BLOGMAS 2015 The TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS DAY 5

CHRISTMAS 

   
   

Christmas Is A Wonderful Time of the year. We find our selves smiling more around the holidays. The Children’s laughter is a little more louder and they have a little more bounce in their step. But do they know the real meaning of Christmas.

  

Do they know its the birth of Jesus

The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus who lived in Israel 2,000 years ago and who died on the cross for our sins (1 Corinthians 15 1-4, 1 Peter 2:24). More specifically, when we use the word “meaning,” we’re talking about the purpose of His birth that Christmas is supposed to celebrate. His purpose was to enter into the world and become one of us that He might deliver us from our sins. Jesus is not just any man. He is God in flesh (John 1:1, 14, Colossians 2:9). He is the second person of the Trinity who by being born of the Virgin Mary was made under the law (Galatians 4:4) and subject to the same temptations and limitations that we are. Christmas is the celebration of the historical event where God entered into our world so that He might display the perfection and holiness of God and that through His work of living perfectly and also dying on the cross for our sins that all who trust in Him would be saved from the righteous judgment of God.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him,” (John 3:16-17).


Jesus is the reason for the season

Jesus gives meaning to Christmas. Jesus, who was God in flesh, perfect, pure, holy, and who died on the cross and rose from the dead, is the one who gives the true meaning to Christmas.  

 
I hope that everyone takes the time to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas, I hope that everyone, slows down and enjoys their time with family and friends. I hope that we can all look up to the heavens and thank God for all your blessings.  MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOUR FAMILY

 
TONIA 

  

 

BLOGMAS DAY FOUR- CREED


CREED 

I have just comeback from watching the movie CREED, With Sylvester Stallone and Micheal B Jordan.

This is the last movie to the Rocky Series.
 

 
I believe this movie wasnt promoted as much as it should have been. 


This is what Creed is about

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). Adonis wasn’t born until after his father’s death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky’s help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen… 


This is truly an amazing movie if you’re a Rocky fan. Adonis’s heart to fight and prove himself, and Rocky’s fight to save them both is an amazing story of fight, determination, and that blood does not always mean family.
 

I do not want to say too much about the movie as its one you need to see for yourself.  

Im sure the question will be, will there be another and my answer is, you have to see the movie to make your own judgment as I believe its going to range in answers.

I hope there is another one. I love the Rocky Series so I hope there is. Im sure Stallone has it in him to do another. But lets hope he don’t wait another 9 years.

Here are the movies in order and the years. There is 39 years between the first Rocky and Creed. I was 4 years old when the first movie came out, so for me this is a life time series.  And I have seen all of them.  More than once other than Creed.

Rocky (1976)

Rocky 2 (1979)

Rocky 3 (1982)

Rocky 4 (1985)

Rocky 5 (1990)

Rocky Balboa (2006)

CREED (2015)
 

 
I Give this movie a 10/10 it’s an amazing movie well worth the money and if some one asked me to go see it again, I would pay to see it again. Well Done to all who had taken a part in the movie. Sylvester Stallone’s still got it. 

Tonia  

  

CHRISTMAS MOVIES. BLOGMAS 2015 DAY THREE. 

  

Christmas Time is a time that all the fun movies come out and the ones that we watch every year.

Movies:
 

 

Home Alone
 

 

Miracle On 34th St
 

 

Elf
 

 The Christmas Carol 

 

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
 

 

It’s a Wonderful Life.
 

 

Christmas With The Kranks
 

 

Charlie Browns Christmas
 

 

The Grinch
 

 
Which Christmas movie is your family favourite to curl up with a warm blanket and enjoy with your family. 

My favourite ones is the Home Alone Ones. And Miracle on 34th Street and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.  


Comment Below and let me know which ones are your favourite
.  

TONIA

#newblogger

DO YOU BELIVE IN SANTA Day Two of Blogmas 2015

  

Do  you belive in Santa? Do you still have your Christmas spirit? 

  

I love the Chritmas season, I love the joy it brings the children and how their eyes light up when they see Santa in the stores or on the parade routes that go threw the cities. I think Santa brings out the child in us all. Believing  in the mirical of him. 

I do not like the Commercial aspect that the stores have made, that we must spend lots of money for Santa, but I love the magic of Santa. 

Do you call him Santa, Chris Kringle or is he still Father Christmas?

Santa has evolved over the years. His looks have been pretty much the same its just that his coats have changed. 

I hope that what ever you belive this holiday season that you take a a moment and watch the eyes of a child when they see Santa, its a magial moment. The twinkle in their eyes is like the twinkle in Santas eyes. 

Here are some classic pictures of Santa. 

   
    
    

    
 
May you all find JOY AND HAPPINESS This Season! 

Tonia 

#newblogger 

 

BLOGMAS 2015 and My first one About TRADITIONS 

Welcome to Blogmas 2015
  

If your wondering what this is, its when I will blog Every day from December the first until Christmas Eve I will accompany with one Christmas related post, giving you gift ideas, tips, recipes, etc. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy Coming up with posts and writing them.  


This may not be very easy But I will do my best to give you all something interesting to read everyday.  


Happy reading 


I will start my first Blogma today
 

TRADITIONS 

What are your traditions around Christmas and the Holiday Season?

   
       
Every year I put my Christmas tree up with my two nieces. I have been doing this since they were young. They are now 22 and 17. We do it when the Santa Clause Parade is on in Toronto and if we cant do it due to being busy I will tape it and we watch it while we put up the tree. Some years we bake as well. We have a hot drink and have some great laughs and make memories that I hope they cherish as much as I do. I also get them an ornament that they can put on my tree so that when they get married they will get the ornaments to put on their tree.  

   
        

  I hope that even after they are married that they will still come and keep our memories and traditions going. I also did this my my grandmother, so having this tradition with these two has been something that we look forward to every year.  

We also go to my brothers every Christmas Eve, and then we go to my brothers in the morning to watch them open their gifts. And then we go back for dinner and spend quality time with loved ones.

So what are your traditions? Do you have anything that is unique to your family.  

Happy Holidays to Everyone.  

Tonia  #newbloger

DIRTY DANCING THE THEATER PLAY

Dirty Dancing Live Production
  
Seve years ago I went to see the the live production of The movie Dirty Dancing, the show was amazing and it was so good that I seen it three times, in the same running in Toronto Ontario Canada at the Famous Ed Mirvish Theater. The production and props were amazing. The people who played our beloved characters Johnny Castle and Baby Houseman were true to the original movie actors. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.  

I was so excited when I heard that Dirty Dancing was returning to the stage again. Mom and I went online and grabbed our tickets as the show was only going to be At the Ed Mirvish Theater for five days. The day had come and we were both excited.  

  

This is my review of the show:
 

The beginning began the same way the movie started, but we noticed that they would start to say things which was not the same, which was fine as this was a theatre play. The props and back grounds fell short of the previous shows. There was a lot of screens being used as back drops with pictures on them. In the previous shows they actually had buildings and doors they actually knocked on. They used more of the real thing and not pictures on a screen. This was disappointing. At one point they were to be driving in the movie and they just stood there and he moved his hands as if he was driving. In the previous show they came out in a car and it was true to life. When they had to be in the water doing the famous scene of lifting up Baby it was just a screen that you could still see the bottom parts of their body in this show. In the previous shows they were in front of the screen but it was more true to life. The person who was also playing Johnny actually did not even look like him. His voice somewhat sounded like him depending on what he was saying. The person who played Baby looked similar and sounded like her which was good.  

Im not saying I didn’t enjoy the show it was good but as it went on they had added other scenes to the show that was not even in the movie. Don’t get me wrong I do understand that the theatre play was not the movie but I believe when you do a show you should stick to what the movie was that’s what make it the classic we all knew. Most people know the movie word for word and when they start to change the dialogue it changes how you look at the play. Your constantly saying to yourself well that’s not in the movie. Which I think, took away from the show.

The actors were good and the music was great as Dirty Dancing is what it was.

I feel the show fell flat to the Original Show that was on stage before.

It’s a shame because we were looking so forward to seeing it.

I believe that once they do a show like this they need to not do another remake, especially when the first one was extraordinary and when you see it the first time and then see it twice after and take others because its so good.

I truly wish I could have gave it a better review as I was hoping to enjoy it as much as I did before. Like I wrote before the actors were good and did the best they could with what they had to work with.

If they bring it back to stage again Im sure I will go back and see it again. Hoping for another great show like the first time. All in all it was a great night with my mom. My rating of this show was a 4/10, I truly wish I could have rated it more but I cant.

If they do another remake I will still go. The movie was a classic.  

Tonia

#newblogger

  

   
   

WINTER

  
Winter

The last couple of days it has been gearing up to winter. We have had a couple of days with some nice flurries making the grounds and trees look beautiful. Im not a huge an of the cold weather but I love the way the snow makes the grounds look clean and fresh. I love watching the beautiful smiles on the faces of the children when they see the snow falling for the first time of the season. May you find a new way to look at the winter season. Waking up to see the fresh fallen snow is a beautiful thing.  

If your able to take a walk in the evening while its snowing take a look up into the sky it’s a beautiful thing.  

  
Tonia 

  

PRAY FOR PARIS 

  
THERE ARE NO WORDS! 

This should not be happening, it breakes my heart

  
  
MAY THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD SHINE ON PARIS.

Keep Paris in your thoughts and hold your family close. 

#prayforparis 

  

THE OUT POURING OF SUPPORT IS AMAZING 

  
Tonia

TRAVEL

TRAVEL

 

 How do you relax? Do you love the sun, sand, and crystal blue waters of the ocean or do you enjoy downhill skiing in the mountains. Or do you enjoy going on a Safari in Africa or the out backs of Australia, or maybe you would love the cobble stone streets of Italy or Greece.

Nothing feels better than knowing your getting on a plane and heading out of the bitter cold winters of your town. Your body then begins to relax when you know you are heading out of the every day grind. Knowing that soon you will be putting you toes in the white sand or strapping on your ski’s to fly down a mountain.  

Your mind, body and soul then relaxes. The tension of the past months begin to fade away. Everyone needs a vacation and time to unwind, its great for your health and soul.  
  
I love to travel to the crystal clear waters of the Ocean. I have been many places and plan to go to many more places. I try to travel once a year. It’s a time I can turn off my phone, and relax the mind. I love to get up early sit by the water and take in the quiet sounds of the ocean. The smell of the salt water. I enjoy taking a long walk on the beach with my favourite music playing in my ears. Having no place to go but the to grab a cold drink, and a bite to eat. Talking to new people and speaking with the people of the resort getting to know their story.

I do not take it lightly that I have been able to travel. I think it’s a blessing that we are able to go and enjoy other islands and places. Being able to meet and become friends with people that we may have never met before. Being able to learn another culture or way of life is a great blessing that we are able to do.  

I have had the privilege to have been able to travel to these countries and provinces. I have not listed the following to brag, I have listed it to state that Im a traveller and that I have seen how the poor under developed countries are and I have also seen the more well off  countrys as well.  


  BERMUDA

  
CubaVaradero, Santa Maria, a lot

  
Dominican Republic a couple of times

  
JAMAICA

FLORIDA a few times as a child

   

ST.MARTIN  

  
MEXICO a few times

   
 ARUBA

   

 

NEWFOUNDLAND a few times

  
NASSAU BAHAMAS

EDMONTON

I love going to Santa Maria Cuba it’s a 90 minute bus ride from Santa Clara and your 40 minutes on a cause way alone. The Island Santa Maria is a beautiful Island the people are amazing. It’s a very quiet Island, if you are looking to party and hang out this is not the Island for you. If your looking for relaxing and the most beautiful beach then this island is for you. The people that work on the resorts are all bused to and from work, the have there own man made, El Pueblo (the town)  

 
I had the opportunity to travel to St. Martin and Aruba last winter, I loved both but I fell in love with Aruba. The resort had its own, Island that had two beaches on it, for family and adult only which have flamingos on the beaches. It’s the most beautiful thing that I had ever seen.  

I loved Bermuda as well the colours of the houses when you are flying in, is amazing.

St. Martin was nice as well, it was a busy week of water sports and great fun. Touring around the island on jet skies was the high light of the week. Seeing all of the homes and the yachts that were docked in the harbours.

 

Being in any country is amazing and each come with their own experiences. If you travel often or have never been you should really try to take a vacation. It changes who you are and it’s memories that you will always have. 

  
TONIA

WHATS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THE STARBUCKS COFFEE CUP!

WHATS the BIG DEAL.

I may ruffle some feathers with this post. I like to talk about current news and things that everyone is talking about and Ive noticed that a lot people are speaking about the fact that STARBUCKS has not put any CHRISTMAS themed things on the cups. They usually have a red cup with Christmas themed pictures on it but this year they put out a red cup with their logo on it. It starts out red and goes ombre down to a light burgundy.  

  
 
 I also know that people get upset when People decorate or put up their trees before our Remembrance day which is November 11, in Canada. So I personally am not sure which we should be upset that they didn’t put anything on the cups or the fact that they put nothing on the cups and released a nice cup before November 11 and made them nicer than the white that they have year round.

  
 
I did enjoy seeing what the new themed cups would be every Christmas Season, but its nice that they did it plain and nice. They still have Christmas decorations up around the Cafe’s, So it’s not that Starbucks is against Christmas. I personally think they just did something different this year.

 I have included the video that all the talk is about.   

I hope I didn’t ruffle too may feathers. With this blog today.  

Just enjoy the Season and a cup of JOE or TEA or a LATTE Which ever you enjoy.

May everyone have a great Season, With Thanksgiving coming up for The USA and Christmas coming up. What ever you celebrate may you spend time with Family and friends and may you have safe travels along the way.  

Tonia