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House Rules for a Happy Holiday :)

House Rules for a Happy Holiday 🙂


Rule #1: Chillax

My great niece, Rosie Mary Grace, at the baby spa in Australia 🙂


Rule #2: Hang out with friends

Rosie & her baby buddies at the spa


Rule #3: Don’t party too hard

My great nephew, Liam, recovering from a run-in with the coffee table 🙁


Rule #4: Nap lots

Eddie the cat all cozy on my bed in Victoria, BC


Rule #5: Nap anywhere

Baby Rosie taking a wee nap in Oz


Rule #6: Ask for a second helping

Jadie and her dinner bowl…hoping for more


Rule #7: Enjoy nature (regardless of the weather)

Jadie & Sadie in the SNOW at Cordova Bay, near Victoria, BC


Rule #8: Be a good sport

Me & my Dadio a few years ago…I miss him!


Happy Holidays and all the very best to you & yours in 2018!!

MA at the Last Chance Christmas Gift Show in Sidney, BC

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here. As a thank you, you’ll receive a short but saucy e-book entitled, Dive into this Chicago Deep Dish – Ten Bite-Sized Steps for a Yummier Slice of Life

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14 thoughts on “House Rules for a Happy Holiday :)”

  1. Great Pictures MA! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018…I miss you and Sadie…hugs, blessings and loads of love, Colleen and Johnny

  2. Thank you Maryanne! You always lift ones spirits!Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and All the Very Best in 2018!

  3. Best to you, too, Maryanne — my resolution for 2018 is going to be “more fun” — and I know you will be living up to that, for sure!

  4. That was a great list!! Thanks for the laughs:) I hope you have a very merry Christmas and may your new year be filled with delight!
    Take care, Renee

  5. Happy New Year, Renee…hope you had a relaxed 🙂 holiday season and all the very best in the year ahead!

  6. I did, indeed, Wende…hope you guys did, too! I LOVED seeing all your family pics from the past year!

  7. What a great visit we had in the late fall, though…thank you again for such a lovely evening!!

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