20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Leahy's Comet!

It's been a busy week. John spent it skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at the Black Forest Conservation Park (above). I did some writing and hit the mall--twice. Keegan, well, Keegan's Keegan. He thinks all this rushing around is insane, and took it easy whenever possible. He likes the floor...

But he's equally partial to a warm human body part like one of John's feet.

Yesterday, he jumped up on the ottoman and peered up over the top of my laptop screen. All I saw were two dark brown eyes and a massive head of white hair. Too cute! Needless to say I stopped writing to play with him.

Earlier this week while we were watching TV, he raced across the family room and flew onto my chair to give me a hug. A real hug. I swear! THAT was the moment when I wondered what on earth am I'm going to do when his owners return home. I suspect there will be more than a few tears shed when we take our leave. (I'm talking about ME...not Keegan!)

The weather outside may be frightful, but there are moments when it's fresh and new and AWESOME. Yesterday afternoon John asked, "What's that on the lake?" Fortunately, I was able to capture it (or should I say 'them') on video. I called them Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen and Comet...

Last, but certainly not least, Mr. Keegan surprised us with two more tickets for a Capital Centre performance. The Leahy's Family Christmas was an emotional roller coaster ride of music, family and just plain old fashioned fun that made John and I yearn for more. We're blessed to have shared a few moments with this amazing family. Also on stage were more kids than we could count...I'm serious! They ranged from Adelle, a beautiful teenage girl with super model looks (and WAY more talent) to a cute little six-year old (Michael) who could stepdance with the best of them.

While we didn't take our camera, (I wish we had, but know I would've dropped it because I clapped all the way through every song), I wanted to share a little of the experience. This first Youtube video is of the Leahy adults. For more visit their website HERE.

The next one is of the third generation of Leahys. Watch it to the end...the littlest guy, Michael, simply could NOT sit still last night. Even when he was sitting he was dancing to the music! I have a feeling he'll one day be center stage himself. Not a huge surprise as he's Natalie MacMaster and lead fiddler, Donnell Leahy's, son.

Thank you, Keegan. For the memories, for the hugs, and for the music! Life IS good!

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