Tuesday, December 31, 2013


We made oliebollen and appelflappen 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas get together

We did gourmetten with only 3 people
still good though
we got together with the family
I had some fun taking pictures
of grandparents with little kids
help for Cor
another proud Grandpa
Abe loved his digital picture tool

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Drayton Reformed Church

so pretty with the ice

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Everything Covered in Ice

Christmas Decorations

Cars & Trucks
The Back-Catch looks kind of cool
makes a lot of noise when it comes down
Oh well, we don't see many birds lately anyway
All stop signs have a layer of ice

Most of the ice fell off when we drove to the stock-yard

We met lots of buggies, made we wonder if the ice affects them

Friday, December 27, 2013

Ice-Storm Damaged Trees

Single Trees are almost the saddest
This little tree just made me laugh,
 although it may have made the Kupers cry
Not all trees fell in the right direction
Some areas are disastrous
Looks like a tornado went through
Willow are hit hard, but they grow easy
There will be a lot to clean up, come Spring

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Beauty in the ice-storm

Most of the trees are still coated with a layer od ice
When the sun came out it was stunning
Rien and I went for a ride around the block
Later I will do a post with tree damage
This time, just wanted to show the beauty

of a crystal world

The Martin's road, the trees are amazing
This picture is from before the sun came out
after the sun did come. branches had fallen or gone back up

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas, why Jesus Came


Christmas message:
Why did Jesus come?
To give His life as a ransom for many
This group of men sang: "It's about the cross
We sang "the Dutch song" or Ere zij God
We had 3 people playing trumpet, but that picture didn't turn out


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Prepare for the Milk Truck

Marc put on some sand
Cutting branches that are to low, due to the ice

no problems the milk truck leaves again
a few days ago the milk trucker said 5x thanks for sanding our lane

Monday, December 23, 2013

Clearing mixed up Wires

Electricity is off and not coming back soon
We were afraid the poles would snap
So the wires were freed of tree braches leaning on them
After this branch was cut the wires looked kind of normal
except they are sagging a bit

next the branches leaning on the insulated wire got chopped
Marc made sure not to hit the wash line