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A Christmas Story

Orphan Christmas in Fernie BC - a small house, 7 families, loads of kids.

For days leading up to Christmas I was a bit worried about having 29 people at our small house for Christmas day dinner. 7 families, 14 kids, 15 adults, many beyblades ripping. I was worried there wouldn’t be enough food. I was worried the kids would be so crazy and wild, we wouldn’t be able to think straight. I was worried I didn’t have enough for people to do. All for nought! The party was great, the kids were civilized, the food was amazing and somehow, almost like a miracle, there was way too much to eat. My dessert plate was just as full as my dinner plate. I love when things just work out, with the help of 29 other people, that is. I’ll try and worry a little less because every holiday ends with a magnificent feast and fabulous company.

None of us have our families around but it’s much less noticeable when you have such a great Fernie family. Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Fernie Mom : I Want To Throw Out Everything In My House

It’s that time of year again! I think it happens about 3 times every year, for me. When you want to clean and rid of all the useless things in your house. Things that collect dust and aren’t being used/played with or those objects in your house that just always get in the way and you don’t know why you even have it (baby gate leaning up against the wall for about 3 years now, I’m looking at you). I want it all gone.

I might do it!

A friend of mine, an older woman with no kids in the house, has an empty house and I love visiting her. They has art on the walls, furniture, just a couple things on tables but hardly anything at all and I’m so jealous.

But what if I need that 4′ x 3′ crinkled up map of earth in the future! What if Roman asks me where Australia is again! That’s what I always think and that’s why we still have it and the baby gate and the other things in our house.

I might just do it!

scrap metal trash litter scrapyard

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Fernie Arts Co-op Sale & Social

Fernie Arts Co-op Holiday Sale and Artist' Social on December 8th

Lanterns & Caroling

The Arts Station Fernie BC - Logo - Train Station turned art gallery, arts support

From The Arts Station’s Website:

Lantern Craft & Caroling by Candlelight

Friday 22nd December

Join us at the Arts Station from 3 – 5pm for family lantern crafting session.

  • @ the Arts Station Theatre
  • Totally free, all materials provided, just drop in
  • Lead by Rachel Butterworth
  • Lanterns can be taken home afterwards
  • Suitable for ages 3+, families must stay with their children.

Then, get the whole family and join us on the deck to hold your lanterns and sing songs with Rachel.

  • 5.30pm on the deck @ the Arts Station
  • Rachel to lead the signing with a crew of singers and music! Traditional and modern holidays songs.
  • All ages welcome
  • Free hot chocolates! Generously donated by Starbucks Fernie.

Night Skiing On Mighty Moose

Astronomy on the Go - The Arts Station

We love night skiing!

“Take the family out for some evening turns on the Mighty Moose! Your lift ticket from that day is valid for night skiing, or tickets are available at the Lizard Creek Lodge Front Desk or Fernie Alpine Resort Rental Shop.

Youth & children (17 & under) – FREE
Adults – $19.95 + tax

The Mighty Moose lift will be open the slope lit up from 4:00pm to 9:00pm.  Ski under the lights and enjoy this fun experience with your family!

December 23-24, 2017  & December 26th, 2017 through to January 6th, 2018”

What Is Christmas

Christmas Eve Mountainside Church Services

A friend of mine recently brought up the question of “What is Christmas to your family? What are you celebrating?” I wasn’t sure how to answer and it made me think that Christmas has become this time of family and friends, giving and receiving, being thankful and warm fuzzy fireplace stuff but my children don’t know the story of Jesus’s birth. So I think I might take them to a Christmas Eve service this year so they can find out what Christmas is really about. If there’s no meaning, what is the point?

If there was a temple, mosque or a synagogue, I’d take them there, as well, at other times of the year. I guess we just need to travel a bit more to learn and experience all the different religions and stories.

 

The Fernie Elf On The Shelf

Have you seen him around town? He was at IDES yesterday and all the kids loved it…and parents. What!

The Fernie Elf on the Shelf