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.
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Have a blessed week ahead, Terri xo.