Remembering Christmas Magic with Nine Kids

As I clean and get ready for our adult children to come home from university and work in the city, it is nice to remember the magic of Christmases when they were little. In fact the scent of magic is still in the air, especially as our 3 and soon to be five grandbabies join our family! When…… Continue reading Remembering Christmas Magic with Nine Kids

Friendship Friday – Holiday Fun at Christmas: A Magical Time for Nine Kids

  Welcome to Friendship Friday! As the end of the year approaches, so do our favorite end-year Holidays! That’s the focus of this week’s discussion at Friendship Friday! What is your favorite Holiday and why? How will you celebrate that Holiday this year? Share a favorite holiday tradition – old or new! It was still…… Continue reading Friendship Friday – Holiday Fun at Christmas: A Magical Time for Nine Kids

Au Revoir, Adios, Ta,Ta, Bye For Now, See You Soon

I am off to the cottage for a week with ALL nine adult kids, in-laws and baby grandchildren. Two hours further north into the Canadian Shield, without any  internet reception. So it is old-fashioned books, swimming, campfires,  fishing scrabble, delicious meals and unending hours of crocheting to finish a cotton bed cover for my daughter’s wedding in…… Continue reading Au Revoir, Adios, Ta,Ta, Bye For Now, See You Soon

Christmas: A Magical Time for Nine Kids

Christmas for our large family was magical It was still dark outside, way too early for my husband and I; we had worked on Christmas Eve set up till 2:00 am. We couldn’t even pry our eyes open but we were smiling with contentment as we listened to the excited whispers and giggles of the…… Continue reading Christmas: A Magical Time for Nine Kids

Want To Be Happy? Delight in the Little things

  We all want to be happy. The secret is to  consciously take off jaded glasses, stop and look around. There is a lot be grateful for . I heard of a fellow who hated his job, so he tried to find something to be grateful about every day and started to write his discoveries in a…… Continue reading Want To Be Happy? Delight in the Little things