Checking out some Christmas lights

My kids don’t ask for much, yes I’m lucky. So when they asked to take the long way home last night to look at the lights, I couldn’t say no. Even though I was tired and couldn’t wait to put on my pj’s.

Check out some of the lights:  yes that is the frozen queen herself, Elsa with Micky 🙂

My son thinks white lights are boring and people shouldn’t have wasted their time hanging them. I personally love them. Depending on where they are hung, you can use them through out the year. During a BBQ, camp fire, wedding, date night- you name it.

What is your favourite color for Xmas lights?

Flower pencil craft

My daughter loves her crafts. Any kind. Painting, colouring, drawing, gluing, cutting, crafts for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, crafts just because.

I came across a post of one of my fb friends and she made flower pencils with her kiddo. I showed my minion the picture and her eyes light up like a Christmas tree, possibly even brighter. She asked if we could make them…. Of course we can.

We went to the dollar store, picked up some flowers and pencils, came home dug out the hot glue gun and voila- pencils were made.

She took some to school and shared with her classmates. Even some boys thought her pencils were cool 😀 I have to buy a container for her flowers- her beautiful bouquet of flowers.

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In the new year, we using metallic colored pencils and roses.

Morning fresh air photo

How can something be so beautiful yet ugly all in one?! The sunrise is beautiful. Love the colours, and the fact that the sun is waking up. But it’s ugly because it was past 8 am :/ Only a few more months before the sun will be awake before me. And the sound of the birds singing out my window will wake me up at 6 am.

The good thing is, it’s suppose to be nice, with the sun shining brightly today. The high is plus 4. That is warm for Canada on Dec 3!!

Kinda looks like fire in the sky, doesn’t it?

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Are you a sunrise or sunset kind of person?

Remembrance Day

Today, we are going to take a moment to honor the men and women who have risked their lives to make ours better. Many died, many didn’t return to their loved ones the same person that they were before they left.

It is said over at Canadian War Museum that over 100,000 people died during the wars. That’s a lot. Many people lied about their age, so they could join the Military.

I’ve had family member’s that fought in both World Wars, they didn’t come home alive. Instead, they left behind devastated wives and the young kids, or their mothers and fathers. I love researching family members, just to try to get a glimpse into their life. You can find out some really cool things. I found out that my great-grandfather was a rebel – a real bad ass. Now I know why I was such a “trouble” maker when I was younger. And where my mother got it from too…. see it’s all the genes 😉

Did you know you can search Books of Remembrance? You will be able to see some information, but it will give you a link back to the page it’s found on, and will even let you request a copy. I’ve done that and I have mine framed.

Veterans Affairs Canada has information about John McCrae the poet behind the famous poem: In Flanders Fields, it is also the site that I copied the poem from. Please take a visit and learn more about John. Such an incredible story about him. One can not even  imagine the horrors he and the others went through, well the Veterans can- but you and I don’t know what it was like.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Take time to remember. Wear your poppy proudly. Stand tall.