Thursday 22 October 2015

So much to be thankful for

Today  I am so thankful that the weather has been so beautiful that I am still able to ride my bike to work.

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Monday 19 October 2015

I Agree!!!

Hello All,
Reading Mr. Borkowski's blog has inspired me to get back to writing this office blog. First I agree whole heartedly with Mr. B, my children were kind of on the cusp of this new technology generation. When my children were in school children didn't need to have cell phones because all of their friends did. They didn't need to be plugged in all the time for fear of missing something. As a result my children will sit down at a family dinner and converse with grandparents and aunts and uncles and ourselves and we couldn't be happier.
I have noticed with friends of ours though whose children are just 5-10 years younger that it is hard to have more than a 2 minute conversation. They don't want to put down their phone, ipad etc. for fear of missing out on their friends conversations. The pull is so strong that people not in the room become more important than those right in front of them and it saddens me.
Mr. B is right parents can't continue to ignore this trend children need to be taught to put technology down and enjoy living, and they need you to set the example.
We are so blessed to be having such a beautiful fall, get out and walk, hike, bike or just sit down and talk to your children.
Have fun!

Tuesday 20 January 2015

2 weeks old tomorrow

Hi All,
I hope that this new year has brought joy to you all so far. I have had a wonderful start to my year so far, my first grandchild, Ethan Gordon Jangula was born a healthy 8lbs1oz on Jan. 7th. He is so adorable. Unfortunately he lives in Grande Prairie Alberta so I have not been able to hold him yet. My son is sending me a lot of pictures though and I will go up and see him at the beginning of February.
I was just sent a picture today so I thought I would share it with you.
I hope that 2015 is a year of much love and joy for all of you.
Marnie Jangula 

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Christmas Poem

I stumbled upon this poem today and I thought it was beautiful enough to share. I hope you all like it and you all have a very Merry, fun filled, and loving Christmas.
See you all in the New Year!
Christmas isn't showy gifts
 Or glittering decoration;
 It's honoring our Savior, Jesus Christ
 In humble adoration.
It's serving those less fortunate,
 Meeting their needs before our own;
 It's making sure at Christmas time
 That no one is alone.
It's taking what we would have spent
 On things that no one needs,
 And using it to help someone
 With service and good deeds.
Our Savior showed us how to live
 With charity, faith and service.
 It makes the holidays a joy,
 More peaceful, and less nervous.
So let's remember Christmas is
 About our Savior's birth;
 That's the way to happiness,
 The way to peace on earth.
By Joanna Fuchs

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Upcoming Bazaar

Hello Wonderful CCS Families,

I hope that you are all planning to come to the Bazaar next weekend. It looks like there will be a lot of really great crafts to buy that your children have worked so hard on. I'm sure the baking will be delicious and the candy jars are always fun. The gently used handbags should prove to be fun also. I have attached a great soup recipe that Mrs. Mahussier just passed on I hope that some of you try it and enjoy it.
Black Bean Vegetable Soup
1tbsp veg. oil
1 onion chopped
1garlic clove, chopped fine
2 carrots chopped
2 tsps. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
4 c. veg. or chicken stock
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn kernels
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 can diced tomatoes
4 tbsp. chopped parsley (optional)

In large heavy saucepan, heat oil over med. heat, Add onion, garlic, and carrots; sauté for 5 min. or until onion is tender, stirring frequently. Add chili powder and cumin, cook for 1 min. stirring constantly. Add stock, 1 can beans, corn and pepper, & bring to a boil.
Meanwhile in food processor or blender, puree together tomatoes and remaining can of beans; Add to pot. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until carrots are tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

Please pass on any great recipes that you have especially for stews, chili's and soups that will keep me warm over the cold winter.

Friday 7 November 2014

Have a Great Long Weekend

Yeah we all get a four day weekend! I hope that you all spend time with each other enjoying the rain, the wind or the sun whatever this weekend brings us. I am lucky enough to be enjoying a 50th wedding anniversary party with my in-laws on Saturday. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday I will be enjoying the outdoors, I hope that all of you do too!!!!

Monday 27 October 2014

Adams River Salmon Run

If you haven't had a chance to experience the Adams River Salmon Run you really need to try and experience it one year. This year was the big 4 year run. Between Oct. 5 & 26 approximately 3.5 million Salmon returned to Adams Lake to spawn. Between the fall leaves, and the bright red Salmon it was truly beautiful. You can't help but be awed by so many Salmon having travelled all the way from Alaska.