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Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

I’m the kind of person who likes to get my Christmas shopping done nice and early so I can enjoy the holiday season without having to worry about fighting the crowds at the mall. I much prefer visiting light displays, sitting on the curb at a Santa Claus parade, or spending the evening watching a favorite holiday movie with my…

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Family Travel

Christmas Lights and Hot Cocoa

We often travel in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and whether it be for work or leisure, we try to fit in a visit to local holiday light displays.  I have seen too many to count over the years but I thought I would share the following with you on this 6th day of the 12 Days Blogmas Challenge.…

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Five Favorite Canadian Christmas Treats

It’s funny how, until we move away, we don’t fully appreciate those things that we have come to know and love from our childhood homes. No, I’m not talking about mom taking care of your laundry or dad making sure the oil is changed in your car, I’m talking about those things we take for granted…like butter tarts. Yes, those simple…

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Family Travel, Homeschool

Christmas Carols Around the World

We’ve been studying how folks celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world this month with the Techie Homeschool Mom’s online unit studies and are having a lot of fun with it. The online unit studies are very handy while we’re traveling since there is very little in the way of extra supplies that you have to pack along. The book club…

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Family Travel

Santa’s Electric Night Parade

One of several bikes in this year’s parade We decided to spend the weekend in Boulder City Nevada after finding out they would be holding their annual Christmas Tree lighting and Santa’s Electric Night Parade while we were visiting the area. I have to tell you, I love a parade. Whether it be a big one like the Calgary Stampede…

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Tis the Season for Giving

I decided to sit down and write early today, while our grandson is still dozing after our day of exploring at Lake Mead that finished off with a Christmas Tree lighting in Boulder City. Day 2 of Blogmas and I haven’t quit yet…ok, to be honest I can usually make it through the first week of a writing challenge and…

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Family Travel

Christmas Tree Lightings and Santa Tractors

How can it be the first of December already? It hardly seems as though we were decorating for Halloween and now we’re breaking out the Christmas trees. Along with the changing of a calendar page, this month signals the beginning of Blogmas, that challenge to bloggers around the world to post each day, during the busiest of seasons for many…

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Nellie’s Christmas

I’m not sure about other homeschooling families, but in our house, once Halloween has passed and the weather turns colder, our minds turn to Christmas and the holiday season. Here in Canada, our Thanksgiving celebration is more of a harvest festival and happens in mid-October but the influence of our neighbors to the south is definitely felt at this time…

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Disney, Family Travel

Discovering The Science Behind Pixar

We’ve had a crazy busy year with our youngest daughter’s wedding in January, the arrival of our second grandson in April and, finally, our girls moving into their new home. There is one thing about being busy, time seems to pass by quickly (well, except for the eight months it took for the house to be built – that seemed…

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Disneyland, Family Travel

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Day! Celebrating Dick Van Dyke’s 90th Birthday at Disneyland!

Dick Van Dyke with his wife Arlene and Mary Poppins at the Jolly Holiday Bakery and Café dedication I’ve been looking through some of my old blog posts recently and came across this one from a couple of years ago that had managed to escape being published. Although it is old news, I thought I’d share. The wonderful thing about…

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