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From The Heart
Winter white surrounds us for another month or so and snow and ice related events add a festive slant to this cabin fever time of year. Check out the Winter Festivities story which features frosty frolicking on page 25 in this edition.
Our annual Party Planning Issue includes a few wedding related stories as usual, and a highlight for me was putting together the Proposal Stories. I asked readers in the issue and on Facebook for their stories and received many. My son asked Emily to be his wife at the top of the ski slope. They just stepped off the chair lift and he guided her to a view spot and pulled the ring out of a pocket in his snow bibs. He asked his most loved, favorite girl in the world to marry him while they were together doing one of his most loved and favorite activities—snowboarding/skiing (this one is not in our stories but as a mom I just had to share it). Emily Glover, my daughter-in-law, is our Book Beat columnist. She has a passion for reading and it shows. I wrote our proposal and included it in the story on page 8. Spoiler alert: see the related photo on this page.
There are other party related stories including a raclette grill dinner. Charity Spotlight this issue is about Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Thank you for reading Families First Monthly, and release your cabin fever.
Laura Lee Kalchik
Thank you to all who colored display ads from the Dec/Jan issue and sent them in for a chance to win a prize from our drawing. Thank you to the following businesses who had gift cards and certificates for the prizes: Hazelnut Kids, Jonathon B Pub, Korner Gem, Oryana Community Co-op, Thimbleberry Kids, The Cottage Restaurant, The State Theatre, Forget-Me-Not Florist, Dolls and More, and Culver’s.
April/May issue is on the horizon and includes stories about moms, gardens, and our annual Mothers Day Gift Guide.