|From a look out along our trek, the trees show the weight of the previous week's ice storm.|
|My father and my son made excellent companions for a great snow shoe trek.|
|The kids watched intently as the choir sang and people acted out Christ's birth.|
As dark settled in, we arrived home in time to meet with the rest of the family to go out and take in the "Living Manger" at the St. Mark's Anglican church in Sussex Corner. The original show date was postponed due to the ice storms so we listened to the story of Jesus birth a few days late. The feeling was a bit different and it lacked something but the actors in the show deserve a ton of credit for giving it all. The missing element was my own sense of anticipation of Christmas. With Christmas over it was anti-climatic but still very enjoyable and the kids still loved it. They sat wide eyed as the shepherds brought in the sheep and the wise men presented their gifts.
|The acting baby Jesus was very well behaved, even in the cold, but the heat lamp likely helped, I know it helps this photo.|
As I sat down in the evening and recounted this day I was humbled. The snow was falling hard and the weatherman was calling for yet another storm. It was a great day and I have so much to be thankful for.
I want to share some of the photos from today so I hope you enjoy. Keep in mind, I'm not a professional photographer.
|Snow mobile tracks helped our progress on the first part of our trek.|
|This small cave provided my son with a great exploration opportunity.|