What is the one thing you did this year you think you'll remember for the rest of your life? (Author: Me)
The highlights would have to be our many big and small trips. This was a year unlike any before it. 2012 was filled with travel for everyone. It was hectic and wonderful!
Claire started the year with a trip to Kingston, ON with her volleyball team.
Cole headed off to Montreal, Ottawa and Kingston for a music tour with the Cantus Choir from school.
Claire went on the Senior Arts Trip to Europe: London, Paris, Florence, Rome and Pompeii were stops along the way. What an incredible opportunity.
Cole and Caden were off to Florida for their March Break visit with Nanna and Grampy in Jupiter. They had a fantastic time!
Chloé came with Wanda and I on a last-minute trip to Las Vegas. We didn’t want to be left out of all the March Break excitement.
Tucson called again and I joined my sister Beth for what I hope will be an annual trip to Canyon Ranch. It is such an incredible place to recharge.
Claire had various baseball tournaments as close as Mississauga and Brampton all the way to Stratford. The boys took the bus to football games in Chatham, Sarnia, London and Kitchener.
Our annual summer trip to Cape Cod was complicated by a trip home for a baseball tournament for Claire and upon her return, enhanced with stops in Cooperstown, NY and Darien Lake on our way back to Oakville. What a fantastic time!
I took the kids to Stratford for a long weekend of plays. It was fantastic! I really want to instill a love of the arts and that it’s okay to watch, you don’t always have to be the participant to appreciate an art or activity.
Temagami and Pine Crest for Chloé and Caden to kick off the new school year. The week later Chloé headed back up north to attend a Leadership Conference.
Claire and I headed to Minneapolis to see Dr. Maya Angelou. We had the added treat of seeing my friend Cathy Zielske and her daughter Aidan for the evening.
Our year will end with a first for all of us: a trip to Barbados for Claire’s 2012 | 2012 birthday. We are all so very excited!
The ONE trip I believe we will all remember, forever, was taken at Thanksgiving. The crazy non-stop 19-hour drive to the beautiful Maritimes for Claire to tour UNB and Dalhousie, our visits with friends along the way and sharing Thanksgiving dinner with my family. The warmth and kindness shown to me and my children was overwhelming. Then we had the crazy 19-hour drive back home again. I don’t know how anxious I am to do it again, but it was FANTASTIC!