Sunday, November 30, 2008


Angie's Exhibit "pieced together" Art and heritage in 3 photo quilts
They are beautiful!

This one had pictures of people in a patern, Guests of the show were all trying to find themselves. Here Gwen and Eric are looking.

There they are! and Marc too.
The holes look like stitches but are pin holes with light shining through.

I would like to study it for a few more hours, these pictures don't do it Justice

Detail of the third quilt

Farm Auction

Lots of people came out

And needed something warm to eat.

The office had a great spot with an old wood stove

Time to load up

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008


School boxes ready to go to Waterloo

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Israel visit in pictures

Irene and I did an Israel presentation in Joanne's church.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Story-Hour Coffee-Break

play-day at Story-hour

A dangerous place for my wallet.

Flashing lights

There was a fire at the neighbours (O&E).
The lights are from the emergency vehicles

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Marc, Julia, Tristan and William are learning how to curl, and having lots of fun
Quinton was also in Marc's team.


On Tuesday mornings I try to go aquasizing in Elmira with Cor Annette & Gwen
It's a boring swimming pool but better then the one in Listowel.

Yesterday we made more Almond cakes

Monday, November 24, 2008

Watercolour Exhibition

Tyler & Marc with Listowel artist Brenda Kaufman
The bottom two are Marc's

Everyone's best art work was selected to be in the Gym
Marc's work has the corner spot

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jerry B Jenkins

Marc finally found books that he loves to read.
"Red Rock Mysteries" series

Christmas in November

Home tour in Listowel. Some houses were only pretty on the outside; others had a fabulous backyard view.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Gowanstown WI

Irene and I got invited to share our trip to Israel with the ladies of the women's Institude. To check it out for yourself visit:

Thursday, November 20, 2008


We moved the oldest heifers to the free stall barn.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Betty & Claudia had a baby shower for Maria. We even had "beschuit met muisjes" a dutch specialty served to visitors when a baby is born.

Steven when he was 1 day old

Missing heater

These modes of transportation look cold in the winter, some are even "out in the open". Lots of fresh air!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


We hadn't taken the trampoline in for the winter (yet)
Marc is shoveling snow off so the sun can see some black and melt some more

Early morning fog at -12C

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

first real snow

Rien cleaned off the disc, so we have internet again.

conection problems

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Natural Fertilizer

We started with dry wheather but we kept going in the rain because the forcast is snow.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Operation Christmas Child

Today I talked at Marc's school about the shoebox program.
The kids all know about it and lots of their families participate.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tire change

Rien is putting on snow tires. As you can see washing our vann is not a priority, we do live on the gravel.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wedding flowers

Story Hour and Coffee break are totally independant about what the Bible story is for that day. Today we found out that we both celebrated a wedding in Cana.
Betty is great in the nursery.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rememberance day

At Marc's school there was an assembly. The grade 7 and 8 sang and did all the speaking. The singing was done really well. They were good to understand and it was a beautiful song: "do unto others....."
To bad there weren't many parents.
At the end the kids put their poppy on the wall.

Marc wore a poppy that he got last year. In May we came back from the Netherlands and veterans joined us. Some talked very enthusiastic with Marc but this guy (Charles Smith) said "never become a soldier, son"

Monday, November 10, 2008

Turning the soil

Rien has only 30 acres (12 ha) to plow this year.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

keep the beat

We had kids (with their parents) come for Coffee. They had a great time playing Marc's drums together.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bumpy ride

Marc had a PA day (no school) on Friday and spent the whole day with Trevor going back and forth to the field with the manure spreader. They rained out at four in the afternoon.

Friday, November 7, 2008

slipping and sliding

Can you believe it? I forgot my camera. We went curling with about 40 women who'd rarely or (most) had never been curling before. Most fell while trying to push this curling stone to the other side of the rink. We had great fun. We'd seen those people on TV sweep in front of the stone so we did too if it needed it or not.