Monthly Archives: January 2010


Hello everybody!  After a long break with no posts, I decided that I should post something.  I thought that I might also mention that the lack of posts is not due to a lack of things to post, but for a lack of time to post them!

Things that we have done recently include Nathanael’s birthday:

Nathanael's Birthday (1) Nathanael's Birthday (2)

We have also done a little more gyprocking, but I don’t have any pictures right now.

On Wednesday, my father and sister left on a 16 hour journey to Indianapolis, Indiana.  My father was going to a Dad’s Conference, and Elizabeth to visit a friend:

Brushing the snow of the car. Suitcases, food, etc., is packed. They're off!

Bon voyage!

Bon Voyage!

I have been busy getting this site working to its full capacity.  A few things remain to be done, but I thought perhaps I would let you know that the Frazer Creations portion of the site is now working.  The only item under the Products menu remaining to be settled is the recommendations.  I’ll let you know when everything’s done!  Here is a picture of one of the favourite cards:

Card 06

One thing that I always have to remember when I am very busy is to keep my eyes focused in the right place: Jesus Christ.  If we fail to look to Him for our every need, we will be like Peter when he looked at the wind and waves instead of towards Christ.  We will then find ourselves desperately sinking into the things of this world, rather than walking through the storms on this earth towards the One Who will help us through every storm.

May God bless you!



a jar of marmalade

In the Frazer household, marmalade is a favourite topping on bread and toast alike.  It also makes an ideal gift in many cases.  So, when the citrus fruits go on special in January, we start making marmalade.  This year we made four types of marmalade: our normal 3-fruit marmalade (orange, lemon, and grapefruit), lemon marmalade, lime marmalade, and orange marmalade. 

Evelyn cutting the fruit

(Notice the jars in the foreground.)

3-fruit lime

3-fruit and limes, all sliced.  We leave all the peel on the fruits for a better taste and texture.

adding the sugar boiling

A lot of sugar goes into marmalade!  It has to boil for hours.

3 jars of 3-fruit marmalade

Ah! all done.  Marmalade is supposed to set for a month before serving, but there is always a jar or two that doesn’t seal first time, so we get to eat that marmalade sooner.

more marmalade

The varied translucency of marmalade makes it a lot of fun to photograph!

70 jars

We made a total of 70 jars of marmalade this year.

 “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: … Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; … For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.” – Psalm 103.2,5,11

Construction Zone Christmas

     This Christmas has been unique in many ways, the most notable probably being our “living room” setup.  This will likely be the only Christmas where all the pictures have a construction zone backdrop: Thermax and strapping on the walls and ceiling, scaffolding being used as double-decker chairs, etc.  Everyone enjoyed the different scenery, however, and we had a wonderful day together.

     Each year, we decorate our Christmas tree based on a particular theme.  This year, since we have been doing a lot of building, we chose a building theme: edification, or building one another up.  Though you can’t really see the decorations in the picture, they are all in the shape of houses and each has a verse about how we are built up.

The Christmas tree

     Now the “living room” has moved back into its original location, and the construction has recommenced.  Dry walling was next in order.  Twelve-foot sheets of sheet rock are not easy to handle, and with the ceiling being slanted, the scaffolding planks had to be put at an unusual angle, but the boys managed beautifully, and we now have a large part of the dry walling done. 

Nathanael nailing up strappingDavid and Jonathan dry walling the ceilingNathanael doing more nailing

Jonathan cutting holes for the socketsIt's looking more like a roomDavid putting in smaller pieces

     It is so encouraging to see the work progressing so well, but even as I watch, I am reminded that it is not by one person alone that this project will be accomplished.  Each worker is invaluable and has his/her own specific place in the larger picture.  And so it is in the body of Christ also.  “For the body is not one member, but many.  If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?  And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?  If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?  But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.” I Corinthians 12:14-18