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My extended family gathers every summer to camp out in Ontario’s beautiful outdoors. This year, we visited Grundy Lake Provincial Park and spent the Canada Day Long weekend under the stars.

I absolutely love these camping trips. Not only does it give us time away from city life and the everyday hustle and bustle, it allows my extraordinarily large family to have a getaway together. Some of our best family memories have been made on these trips.

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The Tree on Christmas Eve

Honestly, the holidays fly by so quickly that it’s hard to find time to stop and reflect on all that’s passed for even just a moment. Christmas was an absolute blast and our family was lucky that our power was restored before Christmas Eve and the big party at the Kwongs household was saved. Talk about a crazy ice storm. Fortunately, it meant that it looked like an absolute winter wonderland outside for a full week, especially with the trees coated with ice and looking like glass. Nature can be so vicious and yet so absolutely beautiful. In -20C weather, I ventured out of the house to take some pictures of the trees. Totally worth it.  (more…)