Chapter 12: Weather man said its gonna snow!

This week was a blast! Steven has been learning so much about cooking the past few months, and this week he really wanted steak... So he made steak! It was the perfect rare/medium-rare tenderloin steak. Now that he knows how to make it, every time we talk about what we will have for dinner that is what he wants haha. Steak for daaayyys! I picked up some kosher salt on my way home from work, and he did the rest. next task is we need to time the rest of our meal better with the steak, it was a lot faster than we had anticipated, so we pretty much ate our steak like an appetiser and our veggies as an entre.

7aba6e7d6644b325961abde7fb613bdbOther news in our adventures with food, we went to C'Chocolate for the second time, and once again were not disappointed! we had one of their signature dishes this time, called C'Wow! it was very wow. It is a large dark chocolate dome, and inside the dome is ice cream and brownie and waffle and fruit. the waitress brings it out and then pours molten hot caramel over the dome melting it and exposing the wonders within. SO WOW. it was super rich, but amazing. After biking home, steven taught me how to dismount and mount my bike with style. it was really cute, like kids we rode around the street in front of our apartment as i practiced my running bike dismount and mount and i hardly got any scrapes. I never would have been able or even tried to do that two months ago. I am so much better at biking now! I actually genuinely enjoy it. Wierd.

 

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Saturday morning was SO exciting. We woke up to the news that there was a huge Christmas parade happening a few minutes bike from our house, so we quickly got dressed, grabbed some doughnuts and booked it up to st. Catherines where the parade was. I have never seen a Christmas parade that high budget before, nor have I ever seen Bonhomme in the flesh! (or snow rather) It was a childhood dream come true! We learned about bonhomme (king of the Quebec winter Carnival) as kids in french immersion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QffMCyY0dI

There was also the most legit Santa ever, he had a real beard and everything! And for some reason, Marty McFly was there with his DeLorean, Dr. Grant and Dr. Sadler from Jurrasic Park and John Hammond, and even Ghost busters showed with a few ghosts! Horrifying ghosts. Honestly it was a dream come true. I felt like I was in Miracle on 34th st. or any other movie with an amazing Christmas parade. Vancouver, step up your christmas game, Quebec's christmas spirit is putting you all to shame! After the parade we needed to warm up so we got some apple cider and all we wanted was to do christmas crafts and listen to christmas music doing christmas things... On our way to find the apple cider we stopped in this cute little store, it had a really random assortment of potted plants, nick nacks, special hard to find candy, and a display of giant human sized cuddle bears! it is not very often that Steven and I are made to feel small, so this was a real treat. They were so unbelievably soft, and cuddly, were they not 150$ we would have purchased one. Or two. Who knows! All in all, it was the best day EVER.

Also, we were asked to speak in church in , If you want to give our talks a read here are some links to them, You will really get to know me well in mine haha.. Mine is on when to Yield your heart to god and when to exercise your agency, and Steven's is on How to stand as a witness of God in your every day life (especially in the challenging context of the YSA)

love, Heather

PS. IT STARTED SNOWING TODAY. we are so not ready for this winter...

Heather's talk: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lzRV5UJEEdE2ZPz76PUgXsWL-dUasuLNK6PobweC0tk/edit?usp=sharing

Steven's talk: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10BwKmfrgF84Jqjv3xNtIfIYhPfFbTSVCL8O5KJAXYGE/edit?usp=sharing