My Blogger Promise For 2015!

This is my promise to all my readers, friends, and those in between!  I'll start the New Year off with a "10 things you should know about me" list!  If there's anything you'd like to know, please tweet at me or post in the comments below!  I'll try my best to keep my answers short and sweet!  I'll promise to post on a more frequent basis, and hopefully throughout the course of the year we'll be better acquainted.  With lots of love, hugs, and kisses from the 3 of us behind M.A.C.T., wishing you and yours all the best for 2015!

One for One, For All! #SeasonsTweetings

'Twas the week before Christmas,
And down at the bank,
Funds were running low,
I was becoming a Crank!

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

Come along and sing the song, and join the jamboree . . .  M I C K E Y  M O U S E!  

I remember singing that song when I was a little girl and marching around my living room like a loyal Mickey Soldierette!  Now I get to watch my little one doing the same thing (the lyrics have been modified a little "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse").  It's amazing to see how the joy of Disney has transcended through our generations and to know that they still have that same magical effect!  I can't wait to surprise my little one on Christmas morning with the gift of Disney Live!  We've attended a few Disney on Ice events and know that the producers always pull out all the stops to make sure everyone feels like they're part of the adventure.  I can't wait to see what Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival has in store for us in the New Year!  

Welcome To Flower City! #LoveWhereYouLive

Look up "Flower City" online and you'll likely end up on the website!  Why Flower City though?  Time for a quick history lesson:  A long time ago, there was a man named Harry Dale, an immigrant from England whose father sold produce from his garden. Harry's passion for flowers (particularly his roses) eventually made him the town's largest employer and attracted world-wide attention to tiny town.  The varieties of flowers and the abundance of production in the city eventually dubbed Brampton "The Flower City".  Here's a quick link to a book which was written to explain the history behind the name.  I recommend the read!  Brampton: The Flower City Story by Dale O'Hara.

So what made us choose to move from the hustle and bustle of Toronto, to the more toned down suburbs of Brampton?  Well, I was 21 and decided that I was going to put money down on a house where I would establish my future family.  My wife (fiancee at the time) and I decided that we wanted our future family to live in a community that was safe, still growing, and was affordable.  After searching many new developments all around the GTA, we had finally found what was to be our new home, nestled in a new development area in the north-western part of Brampton.  We were within a 10 minute drive to nearly everywhere!  It was perfect!  In 2002, our house had been built and was ready for Brampton's newest residents, US!  We moved in and haven't looked back since.  Brampton is always in a constant state of development, building new recreational centres, hospitals, updating its public transit, building new schools, all to provide better facilities and services for it new and current residents.  I feel at home here and have felt this way ever since we moved in.  

Here are some of our favourite 
places to visit in our wonderful city: