Tag Archives: family gatherings

Sustainable Festivities

One of the events that our family will never miss is the MCC Festival for World Relief held each year in Abbotsford in September. This huge event has auctions, crafts booths, and garage sales. There’s a children’s area (and kids … Continue reading

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For Better (not worse!)

John and I had the privilege of emceeing a wedding last month for a couple from our church. It was a beautiful wedding, held at Mt. Lehman Winery in Abbotsford. The ceremony took place in the barrel room, with the … Continue reading

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Living within your means

There’s an excellent article in today’s Vancouver Sun titled “Thrift is the key to retirement”.  The gist of this article is basically this: live within your means. As someone who was raised by the ultimate thrifter, it seems almost laughable … Continue reading

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12 Days of Thrift-hearted Christmas: Day 12 – The Feast

When I think of Christmas, one of the first things that comes to mind so often is the food. Reflecting on my childhood, most of my food memories are around baking. My mom is an amazing baker and it’s at … Continue reading

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12 Days of Thrift-hearted Christmas: Day 9 – Gatherings

Our family gatherings usually focus around food – lots of it, all good – and often presents, since we usually gather to celebrate someone’s birthday or anniversary or, duh, Christmas. We celebrated Christmas with my extended family on Sunday and … Continue reading

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