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1/3/15 11:40 A

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Thanks, Laura!

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1/2/15 5:22 P

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Sounds wonderful CJ. I'm glad you had such a wonderful trip.

Laura. Mio, Michigan

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Those are great, Linda and Laura! Congratulations on all of your news!

2014 was a wonderful year for me as well. My son graduated from high school. My niece was Confirmed in our faith.

But the absolute best highlight for my dh and I was our recent trip to Paris! It was a training tour, as we are taking a group of 20 students to Europe during spring break. What an experience!

I am a little groggy this morning - we were up for about 23 hours yesterday as we arrived back into Winnipeg at 4:00 am Paris time!

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What a FANTASTIC TRIP! It was an opportunity of a lifetime! And Bryan has decided that all tour leaders will take that training trip whenever it is offered as it was not only a fabulous experience in itself to see all the sights and sounds of an European city, but to get the massive amounts of information that will be invaluable when we travel with students in the spring.

I have learnt so much! Navigating a busy Metro with a large group (it was so much easier when I was in England and just travelling with either my aunt or my cousin!), participating in classroom workshops about "What If?" scenarios about what to do in emergencies, and sight-seeing with a large group through horrendously busy tourist sites, [our guides said that they have never seen the crowds that were there at that time of year - there were at least 20 000 people lined up at Versailles. And New Year's Eve, they were very close to closing the Louvre as there were too many people. Then, at midnight, there were 600 000 people down the Champs D'Elysees compared with the usual 300 000!].

On our free time, Bryan and I got to explore the less busy side streets of Paris - in the Latin Quarter, as well as the village of Montmartre near the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. Three highlights for us were strolling down the Seine River walkway after dark on New Year's Eve, sitting in a TINY cafe for lunch and just experiencing lunch in "Paree", and singing "O Canada" at the top of our lungs in a crowded pub in the centre of Paris during the first intermission of the Junior Canada/US hockey game!

Such great fun!

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My son buying a house and finding out I have 2 more grandchildren on the way in 2015.

Laura. Mio, Michigan

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12/31/14 2:32 P

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2014 wasn't my best year, but a few things stand out for me. One is that I survived my rollover automobile accident, and I am doing fine. The other health-related happy moment was joining Curves and being consistent in my workouts.

In addition, I had two visits with my daughter and family in Maryland. And, one included attending my second grandson's high school graduation. I was also able to watch my oldest grandson's graduation from community college (AA degree) on the internet. I also had fun at the annual parade in October where I was dressed as Bat Girl.

I'm probably missing some things, but, those were happy moments for sure.

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12/31/14 10:17 A

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