I love the hoarfrost, not only cause it's beautiful but because it happens so rarely (at least in my limited winter experience). It can only grow into something beautiful at the perfect temperature. Faith, too, needs a combination of heat and cold to grow and become beautiful. The heat of God's presence produces a distinct kind of beauty when it follows the chill of struggle and pain.
Garry is enjoying his time-- meeting lots of people, having interesting conversations, and learning lots. It will be interesting to see how it all comes together into a story that makes sense. For now, there are lots of things happening and many pieces being put on the table.
Kevin has been doing more driving lately and getting more comfortable running around by himself. Kaleb has had fun opportunities to skate a bit, try some hockey, and check out curling. It seems the new adventures never end!
For my part I've been teaching school, cooking, catching up on some office stuff, and enjoying some bits of time with friends.