Thursday, December 31, 2009

365/09 Day 365

Angels on Ice.

For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully. Luke 4:10

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

365/09 Day 363

I did take photos today, but when I downloaded them, I saw this beauty taken by Murray, so it will be today's post. I love how the sun is shining with a red glow on the white bark of the lifeless looking (but definitely not lifeless) birch tree.Somehow in the bleakness of winter, it speaks of the promise of spring...of new life...of a soon to be new year.

Our First Geocaching Adventure| Sarnia Lambton County Lifestyle Photographers

We bought a handheld GPS for Christmas. Actually we bought it with Canadian Tire money. (Great stuff that Canadian Tire money)! It's last year's model, so it was on sale yet too. The Engineer and I were a couple of happy shoppers :o).

On Monday we decided to try it out. It was a snowy and blowy morning, but we dressed warm and headed out.

There are geocaches hidden all over the county and many are only minutes drive from our house.  The Engineer went on the evening before to get coordinates for a bunch of caches. Our first one was just down the road from us in one of the farmer's wood lots. After we arrived in the van, we kind of cross countried it on foot until we found the path. We're new at this ;o)! We discovered that the coordinates on our GPS are accurate within ten feet.

After a little roaming we found the cache! This one was a regular sized cache.

We checked out all the trinkets left inside by other geocachers. Do you see the camel? I guess some wisemen had been by earlier :o)! Then we signed and dated the book with a little note that said "our first find!"

Just up the road a bit is a really old graveyard. There is a micro cache hidden in it somewhere, but we did not find it. We wandered and poked around, and wandered and poked around. We looked up, down, and under. No success!

So we moved on to another one hidden in a grave yard. (There is actually an entire series of caches hidden in graveyards all around the county). This time we were successful! Now that we have a better idea what we're looking for, we'll have to go back to the other one sometime and see if we can find it yet.

We figured we were getting the hang of this, so despite beginning to feel a little chilly, we headed off to a series of caches around the old gravel pits. It was snowing like crazy by that point, but so beautiful!

This camouflage cache was a little bigger and it even had a couple trinkets in it including a geocache coin! Once we signed and dated this one. We put it back and raced back to the van! We'll finish the rest of the loop another day. It was time to warm up with some hot chocolate that our SIL made for us for Christmas!

We got stopped in our tracks though to admire the wildlife. Isn't he/she cute? I think he was very unimpressed by the snow, but it sure looked pretty landing all over him.

What a marvelous way to end our first geocaching adventure!

Because we remember moments, not days...

Friday, December 25, 2009

365/09 Day 359

The worst game of speed scrabble I have ever had in my life. See if you can count how many vowels I got. It's a wonder I only had two tiles left. That is -- if tao is actually a word. Heh heh!

Merry CHRISTmas! |Sarnia Lambton County Lifestyle Photographers

From our family to yours, we wish you all the joys of Christmas time! Merry CHRISTmas!

***Photo mat compliments of Nicole V Photography's Flourish Emporium You have to see her work! It's beautiful!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

365/09 Day 358

The best gift didn't come in fancy wrap and placed under a tree, He came wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

365/09 Day 357

Many are the Lightbeams.

The Light of Israel will become a fire, their Holy One a flame; in a single day it will burn and consume his thorns and his briers. Isaiah 10:17

Thursday, December 17, 2009

365/09 Day 351

To be made into shepherds belts...

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. Luke 2:8

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

365/09 Day 350

The building of the gingerbread house is a much looked forward to event by the kids. Each year their skill and techniques improve. It makes me wonder if soon I will be making the dough, so they can custom design their own homes. That would be really interesting. I think we'll have to get Daddy involved then too.

Remembering moments, not days...