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To my daughters...

I read this quotation on Barb's blog and absolutely love it!

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."~ Neil Gaiman

I share these wonderful words on my own blog in honour of my darling daughters as they begin a new year of school/university...full of hopes and promise, reuniting with old friends and connecting with new friends, finding new ways to express themselves, growing into their talents. They are all I could imagine and more! ♥

A favourite photo (from our 2007 trip to Venice):

Comments (7)


Anne, what a fantastic photo, and a fantastic souvenir for you all to look back on and enjoy in the years to come!


Hi Anne,

You must feel blessed to have two such beautiful daughters. Hope they (and you) have a great year. My own daughter is entering her second year at McMaster University in Hamilton. Here's good luck to all our daughters. Cheers.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, what a sweet post! I love the quote from Barb's blog and the photo of your two beautiful daughters. What an exciting time for them to begin a new school year. All the best to you and your family.

Have a great day today!

Barb Cabot:

Dear Anne, I feel as though I know you. Well in some ways I have come to know you through your blog. If we lived in the same city i think we'd become good friends. I love this quote as well. your daughters are beautiful and I love this photo. It's joyous! It is the perfect quote for them. Wonderful post!


Sandra, we had such a wonderful time on the gondola ride. I know some regard the experience as a tourist ripoff, but going with the girls was priceless! I'm thrilled to have such a great photo of them enjoying the ride!

Darren, daughters are indeed blessings, aren't they? I hope your daughter enjoys her second year at McMaster. It's my Sara's second year too (Dalhousie in Halifax). As I recall from my university days (way back when!), the courses are far more interesting once you get the first year introductory stuff out of the way.

Kathy - yes they are very excited! M was also a bit anxious this morning (first day back), not knowing if any of her friends would be in her class. I know she'll be fine and can't wait to hear about her day! :)

Barb, what a lovely thing to say, and I feel sure you are right! Your blog always strikes a chord in my heart, of a shared sense of celebrating life's joys and wonders. I'm glad we are at least connected through our blogs, if not in person!

What a great photo and memory! Wonderful quote also!


girasoli, I am so glad we took the girls to Italy! Lots of amazing memories that will last our lifetimes!

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