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Christmas on the Island

Before we left for our adventurous journey to Michigan, we were able to celebrate Christmas on the Island. Wilbert's brother and sister-in-law drove up from New Jersey in the ice storm the Saturday before we left. That was an adventure for them as well, but they made it just fine.

Sunday we had a ton of snow on the Island, so our church services for the day were canceled. While we did miss going to church and celebrating advent, it was nice to have extra time with family. We ate lots of food and of course opened lots of presents. We even had a cute construction worker visit. 
This was the only picture I actually took of Christmas time on the Island. More pictures are found on Facebook posted by other members of the family. So, while it is nice to have the pictures from everyone for my personal use, it doesn't make it very easy to share on the blog. So, you will just have to believe me that we all had nice time!


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