It's been some time in which I joined Susanne out in Alberta for her Favorite Fives....
and yet I always sensed it was a quick
way for me to recap and share my week with my readers.
Sometimes, between life, work and family it's hard to stay connected.
But I truly love the fun format that Susanne has created for us.
This has been a more than usual busy week,
as some events have been unexpected things and yet, that's what brings meaning to life.
A moment in time!
She picked up her Opa's violin...and we tuned it, and we polished it.
And then we started...to play the beautiful piece of Pachelbel's Canon in D.
I think it's been about 10 years since we played music together.
That was one timeless gift to remember.
A near mishap!
Avalanche Advisory warnings were high this past weekend on our coastal mountains.
A group of back country skiers entered the steep chute in the Steep Creek area.
A 30 year old male was caught and carried 475 meters down the chute
sustaining a facial and pelvis fracture. He was partially buried and dug out by his touring group.
My daughter was one of the companions who helped dig him out.
We are more than thankful for the quick reactions of the rescue squad.
I'm not sure how I can strap her down into a safety zone!
Thank God for some miraculous recoveries.
This week I attended a funeral for a young friend,
who knew how to be classy not only on the outside, but also on the inside.
She loved to shop, Shop, and SHOP some more.
Even on her way home from chemo treatments she had to stop at Winners.
And that's exactly where I met her not so long ago...
shopping just for the perfect decor piece for her newly built home.
She was high energy...She loved people.
I was just a young bride when she invited us over for a beautifully decorated
table scape and she served us Cornish hens. What a delicacy.
She was known for running around the farm in rhinestones.
She had a quest for deep character. She was balanced.
And she prioritized and valued her walk with Christ.
The closing song, "The Holy City" was a stellar performance sung by another dear friend.
Once more, this was a reminder on how do we want to live our lives.
Yes, we will miss you Viola...
"Till the White Rose Blooms Again"
This week I took the time to review many beautiful folders of photos.
This is my time of year I love to create digitalized photo albums.
I welcome the quietness of the winter months to reflect on family and friends.
These are the moments I crave.
Quiet classical music can be heard in the background as I pour over the photos.
"The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the
joy of living are goodness, beauty and truth." A. Einstein
Tonight we enjoyed the view of the most spectacular Christmas Tree I have ever seen.
It was a 12 foot tree decorated with 1000 white lights, with white and silver bulbs.
It reflected through out the windows of the house.
My camera was missing...
Candles were glowing in the evening as we sat around and visited.
I love this time of year, as so often I am too busy during December,
and therefore I enjoy lingering awhile, before I begin to remove my decorations.
We ended off the evening by playing an old fashioned dice game called "Nuscht."
I hope you have all enjoyed some special memories for this first week of 2012!