Tagged with Christmas

Slow Cooker Apple Crumble

Slow Cooker Apple Crumble

I’ve enjoyed having a few close friends over this Christmas – that is what Christmas is all about  – spending time with loved ones.  Between both boys there were three hockey tournaments over the Christmas holidays so most of my time has been spent driving across town, not leaving me a lot of time to … Continue reading

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES OF A CHILD

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES OF A CHILD

“The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence.” When my children were young, I played the Santa game right until the end.  When the boys stopped believing in Santa, they  pretended to believe because they didn’t want to disappoint me.  We always had a nice Christmas and I never overspent … Continue reading

TRADITIONS I CAN LIVE WITH

TRADITIONS I CAN LIVE WITH

As we head into the new year and everyone starts reviewing the past year and making new year’s resolutions,  I tend to frown upon living in the past or making resolutions that don’t necessarily work in a new year that presents different challenges and circumstances.    Tradition is another behaviour that I find contradictory to … Continue reading

HIS / HER TREE

HIS / HER TREE

Ever since I’ve known my husband he has collected Hallmark Christmas decorations – not just any Hallmark Christmas decorations – guy Hallmark Christmas decorations.  Emmitt Smith, Ken Grifie Junior, Troy Aikman, Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Captain Jack Sparrow, GI Joe in space and GI Joe solider – he’s got them all. My husband is a … Continue reading

THE WONDER YEARS

THE WONDER YEARS

One of the girls from my hockey team posted on Facebook recently “help, my kids are driving me nuts about Santa Claus, they want to know if he’s real, I don’t know what to say, I don’t feel right lying to my children.”  She got all kinds of answers, everything from you should tell them … Continue reading

TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!

TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Christmas.   Christmas to me is a celebration, a celebration of life and new beginnings.  Celebration of Jesus’ birth, sharing his  love for us to one another and let’s not forget peace on earth.  I love giving gifts, especially to see a child’s face light up upon receiving a … Continue reading

SLOW DOWN AT CHRISTMAS TIME!

SLOW DOWN AT CHRISTMAS TIME!

I’ve managed to stay out of the malls at the most busiest times this year.  I’m finished most of my Christmas shopping and today I went out early to pick up a few last minute items I needed.  The kids have been off school this week and we’ve just kicking back and hanging around the house … Continue reading

THE CHRISTMAS DRAGON!

THE CHRISTMAS DRAGON!

The following is a Christmas present my son made for a friend of his at school.  Enjoy the innocence and magic of a child at Christmas: THE END!

CHRISTMAS – HOW MUCH DO WE REALLY NEED?

CHRISTMAS – HOW MUCH DO WE REALLY NEED?

Today after work I went for a walk with both my boys and during our conversation we talked about what they want for Christmas.   When the boys were young Christmas was easy – The Sears Wishbook came around in September and they would excitedly pick several things that Santa could bring.  Now at the age of 10 and … Continue reading