ones for all!

Well, Arielle sat well and didnt move and didnt crack a smile, which was of course perfect for the passport photo police. Bennett, who is 2 1/2, was another story completely. Here is roughly what the photo session went like:

Finally, after threatening no supper, no blankie, no milk and no soother, this is what we got. Perfect. Personally, I prefer all the other pictures who show who he really is, but at least the passport police are happy now.