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Friday, November 9, 2012

Have a Great Weekend!

The weather looks promising for the weekend… so get the family out of the house and join your community at some of the local events!  Enjoy!

Flags4Vets- Saturday, November 10 at Cave Hill Cemetery; volunteers needed to place flags on the graves of 6,700 U.S. veterans buried in the National Military Section

“Hello Neighbor” Community Event- Saturday, November 10, 11am-6pm at the Muhammad Ali Center; FREE community celebration of Louisville’s diversity and “people-to-people” connections featuring live entertainment, family activities, international foods, and more; Muhammad Ali Center exhibits are free from 11am-6pm (donations of blankets, shower curtains, alarm clocks, and more are requested for Kentucky Refugee Ministries)

North Beckley Creek Park Opening Day- Saturday, November 10 at 10am; FREE event open to the public; bring your bike, hiking boots, canoe, or kayak and take part in the celebrations;
  • Hikes led by naturalist Michael Gaige and by The Parklands staff
  • Paddling demonstrations on Floyds Fork (bring your own kayak or canoe)
  • Fishing in William F. Miles Lakes (fishing license required)
  • Fly fishing and fly casting demonstrations by Derby City Fly Fishers
  • Light food/refreshments from our partners
  • Trolley Tours of Beckley Creek Park
Family Fun Workshop- Saturday, November 10, 10am-12pm at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, IN;  FREE workshop where the kids will make a log cabin bird feeder (bring 3-4 large twigs from your yard); pre-registration is required, so call 812.944.7336

Louisville Veteran’s Day Parade- Sunday, November 11 at 2pm at 4th and Liberty Streets; a musical program begins at 1:30pm at 9th and Main; FREE

Photo Source: Rotaract Club of Greater Louisville

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Time to Vote for the Worst!

We asked you to send in your worst family photo for our Holiday Card Makeover Contest presented by CafePress, and, boy, oh boy, you did not disappoint.  The pictures are so great and so funny, and now it’s time for you to vote on which one is the worst family photo. 

Now through midnight on November 11, you may vote one time each day for the photo of your choice.  Good luck, and may the best, I mean worst, photo win!

Click here to see all of them and to cast your vote.

Making the Holidays Easier- Part 1

Determined to get ahead of the holiday frenzy and stay there?  This series is intended to help you start thinking, planning and moving. 

Today's entry focuses on tasks and decisions that should be taken care of now… with just a few weeks to go, plan to knock these out by mid-November. 

#1:  If entertaining of some sort is on your list...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gaylord Opryland Christmas Giveaway

On the 6th giveaway of Christmas, Today’s Family gave to me…

The Christmassy DreamWorks Experience trip!  The winner of this trip will receive:
  • Two nights traditional room accommodations (Sun-Thurs) for up to a family of four at Gaylord Opryland Resort
  • Four tickets for front of the line access to ICE! featuring DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek the Halls
  • ShrekFeast Interactive Character Meal one day for a family of four
  • “Character Passport” Meet & Greets
  • DreamWorks Themed Scavenger Hunt
  • Welcome Amenity
  • Souvenir Family Photo
  • Special Wake-Up Calls by DreamWorks Characters
  • Four tickets for a ride on the Delta Riverboats inside Gaylord Opryland
  • VIP Coupon Book valued at more than $250
  • All applicable taxes, daily resort fee, and daily self-parking for one vehicle
You can visit here for tickets and package information online.

Enter below for your chance to win this AMAZING prize! See Official Rules for details. This giveaway ends at midnight on 11/13/12.

Update: Our winner is Marcie Davis.

Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Rise of the Guardians and all related characters and properties © 2012 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. Shrek the Halls © 2012 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What’s Your Mantra?

The men in my family seem fond of alliterative aphorisms (and maybe I am, too?) and advice for life. One of my father’s favorite mantras is “The Six P’s”: Prior Planning Prevents P*ss Poor Performance.  My husband emphasizes “The Two C’s”: Curiosity and Communication, as general health guidelines.

The procrastinator in me knows that the Six P’s—or Five to be family-friendly—can eliminate...

Monday, November 5, 2012

Your Vote, Your Voice

Tomorrow is the big day!  Tomorrow we get to exercise our constitutional right to vote.

Will you be heading to the polls to cast your ballot?
What do you hope will be the result of tomorrow’s presidential election?

Photo Source: Getty Images
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