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Christmas 2008

This year we went to Prince Edward Island for Christmas. Here is a little review through photos of many of the things that we did.

1) Play sports that seem really Canadian like:

Five Pin Bowling
There are only five pins to knock down and each pin has a different point value. The ball is about the size of a grapefruit and you don't have to stick your fingers in any little hole and pray that they come out. Also, the ball is not as heavy so you can really aim and throw with some force. I (the American) came out with the top score for the family of 162, which I attribute to the fact that this type of bowling is 100 times easier than Ten Pin bowling.Curling
I was not terribly excited to spend two hours on the ice sliding large stones and trying to stay ahead of them with a broom. But, it actually turned out to be a lot of fun. That is probably because nobody really knew what they were doing or was any good at it, so we all made fools of ourselves together. Wilbert had a good handle on the whole sweeping thing and I managed to throw the two stones that landed the closest to the button for our team. Unfortunately, the other team hit them out in their next turn so my hard work counted for nothing.

2) Visit people we don't see very often like:
Aart and Jessica and their baby, Abby, who was born in July.

Dave and Chrissy (and eating at Tim Horton's. Yeah!)

3) Celebrate Christ's birth with family and friends.

The Talen Family - 2008
Christmas Day dinner with the Renkema's who always get together with the Talen's at Christmas.
4) Go to Cheryl and Aaron's Wedding. Cheryl was a roommate of mine in college and she taught on PEI for four years. She met Aaron from New Brunswick who Wilbert knew through Young Peoples and they were married in Fredericton on December 30.
The happy couple enjoying their first dance as husband and wife
Roommate reunion. Naomi, Cheryl and I were all roommates in college. It was wonderful to get to see them both and find out what is going on in their lives.

Overall, it was a wonderful Christmas break on the island. I think that I will share more stories later.


Rachelle said…
ohh, I'm so jealous! How was the wedding?

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