Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Farewell Erin

Back in December I was excited to receive an invitation to attend the final broadcast of Erin Davis.  She has been my primary morning radio show host for almost 30 years so it was an honour to be invited!  It was an easy decision to invite Norma to join me.  IMG_3216

It was an e-e-early morning as we needed to be at Casa Loma in Toronto by 5:00am.  Wanting as good a seat as we could get we were there shortly after 4am.  LOL! 

Casa Loma is absolutely beautiful both at night and during the day!IMG_3140


We ended up sitting at a table just feet from where they were broadcasting so we could see and hear it all!IMG_3173

I wasn’t sure if we would have an opportunity to meet Erin but she quickly began visiting tables between broadcast times.  (Wow!  There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a radio broadcast!)IMG_3165 - Copy

When I first began my adoption journey I emailed Erin about something and she put me in touch with a friend of hers who had adopted her daughters from China.  It was neat to meet Erin in person and say thank you for that contact!  When I received Hannah’s referral, CHFI played my song request the day before I saw Hannah’s picture for the first time (Aug 28, 2009)

And then did a follow up interview on the radio the following Monday. (Aug 31, 2009)

Over the years Erin has shared her morning hosting duties with a few different co-hosts and Mike was my favourite by far.  They just clicked and often had me in stitches!  It’s always a treat to wake up with a smile on my face due to the fun things they shared on air.  Mike asking ‘Who are you wearing?’ SmileIMG_3169

Mike also came by for a visit so it was a treat to meet him too!  IMG_3171 - Copy

I’m not a big ‘star’ person but I will say it was neat to meet the people behind the voices I’ve listened to for years.

Erin and Mike sharing a bit of their revised version of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’  What fun!

Erin and her husband Rob have moved to the beautiful island of Victoria, BC.  All the best!!IMG_3182

And, thank you Erin!  It feels like you’ve been a friend for years even though this was the first time we’d met.  I’m looking forward to reading and listening to your journal and hearing about your new adventures.IMG_3214


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gingerbread House 2016

We have gone to a gingerbread class with family and friends since Hannah was little and we were excited to go again this year although sadly we were missing a few.

Hannah, Makenna, Kallen and Nathan were the kiddos who were ab le to go this Christmas.DSC_2236

I think Kallen ate as much icing as made it onto his house.   DSC_2246

Faces always help when big decorating decisions are being made.  DSC_2249


Hannah and Makenna are the best of friends!  I love the friendship these cousins share.  DSC_2252

The finished product!  It’s beautiful Hannah!  DSC_2267

Cousin traditions are the best!  DSC_2270

Hannah Got Her Ears Pierced!!

Every so often Hannah has talked about getting her ears pierced.  Last Christmas I gave her some pierced earrings and told her we could go an get her ears pierced.  It took her a while to get ready but this fall she said she wanted to do it!

She took Baby with her for moral support.  Her lip biting and firmly clasped hands showed me she was a little nervous – and I didn’t blame her.  This was a big step for my girl! 


All smiles as they cleaned her ears. 


Dots – check! 


We chose this location as she could get both ears done at once.  My brave girl!! 

She checked herself out each time we passed a mirror and I couldn’t blame her!  So pretty! 


Way to go Hannah!! 


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Trimming the Christmas Tree

Hannah and I love sharing time together decorating our Christmas tree.  There are no rules and I love how fun and unique it is each and every year!  Here is this year’s creation decorated while wearing her adorable new Christmas pyjamas!


Tree trimming is always better when done while enjoying ‘Christmas milk’. IMG_2996

This is how you decorate your tree too, right? IMG_3001

Adding the angel to the top is always a fun adventure with tons of giggles!DSC_2199


Our 2016 tree.  A treasure created with loveDSC_2226

by two crazy (in love) gals!DSC_2230

A Visit with Santa

Hannah was excited for her annual visit with Santa!  We went to our local mall which was decorated beautifully.  IMG_3117


She was pretty quiet when it was her time to visit Santa but she did eventually open up and share her wishes with him. 


We tried out a new ice cream place in the mall afterwards and it was delicious!  I’m sure the shake we share would have got 2 thumbs up if her other hand was free!  It’s safe to say we’ll be back!IMG_3129

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