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FAMILY REUNION - Weekly Summary for Active Rain "Family Ties" Group - 12/28/07


Welcome to "Family Reunion", the weekly recap for the Family Ties group.  The group continues to grow each week.  We increased from 169 to 174 members this week, and from 861 to 925 posts!  It won't be long before we hit the 1000 mark in this group.  Welcome to all new members, and thanks to those who posted!  We remain #9 on the "Most Active" groups on Active Rain.  Keep in mind that any member of the group can invite other members to join. 

Here is a selection of my some of my favorite posts to appear within the group over the past week or so, including one of my own.  If you like any of the posts below, please consider subscribing to the author's blog.  You will not be disappointed, I assure you.  I subscribe to all of the bloggers included here. 



Home for the holidays, and I can't wait to see him!    by Jeannie Kontis

This poignant post is an excellent reminder about which things are truly important during the Christmas season.  You might consider having some tissue nearby.




 So You Had A Bad Day?  by Adam Waldman 

Adam moves past a difficult day by spending some quality time at the movies with his son.  Great soundtrack for this post!





Don't Do It!   by Kim Wood

Kim puts things in perspective very quickly.  Relationships are more important than business.




The 11th anniversary of my LAST Christmas!  by Elizabeth Nieves

Eleven years ago, Elizabeth was told that she had less than six months to live.  This is a touching post that you won't want to miss.





Our White Christmas!! by Marchel Peterson

Marchel spent her Christmas in Colorado this year, and she brought some pictures to share her self-proclaimed "Norman Rockwell" Christmas.





Christmas 2007 in Central Texas by Tricia Jumonville

This post stands in sharp contrast to Marchel's above.  This was illustrative of the weather at my house, too. 






2008: The Year I Treat My Family Like Clients by Paul Slaybaugh

The title above is not a typo.  Read and learn from Mr. Slaybaugh as he talks about putting his family first in the upcoming year.





Join Me and My Family on Our Recent Trip to the Mall - You Won't Regret It!  by Jason Crouch

I hope you enjoy my silly post about a pre-Christmas shopping trip to the mall with my kids.



If you haven't joined or even visited the group yet, here is the description that I wrote there to give you some idea of what we are all about:

First question: Is this a fan club for the 80's sitcom? No. I just wanted to think of something memorable for this group. This is meant to be a fun place to escape the daily drama of the real estate industry. Please feel free to post any family stories or lessons here. We envision this as a great place to share funny stories about kids, marriage, siblings, parenting, or anything family-related. Posts may relate business to family life, or they may be about striking a healthy balance between career and life. Welcome to Family Ties!

So come on over and check it out!  We're like one big happy family in this great group!  If you aren't visiting this group, I can assure you are missing out on some terrific writing.  I look forward to seeing you there.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

Here are the last couple of wrapups, in case you missed them:

FAMILY REUNION - Weekly Summary for Active Rain "Family Ties" Group - 12/14/07

FAMILY REUNION - Super-Sized Edition - Just in Time for Christmas! - 12/21/07


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