photo session with the russo family

I can’t believe how big this little boy has grown, especially since it wasn’t too long ago I met him in his beautiful home in Coquitlam. It’s been a year and a half since his newborn baby photo session and now he is this little boy that is full of infectious laughter and has the energy […]

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make a memory with your children

I love this poem. It sums up my view on motherhood. Make a memory with your children, Spend some time to show you care; Toys and trinkets can’t replace those Precious moments that you share. Money doesn’t buy real pleasure, It doesn’t matter where you live; Children need your own attention, Something only you can […]

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Experiential Christmas Advent Calendar

I often wonder what childhood stories my children will tell when they are older. What fun things have we done to reminisce about? What events have we experienced together that enriches their childhood and our ‘familyness’. What photos will we have to experience those moments again? This Christmas, I want our lives to be filled with […]

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justine -

oh this sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to hear more about your christmas adventures.
And I’m getting excited just thinking about doing these things with my little guy in a few years (some we can do now.. but a lot he will enjoy more when he’s a bit older!). I can’t wait to start this tradition!!

Jenn -

Your printables are absoutely gorgeous! We’ve done an experiential advent calendar the last couple years and this year we’re doing one that’s a different craft each day. I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂

Karina Eva -

This is a great idea! Where do I get that cute little tree with doors, my daughter will love it if we do this, I might just try to pull of the 24 days starting this Saturday, picture and crafts with Santa and Ms Clause, I am really excited to spend this time with my kids. I certainly enjoy being a mom 🙂

amy -

That’s great Justine! I really don’t think Elle would remember many of these activities either which is why it’s so important to have photos so we could tell them about it.

amy -

Oooo, a Crafty Advent Calendar! What a great idea!

amy -

Karina, I got the tree from Superstore for $19. I know Ikea has an advent calendar too and theirs use slide out boxes instead of doors. Have fun with the activities! Let me know how it goes =)

eschelle -

What an awesome idea I really love this great work!! I will share and pin :D!

Michelle -

Such a cute idea! Can’t wait to get the printable ideas!!

Michelle -

I keep clicking the get it button but it doesn’t work 🙁

amy -

Hi Michelle! I tested it and it works…I wonder if it has something to do with your browser. To make it easier for you, I added you to the list so you should get a confirmation email very soon =) Let me know if you need more assistance.

Jaime Kamel -

I still can’t get the email to work. I haven’t received anything. Not a big deal. I can create the cards myself. Thanks for posting them though. Wish I could buy that adorable advent tree though. I don’t think we have one of those stores around here. 🙁

Amy Lee -

Hi Jaime! Sorry about the email. I wonder if it got caught in your spam filter. I could send you the pdf if I have your email address. Would that work for you?

12 days of Christmas with Vancouver's Top Mommy bloggers | -

[…] 28th –  Lori at The Write Mama on her Christmas Village Day 4 – November 29th –  Amy at The Connection We Share on her Experiential Advent Calendar Day 5 – November 30th – Erin At Large on the Giving […]

The magic of Christmas lights | One Crazy Kid -

[…] 4 – Amy at The Connection We Share on her very cool Experiential Advent […]

Holiday Traditions: Vancouver Mom Bloggers Share - Vancouver Mom -

[…] Day 4 – Amy Lee at The Connection We Share on her experiential advent calendar […]

ralph lauren homme -

ralph lauren homme

-mon dieu ! Oui, plus d’ esprit et peut-être unpeu plus de coeur que les autres.

sac longchamps pliable pas cher -

sac longchamps pliable pas cher

Le destin de deux personnes , longtemps après leur première rencontre à penser, pas si ils sont inscrits aveugle avec deux heures de la journée , mais la brosse avec la mort ce jour-là , il lui a sauvés, et finalement, elle lui appartient.Trois dans l…

sac longchamp pas cher -

sac longchamp pas cher

Le destin de deux personnes , longtemps après leur première rencontre à penser, pas si ils sont inscrits aveugle avec deux heures de la journée , mais la brosse avec la mort ce jour-là , il lui a sauvés, et finalement, elle lui appartient.Trois dans l…

Advent Calendar Activities For Kids | The Connection We Share -

[…] out that well since her and Elle got sick and didn’t do half the activites…but you can have a look here and there are also printables for that […]

Sandra Jones -

Hi I would LOVE a pdf of this @
Thank you so much..your ideas are GREAT!

Kaitlin Moore -

Would also love the free printable… this seems to be exactly what I have been searching for! Thanks so much for posting this! I think I am falling in love with your blog ;-P

Meredith Bova Ritter -– great ideas! thanks!

Meredith Bova Ritter -– Thanks!

Sandra Jones -

Thanks so much! You are awesome!

Crafty Moms Share -

What a wonderful idea for advent!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

Anne Campbell -

Great post! I featured this as one of my favorites this week from the Heats for Home Blog Hop. Feel free to stop by and grab an “I Was Featured” button!

Hearts for Home Blog Hop #45 | Learning Table -

[…] Experiential Christmas Advent Calendar from the connection we share. […]

Eva Gallés -

Hello, Amy,
I would also love the free printable, but it seems that the mailing list is down. I love calendar advents and this one is fabulous!
If you still send it, my email is

thank you!

Heather Fraser -

thanks for sharing – this looks great 🙂 I would love the printables but the mailing link doesn’t seem to be working. I wondered if you could email it to me?

Jennifer Moorby -

Could I get a copy emailed as well? Thanks!

Katarína Kubová Lapínová -

Hallo Amy, could I also get you e-mail with your Christmas activities? Thank You.

fun christmas things to do around town

One of the things I love about Christmas is all the festivities that goes with it – dinner with family and friends, shopping, singing Christmas carols and fun things to do around town. Below is a list of events in Vancouver that are kid friendly and family oriented.  Candytown at Yaletown When Fri Nov 23 from 3pm […]

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Vancouver Christmas Market -

Thank you so much for taking the time to let your readers know about the VCM. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing all the wonderful families coming to this year’s market. Best part of it all…is watching the children smile as they ride the carousel.

See you and your family there this year!

december 2013 vancouver christmas craft fairs

Here is a list of Christmas craft fairs in Vancouver for December 2012. There is not as many as November, but I’m sure you’ll find one here you like that you’ve never heard of. As for Elle and I, we only went to 1 craft fair yet. Elle enjoyed touching everything (against my will) and […]

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Vancouver Holiday Events Guide 2012 - North Shore Mama -

[…] lovely blogger friend of mine, Amy Lee, of The Connection We Share, has compiled a list of holiday craft fairs for the Greater Vancouver […]

Sta Arts Craft Fair -

Please help us promote our St. Thomas Aquinas Annual Christmas Arts and Craft Fair. We are having our jury selection in April 13 and the Fair in November 3, 2013. Application form available at: Thank you.

the recipe for a good life is simple

I find children wear their emotions on their faces. They smile when delighted, laugh when amused, pout when sad, cry when upset….every moment you can tell what they’re feeling just by looking at them. That is a gift and it is one that disappears as we grow older. We let our worries take over our smiles. We […]

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