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I love to take pictures and after I purchased my first digital camera I took even more pictures. I currently have albums, slide carrousels and CDs full of of pictures that need to be organized and presented in some type of fashion. That is why I started digital scrapbooking. So far I have only done a few pages, but my plans are to do alot more. My camera is also great help in organizing the cards that I have made. I have taken pictures of all the cards and want to make albums that I can leave with prospective customers. I have also put these pictures on the internet so family across Canada can see them.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

How Awesome is That!!!

Back in October, I attended a presentation by a famous Canadian children's author that was arranged through work and hosted by a local book store. The author was Sharon Mckay, of Charlie Wilcox fame. Over the years, working in elementary school libraries, I had read many of Sharon's books and had enjoyed them all. My favorite was 'Esther'.

Whe reading Sharon's books, I had always wondered if Sharon was the Sharon McKay I went to school with back in Montreal. I no longer have to wonder, because is Sharon is the same Sharon McKay that I went to school with!!! Before the presentation, I went over and introduced mysef to Sharon (I'm sure some of the staff I was with must have wondered about the screaming that was going on in our corner of the store) as Sharon recognized me right away. After 40 years our paths have crossed again. And what is even more miraclous we are living within about 10 miles of each other in a community about 500 miles from where we grew up. Luckily and thankfully the owner of the bookstore had a camera and quickly snapped the above picture of the two of us.

Mom's 75th

September was a special month for celebrating and reunions. We celebrated Mom's 75th birthday in Montreal on September 27th. It was a long trip along the 401 from Toronto to Montreal but it was well worth the trip 'home'. Not only did we help Mom celebrate her special birthday, but we also saw family members and old family friends. It had been a few years since I had seen my siblings and almost 30 years since I had seen some of our family friends. A great time was had by all and some awesome pictures were taken. It's not everyday that we see all the extended members of our family and since we were dressed up it was a great opportunity for picture taking.

Almost the whole family. Mom, my siblings and the grand kids from Toronto and Monreal.

Mom (in the middle) my two brothers, my sister and me.

My husband and I and our three kids.

Our three kids.