Kids are worth it!

For anyone who has planned a special event, they know that it is a lot of work and time that go into it.

And this makes it all worth it even more!

Thank you card from students1Thank you card from students

 

 

This morning outside the school, I was handed a Thank you card from the Vice Prinicipal, on behalf of the students at Clearmeadow.

The card read “Thank you for a great winter palooza” and signed all of their names.

Fundraising and planning events for a public school environment is very worthwhile because in the end, it is all for the kids.

This is one of the sweetest things I have ever received and I want to thank all of the students and great people at Clearmeadow and in the community who help me do what I enjoy to do.

This will be a constant reminder to me why helping in the school is important.

Thanks again, I feel very blessed to live in such a fabulous community and have my kids attending a wonderful school.

 

Yay, Clearmeadow Winter Palooza was a success!

Well, we pulled it off! (The second time around).

The Clearmeadow Winter Palooza went yesterday without a hiccup. Although I have a blister on my toe and my feet were aching once I took my boots off after the day and I broke my beautiful crockpot at the end of the day (stupid on my part story), it was well worth it!  To know that the community and children had a great time, the smiling faces makes it all worth the planning and time that we put into it.

The sponsors who made it happen were invaluable, for the donations so that we could have facepainting, clown services, inflatables, outdoor games , pancake breakfast, horse and wagon rides, coffee, water, juice and soup, and SO much more.  It shows just how fabulous people are.

I want to thank each and  every one who donated a prize to our event, or a monetary donation, or a silent auction prize, and food etc.  You made this event fabulous for the children of Clearmeadow Public School and the community of Newmarket and you are AWESOME for being a part of our success!

The attendees also helped support the Newmarket Food Pantry with some canned food donations (quite a bit) and some monetary donations as well so one of our school members will be dropping this off to the food pantry this week.

I met new fabulous businesses in our community and the chili cook-off was a fun experience also.

Thank you to Mayor Tony Van Bynen, John Taylor and Jane Twinney for coming out to represent Newmarket and to Tom Vegh and John Taylor for a silent auction prize.

Thank you SO MUCH for everyone’s contribution to the Winter Palooza and for supporting Clearmeadow Public School!

Blogging and my reasons for it…

I have been thinking alot the past few weeks about why I started writing again and what I am trying to get out of it.

I used to write years back in highschool for the newspaper in Orillia and had always enjoyed it. Even though I had always planned to study Journalism, when it came down it, I hesitated.

Why? I do not know!

I second quessed myself and it is one regret that I have always had.  I didn’t write books or fairy tales or stories, I loved writing about productions, people and community events. I always loved researching a story, learning about people and writing about the amazing things that people are involved in.

So fast forward 21 years and here I am writing once again. I really quite misssed it, although I never realized it until I started again.

I have had articles I have written published on a few websites and I truly appreciate each and everyone of them giving me the opportunity to write for them.

Would I like to write full time? Heck yah!  Would I like to get paid?  Who doesn’t?

But am I okay and content to continue to write for personal interest and to keep happy?  Absolutely I am!

Blogging gives me the opportunity to write about how I feel, what I am up to and what interests me in the world. I appreciate the freedom it gives me to better my writing and continue to prove my skills.

I am more than happy to write for other people but will continue to do it for myself also.

I have met alot of amazing writers and bloggers over the months and if I could join their ranks, I would so be there.

If you enjoy writing and want to take a stab at it, go for it!  You may surprise yourself!

 

 

It’s Pancake Tuesday!

It is pancake Tuesday and my kids are so excited for dinner tonight!

I have found a recipe online that I am going to use, see below:

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

 http://allrecipes.com/recipe/good-old-fashioned-pancakes/  Here is the recipe online from allrecipes.com

Original recipe makes 8 servings

  • 1 1/2 cupsall-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 1 teaspoonsalt
  • 1 tablespoonwhite sugar
  •   1 1/4 cupsmilk
  • 1egg
  • 3 tablespoonsbutter, melted

Directions
  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

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I will be serving with bacon.   The kids and I also made smoothies with chocolate, mango and strawberries as a fun drink to go with our pancakes.  It was messy but they loved it nonetheless.

 

Mmmmmm, pancakes anyone?

Win a trip for 2 to Portugal by supporting the Alzheimers Society and My Newmarket

My Newmarket has paired up with the Alzheimer’s Society of York Region to raise much needed funds for a great cause and to give participants the opportunity to win the Draw Prize of a Vacation for 2 to the Praia D’El Rey Golf & Beach Resort in Portugal, air and car included.

 

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The draw date for this prize is being held at Mr. Greek in Newmarket, Ontario on February 27, 2013!

Please do not hesitate on this event, you definitely do not want to miss out on this AMAZING prize!

For sponsor opportunities, please contact David Robinson at (905) 251-4482.

 

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I am still here!

Hi all!

I haven’t had a chance to do much blogging in the last while. I am planning a winter special event , taking 2 college courses at this time, taking care of my four kids and family. Sickness has been going around in my house and neighbourhood and am the only one so far who has stayed healthy.

As soon as my special event is done on Saturday, I will come back and add some more stories.

Hope everyone is well and talk soon. xx