Some photos and video from our Christmas this year in the Coch (rane). We hosted Christmas this year for Natalia's family at our house.


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Here is Henry playing with his uncle Eric in the front yard with all the snow we got.

Video of Henry playing in the snow



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Ilsa was fascinated by Henry's train in the tree.


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The 12 Ukrainian meatless dishes for Christmas Eve.


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The kolach and the poppy seed dish.


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Donni and her twins Heidi and Noah and a (well-deserved) glass of wine.


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The spread for our meal!


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Henry and Ilsa in their matching PJs.


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Sus and Lulu did an amazing skit/puppet show commemorating the pilgrimage everyone made to Cochrane. I captured
some of it on film.

Video of Sus and Lulu puppet show opening


Video of Puppet Show 2


Video of Puppet Show 3



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Heidi and Noah in matching PJs.


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Yes, this is blurry with Noah, but Heidi's face is glorious.


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Everyone hanging out in our living room before opening presents on Christmas Day.


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Henry opening presents.


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He LOVED this train book that he could run the train right through the book.


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This was the first year that Henry really 'got' unwrapping presents and he really liked it.


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Henry reading a story with Grandpa Carl.


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Henry and Ilsa in front of our tree in their matching PJs (from Aunty Natalia).


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The kids under the tree in their matching PJs.


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An awesome cheese ball that Adrienne made in the shape of a snowman.


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Ilsa playing in the snow.


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Nanaimo doesn't see a lot of snow so Ilsa had fun here with Henry.

Video of Ilsa and Henry in the snow



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Ilsa and Henry in the snow fort that uncle Eric made.


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Ilsa in her snow suit.


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Henry loves the snow, especially jumping in snow banks and knocking snow onto driveways that his Daddy has already shoveled.


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Henry and Ilsa eating grilled cheese sandwiches.


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Henry and Mommy playing Headbands.


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Henry and Ilsa playing playdoh.


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A nice photo of Henry and Ilsa playing playdoh.


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Henry and Ilsa in the bouncy castles.

Video of Ilsa and Henry in the Bouncy Castles



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Henry was fascinated by the 'waxing zamboni' at the rec centre.


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A blurry, but happy, photo in the bouncy castle.


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Henry and Ilsa in the car cart at Safeway as Karl and I got groceries. Who got a free cookie from the bakery??


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The turkey dinner spread for 19.


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Yummy turkey dinner!


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The crew, including Nina, Jim, Michael, Cole as additions this year.


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And Wendy too!


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The fun folks at the extra table.


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Henry and I in our matching shirts from Janet and Rick.


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Karl reading to Ilsa and Henry.


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Henry eating chocolate carrot cake.


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Henry and Ilsa with hula hoops back at Spray Lakes.


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A good photo of Henry and Ilsa having snacks.


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A blurry shot of Henry and Ilsa riding the turtle in the bouncy castle.


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Now with Henry in front, although still blurry.

Video of Ilsa with a ribbon


Another video of Ilsa with a ribbon



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Our friend Amy along with Martin and Lucy came over to enjoy the hot tub and eat some roast beef with my Mom's
amazing horseradish.


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Trying to ward off getting fat, I went for a troll behind our house and found a lot of scrubbiness.

Perrault Family Christmas


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Henry and I sharing a peanut buster parfait at DQ.


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Since my Mom was coming back from PSP, we elected to host a brunch so the Red Deer kids could come down to
see her. Here's Henry riding a dragon at the airport waiting for my Mom and Luc.


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Henry and the dragon in the new international terminal.


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Henry said, "Look Daddy, it's a pterodactyl!".


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Henry and Luc doing the puzzle that Luc sent him of his cousins at Calaway Park.


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Ham brunch with my family minus Denis and Leah.


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The Perrault cousins in front of the tree.


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And now with ALL of them having their tongues out doing a 'Kale' face.


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Grace and I with the bunnyhug that Natalia got her.


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Henry's cousin Kale REALLY liked Henry's tree train from Grandma G.


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Grandma G reading to the kids.

Ski Touring Cochrane Big Hill


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Kyle and Dave and I needed to get some exercise so we ran up the Cochrane hill prior to me picking up the horde
from Nanaimo. It was 'not great' to say the least.


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The view through the stubble.


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The boys ripping skins.


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Our 'run'.


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The view looking back.

Video of Dave skiing Cochrane hill


Video of Kyle skiing Cochrane hill



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Random photo of Erik and Aimee, now engaged.

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