Good morning Ladies !! I want to wish you all a very big welcome to my blog for 2023 ! I hope it is a wonderful year for each and every one of you. . We certainly got a new years awakening on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. We had 14 inches of snow over the 2 days! The last few days have had sunshine which is nice to see again, but it is in the cooler temperatures again. It is 3f or minus 16c right now.
The snow piles up higher and higher !!
Last week as I left we were about to go out to dinner with our friends Brandon and Josette . We picked them up and got a better look at their new house they had moved into the previous evening. It is a lovely 3 story house that will work so well for them. We went to the restaurant , it was busy being new years eve, but they opened up a table pretty fast for us . We had a lovely meal and great conversation also. Our Waitress was a sweetheart to us. They declined to come over to our house for ringing in the new year as they were tired after the previous days moving and the unpacking combined. So we rang it in ourselves and one of our sons wanted to stay up for it also !
The next day Sunday we went to early Church. . A good way to start a new year! We had a relaxing early afternoon, then Brandon and Josette came over to watch the vikings game as their tv had not been set up yet. We had Papa Murphys pizza for dinner, it is prepared there and baked at home.
Monday was a relaxing day, I was off work due to New years day falling on a Sunday. We also used the day to get the kids ready for returning to school. On Tuesday morning early I got voicemail from school saying they would be staying home due to snow. Then the same happened on Wednesday Morning to give them an extended Christmas break!!! Their church class was cancelled also that night.
Thursday and Friday went by fast . On Friday night we looked into volunteering for “Feed my starving Children” It is a non-profit group that sends meals to kids and families in underprivileged countries. They have a location about 25 mins drive from us . They had 7 slots open to package food on Saturday morning. My eldest son and I ended up going only . It was a fun experience , but also humbling. There are 4 ingredients packed into each sealed bag.rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals.
We were put onto a church group team and I had fun chatting with Chris and Emily as we worked . We did have to stay focused though. In total our work station packed 396 bags divided into 11 boxes. I was given the job of using the sealer machine! WE plan on going again soon with a bigger group. Below is a video on the feed my starving Children experience.
After we finished volunteering we came home and took delivery of a new washing machine. The old one had an issue and they could not fix it (it was still under the warranty } and gave us a new one! . It still has sticker on in photo after it was installed !
In the evening we had more dinner plans, two weeks in a row. We met up with Jordan and his wife Angie for a couples double date . We had a nice time out with them. We finished the night at a new brewpub that makes homemade wines and beers. This morning we went to regular church and had the knights of Columbus brunch afterwards.
Please rate out of 10 this geo print A line dress see here
Have a blessed week ahead, Terri xo.
8 thoughts on “Dress of the week January 8th!”
oh my gosh; 14″ is a lot of snow in one shoot! Glad the kids had the two days off. I give the dress a 9! and you a 10; lol 😀 hugs; talk to you soon, Terri
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yes Kate, it’s not uncommon to get that much snow here ! The kids enjoyed the extra 2 days off! Thanks for the dress rating . And your too kind with the rating for me,! Sending. big hugs back, Terri xo.
Lots of snow but it does look wonderful in photos! Is that your street? Such a beautiful photo of you, so sweet! Lovely wall decor in your laundry room and the sign is funny! Glad you got a new washing machine, something you really need with a family of 6!
It’s nice that you enjoyed New Year’s dinner with your friends. I can understand that they didn’t stay till midnight, moving is tiring and stressful. We moved a year ago a few days before Christmas, not a time that I want to move again and my youngest son moved on New Year’s 10 years ago and that’s not a good time either. Now he sold his house in Kincardine and had to move out just before Christmas. He’s looking for a new house but hasn’t found one yet.
Thank you for sharing the video of FMSC, how kind of you and your son to help, God bless all the helping hands of these compassionate people.
P.S. I’ll give the dress an 8. What do you give it?
I was thinking 7- 7.5!! I like to see what others think of dresses even if they are not one I would particularly wear myself. Thanks for the rating Carmen, Terri ❤
The snow does look amazing in the photos for sure Carmen. The photo with the houses across the street is mine. The rural picture of the snow is a road nearby. Thanks so much for the compliments on my selfie photo! I needed to fix my hair a little, don’t tell anyone ! Also thanks on the laundry room ! We made it our own ! There is also a tip jar but it does not seem to get much extra money in there… hmmmm! I do like the Alexa sign. A working washing machine is essential for our family for sure. It was a lovely time out with friends new years eve. They were getting tired and we did not want to keep them up longer than needed . Wow you have already been in Kincardine a year? That did go fast. Moving in winter has its challenges . Im sorry your son moved. I hope he finds a place close to you.
You are welcome for the FMSC video. I do not know if they are in Canada , but it is a great Christian based group that provides through volunteering. God bless all the hands ! Thanks for visiting me , blessings to you, Terri xo.
Nice pics Sis! The picture of you especially! Sorry for all that snow. That’s awesome you got a new washer of out it huh? I bet the kids enjoyed having an extra day off from school. Hope all is well on your end. Love you, oxoxo
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Awww thank you for the selfie picture compliments Sis !! Just a quick little snap. We are used to the snow now ! It is nice getting a new washer, this one is front load which we like better. The kids did enjoy their day(s) off school. We are doing well here , hope all is well with you Sis! Thanks for visiting, love you too, Terri xo,