Christmas 2003

Christmas was a quiet affair over at Patrick's parents place on Vancouver Island near Mill Bay.  The community is an upscale retirement development complete with 18 hole golf course and indoor tennis.  But we Hogan's never got to those upscale things.  We hiked in a nearby park that is rather enchanting especially for Emily and Matthew.  While the weather was on again off again rain it didn't stop us from getting out and seeing the lights and the woods.  Grandma and Grandpa were great.  Always with the parenting advice which we take to heart since Genie and Patrick need all the advice they can get to rally Emily to their way of thinking.   Of course this notion is an impossibility since children march to their own drum beat.  Nevertheless, as newbie parents they put out their best effort to help the kids through each phase no matter how tough it can get.


Christmas Lights at Stanley Park


Emily and the big Christmas tree

Emily and the soft touch hare

Genie & Emily Christmas Day

Christmas at Grandma & Grandpa's

Smart feeding the kids first!

Christmas dinner

Stanley Park Shoo Shoo

Emily enjoying a feast

Matthew digs in

Christmas dinner

Matthew on the Stanley Park Train

Christmas morning with Matthew

Stanley Park lights

Santas reindeer

Stanley Park lights

Stanley Park train in lights

Grandma & Grandpa

Preparing Christmas dinner

A path of lights

Stanley Park

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