In Love With The Holidays – Friends and Family 2012

Port Hope Christmas in the ParkThis is a special time of year for many people. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Festivus, tis the season to see your loved ones and share time together and make memories that will last forever.

This year I feel extra fortunate to have a busy schedule that sees me spending time with Trish and great friends AND all the sides of my mixed-up, extended, expanded, lovely family.

Last night I put in time with the Davis (mom’s) side of the family with a dinner out in the country. It was nice. With cousins and aunts and uncles and toddlers and grand-parents, we had a full house and a tasty dinner with laughs and good times. I’m sometimes anxious to get together with everyone, but this was a good start to the season.

Christmas MimosasNext up will be Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with Trish. I can’t tell you too much about what’s going to happen or what I’m getting her because there’s a chance that she’ll read this and then I’ll have egg on my face. I’m looking forward to it. Coffee on Christmas morning with some wrapping paper and smiles will be a great start to a special day.

Then it will be on the GO and out to Port Hope to spend some time unwrapping and eating and drinking with mom, Don, Chris, Duane, Daina, Mallory, and assorted other gatherers. Tradition will have mimosas and speciality coffees to go with some lunch. It’s a terrific way to enjoy Christmas morning/afternoon. You should try it. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed and you may even find a new tradition to add to your holidays.

Next stop will be Bowmanville to see dad and Robyn and Christine with Chris and Mallory. We’ll eat more, maybe have a couple more drinks, open some more gifts and laugh. It’s too bad that my niece and nephew won’t be there with us (at their dad’s) but I’ll be sending back Roxx Skillz for the boy and Disney Princesses for the girl. I hope they like them… it’s good to be a liked uncle.Roxx 2012 Hot Toy

After Christmas day is over it’s back to Toronto for a couple days to enjoy some downtime, outdoor skating, eating, sleeping and writing. I’m looking forward to those days. They will be good days. I will be awesome on those days. I will drink a lot of coffee on those days. I will enjoy them. I will make the most of them. I will make the least of them. I will miss them when they are gone.

Then we get to December 29th and the big old fam jam skating party that my mom is putting together. There will be friends and family and ice (I hope) and fire and food and very good times. I am really excited about this one and I know that some other people are as well. I just hope I don’t embarrass myself on the ice. That’s always a fear that I have when I strap on my blades of steel.

it’ll be “quick & dirty” and an excuse to wear long johns instead of pants.

The next day we’ll open presents and makes jokes with Jay Chan and Rayanne and Chris and D and Rannie and Seth. Again, I can’t talk much about the details in case one of them gets bored and reads this post. But we (Trish & I) are looking forward to giving everyone their gifts this year.

And that leads us to NYE and a 3rd day in a row with very good friends. In the words of our host, it’ll be “quick & dirty” and an excuse to wear long johns instead of pants. I love these people so it’s the best plan and place I can think to want to be.

And while there won’t be a Winter Classic to watch on January 1st… I may sneak in a college football game while I relax and get ready to go back to the Blog Studio office on the 2nd. It’s going to be an exciting year there too. Be ready for me to spew some info about that in the next couple months. Yay!
The Blog Studio at HoHoTO 2012Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Have an Amazing New Year everyone. You’re Awesome!

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In Love With The Holidays – Friends and Family 2012

Port Hope Christmas in the ParkThis is a special time of year for many people. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Festivus, tis the season to see your loved ones and share time together and make memories that will last forever.

This year I feel extra fortunate to have a busy schedule that sees me spending time with Trish and great friends AND all the sides of my mixed-up, extended, expanded, lovely family.

Last night I put in time with the Davis (mom’s) side of the family with a dinner out in the country. It was nice. With cousins and aunts and uncles and toddlers and grand-parents, we had a full house and a tasty dinner with laughs and good times. I’m sometimes anxious to get together with everyone, but this was a good start to the season.

Christmas MimosasNext up will be Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with Trish. I can’t tell you too much about what’s going to happen or what I’m getting her because there’s a chance that she’ll read this and then I’ll have egg on my face. I’m looking forward to it. Coffee on Christmas morning with some wrapping paper and smiles will be a great start to a special day.

Then it will be on the GO and out to Port Hope to spend some time unwrapping and eating and drinking with mom, Don, Chris, Duane, Daina, Mallory, and assorted other gatherers. Tradition will have mimosas and speciality coffees to go with some lunch. It’s a terrific way to enjoy Christmas morning/afternoon. You should try it. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed and you may even find a new tradition to add to your holidays.

Next stop will be Bowmanville to see dad and Robyn and Christine with Chris and Mallory. We’ll eat more, maybe have a couple more drinks, open some more gifts and laugh. It’s too bad that my niece and nephew won’t be there with us (at their dad’s) but I’ll be sending back Roxx Skillz for the boy and Disney Princesses for the girl. I hope they like them… it’s good to be a liked uncle.Roxx 2012 Hot Toy

After Christmas day is over it’s back to Toronto for a couple days to enjoy some downtime, outdoor skating, eating, sleeping and writing. I’m looking forward to those days. They will be good days. I will be awesome on those days. I will drink a lot of coffee on those days. I will enjoy them. I will make the most of them. I will make the least of them. I will miss them when they are gone.

Then we get to December 29th and the big old fam jam skating party that my mom is putting together. There will be friends and family and ice (I hope) and fire and food and very good times. I am really excited about this one and I know that some other people are as well. I just hope I don’t embarrass myself on the ice. That’s always a fear that I have when I strap on my blades of steel.

it’ll be “quick & dirty” and an excuse to wear long johns instead of pants.

The next day we’ll open presents and makes jokes with Jay Chan and Rayanne and Chris and D and Rannie and Seth. Again, I can’t talk much about the details in case one of them gets bored and reads this post. But we (Trish & I) are looking forward to giving everyone their gifts this year.

And that leads us to NYE and a 3rd day in a row with very good friends. In the words of our host, it’ll be “quick & dirty” and an excuse to wear long johns instead of pants. I love these people so it’s the best plan and place I can think to want to be.

And while there won’t be a Winter Classic to watch on January 1st… I may sneak in a college football game while I relax and get ready to go back to the Blog Studio office on the 2nd. It’s going to be an exciting year there too. Be ready for me to spew some info about that in the next couple months. Yay!
The Blog Studio at HoHoTO 2012Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Have an Amazing New Year everyone. You’re Awesome!

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