Why does it seem like this was a very short month?
Time hurries on!
We spent the first week of this month down south...
and came home to lush green lawns and fields.
After five months of drought, the long-awaited rain arrived.
But we also had plenty of sunshine and blue skies this month...
and fresh snow on the mountains nearby!
On November 10th these two turned 21!
Emme and Spencer made me a Grammy all those years ago.
I could never have anticipated what a joy that role would bring!
I will forever treasure the memories of all the time we have spent together...
reading books, watching movies, hiking, picnics, sleepovers, camping trips, and road trips.
Here's hoping I'm around to share many more of life's special moments with them.
I had a milestone birthday at the beginning of the year.
As did my friend, Marg.
Our hubbies had made arrangements a year in advance to have Rosemary Siemens & Eli Bennett serenade us for the occasion...
but the pandemic got in the way and the party was cancelled.
On November 11th Rosemary and Eli put on a concert at church...
and caught us by surprise when they ended the evening with a birthday medley for the two of us
...for a birthday long forgotten.
A memorable Remembrance Day it was!
Earlier this month, Ranen took part in the western Canada Irish Dance Competition in Victoria.
She finished well and qualified for the World Irish Dance Championships to take place in Montreal in spring.
We have never been to Montreal.
I think we may have a good excuse to go!
After a few good windstorms (including power outages) ...
We have had the most beautiful sunsets this month.
the trees have lost their leaves.
As I write this post...
...we have a winter wonderland out there.
it's also beginning to look a bit like Christmas!
Wishing you all a wonderful advent season...
“I want a Christmas that whispers ‘Jesus’.” ~ Ann Voskamp