My brother and his young son just left after a week long visit here from England. I had not seen them for 11 years! It was fun, we had some very cold weather but we still had a nice visit and tried to give them a great Canadian winter experience. We went to a couple of NHL hockey games to see the Calgary Flames, as they are huge hockey fans, and follow the games on T.V overseas. The weather warmed up on Saturday, and we went skating on a lake outside and had our own impromptu family hockey game.
My youngest granddaughter is also just learning to skate. Here she is with my daughter trying to get involved in the game.
My husband played goalie.
I too was shooting the pucks, and keeping up with the kids...but no one took pictures of me!
We also braved yesterdays cold and donned our snow shoes and went snowshoeing around our property. You can see how bundled up my brother and nephew are. In the open areas, the snow was about 3 feet deep! Our snow shoes kept us from sinking down deep in the snow, and we were able to get around easily. I did not realize how deep the snow was back there. We soon worked up a sweat, and got in some good exercise.
I also had my husband barbecue a couple of meals for us out on the gas grill in minus 25 degree temps! It was a quick visit, but nice to reconnect. Our family is going to England for a long vacation this summer, when I will be able to visit with my other siblings that I also have not seen for several years.