A Birthday Celebration #FamilyFirst #Grandparents

It's my grandson's birthday!! Time seems to go faster every year. I can't believe my boy is twelve already! His mom booked him an amazing party at a recreation centre filled with activities like rock climbing, jamboree type rides, high jumping onto an air mattress (yikes!) and a trip to the movies for Avengers: Endgame. … Continue reading A Birthday Celebration #FamilyFirst #Grandparents

While The Bombs Fell by Robbie Cheadle & Elsie Hancy Eaton #Memoir #BookReview @bakeandwrite

What was it like for children growing up in rural Suffolk during World War 2?Elsie and her family live in a small double-storey cottage in Bungay, Suffolk. Every night she lies awake listening anxiously for the sound of the German bomber planes. Often they come and the air raid siren sounds signalling that the family … Continue reading While The Bombs Fell by Robbie Cheadle & Elsie Hancy Eaton #Memoir #BookReview @bakeandwrite

Baking up Memories- Pumpkin Bread Pudding #Recipe #Desserts

Christmas is right around the corner and with it, the joy and love of family. In our house, it's going to be quiet this year with my daughter and grandson on the other end of the country. It's been a struggle to retain the holiday spirit, so last night we took my mom on a … Continue reading Baking up Memories- Pumpkin Bread Pudding #Recipe #Desserts

Cooking up Memories- EggNog French Toast #Recipe #Christmas #FamilyFirst

Happy Holidays! Growing up, Christmas for our family often meant trips to Wilmore Park for a day of tobogganing with our cousins, hot cocoa and shortbread cookies with our grandparents, and... Christmas morning gift opening! My tree in Alberta Years later, after my dad passed away, DH (darling hubby) and I slowly took over the … Continue reading Cooking up Memories- EggNog French Toast #Recipe #Christmas #FamilyFirst

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter! #Holiday #FamilyFirst #mgtab

  Funny Easter Jokes: The Meaning of Easter A Sunday school teacher was asking her six-year-olds about the meaning of Easter. “Children,” she said, “Do you know why we celebrate Easter?” A little girl raised her hand. “Yes Jenny,” said the teacher. Jenny said, “ Is Easter when we put on costumes and go trick-or-treating?” … Continue reading Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter! #Holiday #FamilyFirst #mgtab

Now That You Mention It by @Kristan_Higgins #WomensFic #BookReview #5StarRead

New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in this witty, emotionally charged novel about the complications of life, love and family       One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by … Continue reading Now That You Mention It by @Kristan_Higgins #WomensFic #BookReview #5StarRead

It’s the Little Things #MFRWauthor #FamilyFirst

  This past weekend was cause for celebration. My grandson turned nine years old! A few years ago when we moved from our home and followed my daughter to the west coast so that we could help with the care of our boy, we didn't realize we would want to stay. He was five at … Continue reading It’s the Little Things #MFRWauthor #FamilyFirst


Today was a good day. For some Friday 13 immediately brings visions of world catastrophes, witches, goblins, plight or afflictions. For me it brought family closeness, phone calls from old friends, and internet connections with new ones. It brought sunshine and strawberries. Blooming roses and pineapple plants. photo by ANTHONY AYIOMAMITIS, TWAN on National Geographic … Continue reading ONE LINE FRIDAY