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Monthly Archives: December 2011

My Mom

My wonderful and lovely Mom turned 80 years old a few days ago and I feel very blessed to have spent it with her. I live far away from my mom and that is my choosing, but please believe me when I tell you that I feel that distance keenly every single day.  In the … Continue reading »

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A boy and his auntie

“I’ll catch you Auntie Peggy.”

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A Walk in the Woods

I spent a substantial part of my childhood playing with my friends in the woods behind my house.  We built a LOT of forts, but we did other things too.  There were also some fires built, quite a lot of fishing, games of every kind, clubs, visits to the haunted barn, skating and a thousand … Continue reading »

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My little angel

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Sledding!!!

Finally it snowed!!  And we pulled out the crazy carpets that my dad has saved for 20 plus years in the garage and everybody had a turn. Me and my best sister. Scooter.  (He’s the one with the beard.) The little man. It was very, very fun.  It’s much nicer to toboggan on snow than … Continue reading »

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Making Cookies with Grandma

Blake’s Grandma on his dad’s side is an AMAZING baker.  Her shortbread and oatmeal chocolate chips and rhubarb squares are to die for! Right before Christmas Blake and his Grandma made some reindeer, snowmen and Christmas trees to get ready for Christmas.  They were delicious!   Blake and I are both big fans of gingerbread … Continue reading »

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Ice Skating

Grandpa bought Blake some new skates and they fit perfectly.  We strapped him in and he watched some telly while the rest of us got ready. Next we headed to the arena and Blake and his daddy walked to the dressing room. Blake is all ready to go skating! He spent a lot of time … Continue reading »

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Christmas Day 2011

This was a big Christmas for us.  It was really the first one where Blake was fully aware of what was happening AND we were at home surrounded by family and so the presents flowed in… When we woke up in the morning there was tons of loot and a letter from Santa!!  He drank … Continue reading »

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Walking at McMikes

Just up the street from my parents is a very cool art gallery called McMichaels.  Growing up, it was free and I spent a lot of time running around those hallways, hiding from Mr McMichael, half playing and half admiring the paintings by A Y Jackson, Emily Carr, Tommy Thomson, Norval Morriseau and other giants … Continue reading »

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Train Ride to Nowhere

I scheduled a train trip on the Santa Claus express on our first full day in Canada to give us something to do to help beat jet lag.  We all squeezed into our seats and got ready for our ride.  The trip was kind of a bust, actually.  It was squishy and cold and there … Continue reading »

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