Sunday, May 19, 2013


So I made an announcement today on Facebook and have been flooded with questions ever since which is understandable because it was a pretty big announcement.  So here's the scoop!
The rumours are true, we are moving back to the Muskoka area.  It all happened so fast that my head is still spinning.
When Matthew took his family and moved there a couple of years ago I was disappointed.  I saw his kids almost every day and although they were moving only an hour and a half drive down the road, I knew the time I spent with them would decrease significantly and that saddened me.  While I still get to see them fairly frequently it is mostly just stopping in for a few minutes as we travel through to other places. When Brittany announced earlier this year that she and Ben would be moving there as well with their two kids, I was anxious to make a move south to be closer to all my little grandchildren.
A couple of weeks ago Ian and I discussed  the ramifications of such a move and we determined that we would have a little look at what was available and think about it.  Two weeks later (yesterday) we signed papers to purchase a home and we move in June 26th.  Crazy!!!!!  So much to do in so little time and in between a trip to Hawaii.  I think I will be awol on here for a while as I begin packing and getting this house ready to go on the market.

Things I will miss:

  • my friends here.
  • our indoor swimming pool.
  • an abundance of grocery stores (makes for cheap food).
  • the community I live in (seriously the nicest people ever).
  • the wildlife I see on daily basis.
  • my backyard tobogganing hill (no more toboggan parties on family weekend : (
Looking forward to:
  • more family get togethers ( I see a weekly family dinner tradition in the making)
  • reconnecting with old friends.
  • kayaking on the river.
  • meeting my new neighbors.
  • spending more time with our grandkids.
  • being able to help out my daughter and daughters in law more.


  1. So.....where are you moving to?

  2. Fiona! That is so exciting, you are such a great mum and grandma to move closer to the family! I am so happy for all of you! Kind of crazy you are leaving North Bay, but Muskoka is one of the best places on earth! So so happy for you! One of these days when we get back up to Ontario it will be a must to visit! Love you guys! xo