Friday, December 04, 2009

Family pictures

Just wanted to share some of our family pictures that were taken at Thanksgiving!

The Peterson Family. Four generations...Thank you Lord for making me a part of such a wonderful family heritage!

The Peterson 3
Great-grand parents with the kids

Grand parents with the kids

Me with my beautiful sisters in law!!!

These photos were taken by a wonderful women check out her website Mason Photography!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the fall colors and the delicious feast we always enjoy. This year we celebrated with lots of family and friends. We are so blessed to have such a big family. In total we were 34 individuals and 4 generations....Thank you Lord for such a heritage we have!

Micah's aunt has a gift of decorating. Her family always makes the building look so beautiful. We ate on fall colored table clothes dressed with leaves, fanned napkins and gourd candles.

There was also this beautiful display of hay, pumpkins and giant mums. These are our two nephews taking a funny face picture.

Me and my sister in law Johanie.

Here is our thanksgiving buffet line. There is always so much food on the table. We had potatoes, squash, dressing, fiddle heads, carrots, salads, sweet potatoes, ham, turkey and of course GRAVY!!!!!

This year on the table these little cinnamon buns got promoted from the dessert table to the buffet table!!! I don't know how that happened with a dietitian in the family!! hehehe

After the feast came the desserts which I will have posted over at the kitchen blog. There are always so many to choose from. There was apple pie, blue berry pie, raspberry pie, squash pie, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin mousse, and ice cream sandwich dessert.

After our feast we had a lovely time of worship and a time of sharing about what we are thankful for!

The next day after church we did a nice walk outside. It was a little cold but it felt good to be able to get outside after all the rain we had.

This is a picture of Eben with his papa, great papa and GG (great grandmother)Micah teaching his mom to be hip by walking with one ear phone in!!

Our niece Miah jumping in the leaves. This was right after she fell in them!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Jamer/Peterson Feast

This past weekend we packed up the car and headed down to Saint John for a Jamer/Peterson family feast!! It was such a beautiful day on Saturday that we enjoyed a beautiful walk that afternoon. Of course you always feel like you can eat more after you have exercised!

We started the feast off with turkey and all the fixings! There were mashed potatoes, squash, fiddle heads, stuffing, carrots, peas, rolls and of course what would all that delicious food be if it weren't drenched in lots of GRAVY!!!

After the first course was done and the supper dishes cleaned up the real treats came out. Micah's aunt Carole treated us all to a chocolate fondue fountain.

We all really enjoyed making fruit kabobs and then drowning them in the chocolate fountain!! Due to the batteries dying I am sorry that there isn't any pictures of Becca, Davey and I trying to clean up the fountain.

Also for a special treat Micahs brother Josh made us homemade icecream! Wow was it ever delicious...

especailly on top of one of Nanas homemade pies!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lots of snow

Once again this winter there is no shortage of snow for us here in Moncton. Monday morning we woke up to a lot of snow on the ground and lots more coming. The snow banks are so high they almost come up to our windows!!

But with lots of snow and snow banks means lots of good sliding!

Micah made this sliding hill next to the garage. We had fun going down it, but it was a little too steep for the babe so we made a little hill for him in the front of the house.

He did really well holding on tight to the GT and had lots of smiles as he was going down the hill with Daddy.
We also made a great sliding hill (again this year) in the back yard with our neighbors. Its been fun watching the guys and the kids out there playing and laughing. I did get a video of Eben and Daddy going down that that we will try to post tonight.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Dads birthday weekend

We spent another weekend away. This time we traveled to our homes to enjoy some time with our folks. Friday night we had a wonderful time of worship with our friends and family. Saturday was a relaxing day. On Sunday we headed down to St. Stephen to visit my parents. After church that day the woman's group from the church was putting on a spaghetti lunch to raise money for missions.

Can you tell that it was delicious!! Its one of Eben favorites meals. To work off lunch dad and Eben spent some time outside plowing the driveway.

While the babe napped Micah and I watched a movie that mom and dad had rented the night before. The movie is called FIREPROOF. This is such a GREAT movie I am recommending it to everyone. If you haven't heard about it check it out and watch the trailer.

Mom was busy all afternoon preparing a turkey dinner for dads birthday. He had requested for dessert chocolate cake with chocolate boiled frosting. After 3 tries he decided to settle for the regular boiled icing.

We never did give Eben cake for his birthday and I was planning on waiting until this summer but that didn't happen. A little piece was placed in front of him and his face just lite up. He didn't really end up eating too much (which is good) so for his little party this summer I think we will stick with apple sauce, since its his favorite.

Eben had fun with his great Grammy after supper.

That night we all sat down to watch the super bowl together and as though we hadn't eaten two days worth of calories already during half time the wings and nachos came out.

What a great weekend!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Deanna

This weekend we packed up the family car and headed down or up to Nova Scoita for my bestest friends birthday party.

Her sister planned a wonderful party with lots of Deanna's friends and family. The theme of the party was "ugly sweaters". Every one got into this theme and really dressed up. We decided to wear our Peterson matching ugly sweaters. The one that I am wearing is actually Micah's favorite sweater that he wears daily (heheh). We got another one just like it from a couple at church one day who saw Micah wearing his and said "we have one to match if you want it". Eben got his last winter when we spotted it on sale at Super Store. Its a little small but it was cute for the party.

Krissy and I were busy in the kitchen all evening making lots of healthy food!!! Ya right... the b-day girl wanted sausage rolls and hot dogs in dough. I caught her at one point double fisting the sausage rolls! hehe...

Since Deanna didn't know the theme of the party her sister picked out this beautiful sweater for her to wear.

Now the winner of the party (in my option) would have to be our friend Alex, a 6'7" man squeezed into a lady's Easter sweater that had more bunnies, fuzz and Easter eggs on it then could count. Can you see the beautiful pastel sweater! hehehe....

Today is Deanna's actually birthday. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEE!!!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

An Early Birthday Present

Today is a great day! Many of you know that I (Micah) have a bit of a thing for T-shirts. I just like T-shirts that make people laugh or confuse them (which makes me laugh). I have collected them for many years and each T-shirt has so many wonderful memories.

Well, as you all know I'm not getting any younger. I'm turning into a bit of an old geezer and there are certain things that come with this territory. Apparently you are suppose to dress nicer, you know polo shirts and shirt shirts and stuff like that. Stuff the wives like to see you in so they can show you off when you are out and about, looking respectable and so on and so forth. T-shirts unfortunately do not fall in this category, so many of them have sat unworn, or they are simply worn out!

That's when my mother had an idea... "Why don't you just give them all to me and I'll make a quilt out of them?", she said. Brilliant, it was almost a win-win. Katie got a well dressed husband, and I would stand to gain one of the greatest pieces of nostalgia, I dare say, of all time. The only loss would be no more response from people when I wore them out in public, but that would be ok.

So New Years Eve my parents came up and mother started the big project. That evening we were joined by other NYE celebrators and the extra helping hands greatly increased the speed of the project (thanks Nicols!).

New Years morning we awoke to the sound of a roaring sewing machine with the pedal to the metal. Within no time my mother had finished the masterpiece. Ta Da!

It looks great on the bed!

Later in the afternoon, we tested it out as a family and curled up to watch a movie and catch a cap nap. I think Eben likes the new blanket....

So it is with great excitement that I share this work of art with you. I can't tell how awesome this birthday present is. Thank you mom (I love you)!! I hereby declare this T-Shirt quilt to be an official Peterson heirloom!! Dun-Duhna-Dun!

Well I'm off to bed, should be nice and warm tonight. Later! Micah

*Note - Don't tell anyone that my mom made it, she wants to keep it a secret ok ; )

PS - Sarah, I'm sorry about Veni, Vidi, Vegi, that was a really tough decision, it didn't fit quite right on me and I wasn't wearing it too much, so I though it deserved a better, more permanent home. I think when you see it in person you'll agree...