Ice Skating

Posted by Hannah on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
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The other day Mike and I went out to investigate the small ice rink near our apartment. We have been to lots of different rinks in the city but never to this one! It was surprisingly busy considering it's looked empty every time we've walked past. There are two rinks, a skating and a hockey one, and there were lots of little kids out playing hockey today. It always amazes me how good even at four and five years old they are! They just skate around so confidently and effortlessly!

This is the dress I made a while back. It's a bit too big really, but belted up it works pretty well. I bought some more fabric on Monday to make another one so we'll see how that turns out!

Tonight we are off for our third skiing lesson of the season! We still haven't had much snow, so we're skiing on man-made snow which is always harder. Tonight we'll be going down this hill for the first time!

Image taken from here

Toronto Islands in Winter

Posted by Hannah on Saturday, January 21, 2012.
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Last Sunday Mike and I caught the ferry over to the islands on what happened to be probably the coldest day so far this winter. Our trip over started with a bird trapped in the waiting room at the ferry dock. We were desperately trying to get the bird to fly out the door but it wasn't happening and we ended up having to catch the coat before it flew out.
our purpose of the trip was to visit the church where we will be getting married later this year and it turned out to be perfect! Beautiful stained glass windows and just the perfect size for us!

The lake had started to freeze over and people were already out playing hockey and skating on it. It looks like fun, but we could at times see the edge of the ice as it hasn't yet been cold enough for the whole lake to freeze over!