Reflections of 2015 ~ A Linky Party

I am thrilled to be joining some amazingly talented bloggers whom I have admired for quite some time.  Their blogs are ones I make sure to read each and every time a new post is up.  Hadar of Miss Kindergarten, Traci of Dragonflies in First and Kristin of A Teeny Tiny Teacher are all sharing their favourite memories from 2015 and I am linking up.

Here are a few of my favourite memories from 2015:

My daughter and I went to the Canadian National Figure Skating Championships Gala.  I love figure skating an have been a fan for a long time.  It was great to see some of my favourite skaters up close in our home arena.  

2.  Each year we drive to Florida to enjoy a week of sunshine.  We have been going to Sarasota for the past several years, since we started travelling in our RV.  We love Sun N Fun, which is a resort campground.  The kids have a blast because there is so much to do right at the park.  

3.  As soon as the weather turns nice we spend time at our cottage.  Waterskiing is a favourite sport for my husband and son.  I for one like to be a spectator!

4.  This year we added a new addition to the cottage - a wood fired hot tub.  My husband loves the hot tub at home and his brother had one so he had to have one too.  We love it!  It was quite the production getting it to our water access only cottage! 

5.  Once our school is out for holidays we always plan a longer RV trip.  This year we headed into the US to explore Maine.  We started out in Portland and then worked our way north to Bar Harbor.  We enjoyed Lighthouses, walking and touring around Portland and the kids and my husband had an experience ziplining and tree top trekking at our resort campground.  It was a definite highlight! 

6.  We loved spending a few days in Bar Harbor.  The highlight of this stop was a outing on a lobster boat to learn more about lobstering.  We also cruised past an old lighthouse and got to watch a large group of seals playing while the sun was setting!  

7.  Our next stop was Lunenbourg in Nova Scotia.  On our bucket list was to go on the Bluenose, a famous racing schooner, which is docked at Lunenbourg.  Unfortunately my timing was wrong and the ship was not in port.  That was my only disappointment of the trip.  We did get to go out on a much smaller boat, but as luck would have it, there was no wind so we really didn't get the experience of sailing.  The kids did get to steer the boat for a good part of the trip.  

 8.  Another highlight occurred back at our cottage.  Our daughter was determined to learn to ski but had not been successful to date.  Finally, with the help of family, she got up, stayed up and made it around the lake.  Seriously proud moment for her and especially her waterskiing loving father!

9.  The holidays are always a highlight.  We bought new living room furniture and then decorated.

10.  My final highlight is the birth of my nephew.  He is simply adorable.  I am sure he will be spoiled by his much older cousins.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my top 10.  Happy New Year to you!

Until next time,


  1. Looks like you have had a great year with lots of traveling and vacations! I hope you continue to do these things and have a prosperous 2016!

    1. We do love to travel! We are actually heading to NYC between Christmas and New Years. Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a happy and prosperous 2016 as well.

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  3. Wow!!! You've been everywhere! I feel like I just need to go wherever you went - you make it all look fabulous!

    1. We do like to travel. You are no slouch in the travelling department either! I have yet to get to Vegas but it is on my bucket list. Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog and checking out my post. I absolutely adore your blog and laugh out loud everytime I read one of your posts.

      Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!

  4. I love your pictures from Maine!!! They look like postcards :)

    1. Thanks Bridget! The beauty of taking pics with a good camera. Thanks for stopping by!


  5. I love Maine! Years ago, we used to go to Bristol with a bunch of friends to stay on a cottage on the ocean. Thanks for sharing all of your travels with us! Congrats to your daughter for her accomplishment. Love your hot tub!
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