Corporate and Special Event Planning

Family Christmas

Family Christmas

I was sitting here trying to figure out what to blog about today then I got a phone call and I have my topic for the night. I just got a call from one of my cousins and she asked if we wanted to spend the night at her house on Boxing Day. We always go to our family cottage for Boxing Day but our family has gotten so big that there really isn’t enough room for all of us to sleep comfortably anymore so we’ve started just driving up for the day, which makes for a very long day.

This photo is taken in the living room of our cottage and it was taken in 2004 I think so we’ve grown by 6 people since then. By the way, that’s me in the back with the white sweatshirt. My husband’s behind me in the grey t-shirt and my girls are in the front row, one on my grandfather’s lap and the other standing beside him.
I love our cottage, it’s where the 5 granddaughters grew up. We only started celebrating our Christmas’ there when I was about 20 I think. I don’t know why we didn’t think of it sooner.  But since then we all look forward to it. I think we all feel the same way, it is our little hideaway from the rest of the world. 
That phone call has me excited for a whole lot of other reasons now. After we celebrate our traditional family way we’ll be able to take off to my cousin’s house and we’ll settle in for a comfortable sleep, which we only get at the cottage if we take our trailer up with us, and we’ll open a few beverages and have a hot tub.  Can’t wait! The girls are going to be so excited when I tell them.
What is your favorite part of your Christmas family get-togethers?  Or maybe your least favorite would be more fun to share. A little venting before we jump headfirst into the madness for 2011…lol.
Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.


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