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What Christmas Means to Me...


TreeWe have worked very hard to have Christmas be more than just about the opening of presents for our children.

This week, I thought it would be fun to have an article written almost entirely by my five -year old son and what Christmas means to him.

The article is going to be published in its entirety this Sunday in Black Press newspapers, however, I am posting some of his random, but very meaningful thoughts in this blog to share with you....

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Love Actually....


LoveOne of the best Christmas movies I have ever seen (and not your traditional oldie) is the movie Love Actually. I own it and wait each year until December hits to watch it. I love Hugh Grant, Colin Ferth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson and Kiera Knightley in it.

But most of all - I love the message of the movie, that if you look around, you will find that love is actually all around us. Sometimes we get weighted down with all the negative stuff that goes on in the world, that we forget the great things right in front of us - things that are really important and that we should be grateful for....

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Happy New Year!


New YearsAs we are about to enter 2009 - and say good bye to 2008, I thought it would be good to reflect on all the "firsts" my children have experienced this past year.

I wrote about it in this week's column and it can be found under the "Archives" tab.

For me personally, 2008 had some amazing "highs" and some incredible "lows" but isn't that what life is about?.....

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Snowy Christmas Days


SnowWith all the snow that White Rock has received over the past few days - we have been pretty much confined to the home (unless we REALLY need to get something from the store).

Today, the snow is starting to turn to slush and with it comes the possibility of flooding.

It hasn't been all that bad though - as we have really enjoyed spending this time with the children playing and keeping them entertained with the Wii (and us too!)....

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Merry Christmas!


Christmas Tree I wanted to take the time to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas.

Appreciate being near the ones who mean the most and reflect on all the things you are thankful for.

Or reach out to someone who has been on your mind, but you just haven't been able to "get around" to making that call. It will make their holiday.

I have lots of stories to share about Christmas in the coming days - but not today.

May today bring you lots of happiness and love to you and your family.

Tooth Fairy


toothSo - along with the magic of Christmas came something very unexpected this past week....my son lost his first tooth.

And of course, losing your very first tooth is very special and we explained that to my five year old son when his bottom front tooth started to wiggle. He was very afraid to pull it out but when it came time for it to pop out - it was anything but simple....

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