Extremely Pleasant Bodily Discomfort

Sunday Dec 25th –


Merry Christmas 😊

We were up early to leave and make it to church in time for the 9:30 am service.

Feeling tired and having a one hour drive there and back wasn’t the nicest start to the day perhaps but when one stops to think of the reason of the season and how blessed we truly are, what’s a couple of hours?

We enjoyed the service and got in some quick hellos afterwords, before everyone parted ways for their family and food filled day.

Our day was filled with the same plans… but only after we ate lunch prepared by Dad and went for naps πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

We awoke (from that awful kind of nap that leaves you more tired than when you first lay downπŸ™„) and got ready for our evening ahead.
Which was to be spent with our good friends the Johnson’s 😁

We got there and were greeted not only by friends but with smells of glorious proportions, telling tales to our noises of what we were about to enjoy ❀️🍴

Gramps and Granny joined us there and Grandma Ruth as well, meaning Tammy had spent her day preparing a scrumptious meal for 11 people.

We happily sat down to enjoy the meal and the conversation died with the clinking of forks being the only sound heard.

It was delicious and also extremely painful after it was all finished with 😬😜

Thank you Tammy for the extremely pleasant bodily discomfort πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ΄

We then relocated to various locations about the house, needing space to stretch and taking the time to actually converse with each other πŸ˜‹

The Naber clan joined in on coffee and desserts later on and it was an entertaining evening spent among friends, one that left us/me feeling happy and blessed ❀️

Hoping everyone had a blessed Christmas with friends and family, remembering times past together and making new memories, thanks to our Lord, His blessings and sending His son for us.




Happy holidays from Mike and I 😊❀️


Monday Dec 26th –


Recovery day from the rich food and late night, since we are all so old 😜

I enjoyed some of moms poppy-seed roll for breakfast πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Looks sick, tastes amazing πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

My morning was spent writing and catching up and mom was busy cleaning the house.

Mike was having a rough day, sick of being caged up with mom and I 😜
Until she made us wraps for lunch that is 😏

Mom makes the best wraps.
No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Hers are the best. I’m sorry to all you other wrap makers but it’s true😜

She puts the perfect amount of everything, nothing to thick or to thin and she puts things on them that I don’t even necessarily like but blended together with her perfect cuts, spreads and folds, they are amazing.

It’s the love she puts in them I guess… or the poison 😏😜



Ferguson, I don’t think I’ve ever introduced him to you all before, but he is a special guy in our life.

He is a our hibiscus tree 😁

We got him before Mike and I got married, thinking we would use him for a part of the wedding ceremony and then plans changed, but we still kept him.

Mom has been in charge of his survival since we left and she had done very well.
Minus the odd time she forgot him outside in the cold, the days he was forgotten and left without water etc. etc 😜

He had been doing well up until she began home renos when he was terribly neglected and forgotten in the garage, under a pile of sawdust and dirt and eventually he was used a time or two as Rolo’s litter box.

He was not doing well any longer.

He lost all his leaves and Mom gave us the sad news that Ferguson’s life was probably over.

But he turned out to be a resilient plant and just needed his mother and father around because since we’ve been here he has put out multiple blooms and flowers!

Pro did bath him once and mother gave him tender care afterwords, which was all crucial in his recovery and we thank you.

Thus, you know now the story of Ferguson the hibiscus 😏😜

Mom heated up a lasagna for supper, adding some Holland Gouda to the already deliciously cheese covered top πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

That evening she bestowed some gifts upon Mike and I ☺️🎁

(Bracelet from Zoe πŸ’•… Mikes gifts not pictured 😜)
A collection of goodies were opened and enjoyed before we sat down to watch the movie ‘Sully’.
The telling of the true life event about the pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson River.

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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