Winter Fun Hat Trick – Keeping Warm in the Mountains

Regular followers will notice a lot of our family photos are taken outside – we are a very outdoorsy family and have tried to stay that way even through my recovery. This past weekend we had three generations around a campfire and on skis and snowshoes. This is Tweenboy’s 9th…

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Toboggan Party – great fun for a winter birthday party!

At the request of one of Life With Dawna’s Facebook Page followers who is in a rainy and un-snowy England I’ve put together a gallery of the antics from our tobogganing (sledging) fun. We invited 4 kids over to celebrate our youngest’s birthday by hitting the hill.  So much fun for…

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Dear Grandma, This Would Make You Happy

Dear Grandma, While you were alive you and Grandpa built your life centred on your family. You both had a lot of siblings and had 7 children of your own. I remember you spending time visiting children and grandchildren travelling the country by train to see them all. You always brought pictures of all…

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The Need for Speed! Go Karts a Go GO

Thanks to Groupon – Go Karting has become part of our summer tradition when we visit my parents.  There is a really great outdoor track in Stittsville, Ontario and they seem to have a Groupon special every summer. We had a blast this year – the first time that our…

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Best Family Present: Ancestral Cookbook

One of the best Christmas presents I received this year was an anthology of family recipes that my Step Mom and her sister put together. It took them two years to get cooperation from their brothers, children, and grandchildren – and it was worth it. Not only is it full…

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