New frog on the Lilypad

Discussion in 'The Welcome Pad' started by Marif, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Marif

    Marif Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    My name is Marie-France, but I go by Marif.
    I am originally from France but have been living in Canada for over 15 years. We live 8 hours north of Toronto, where it is too cold and the winter is too long :(
    I am married to a great guy and mom to Cedric, a very handsome and sweet little boy who is the main subject of my layouts.
    In my spare time I enjoy TV, movies, reading (audiobooks count!), yoga and Jiu Jitsu.
    You will also see a LOT of Disney in my gallery. I've always loved Disney and it turns out the parks are my little guy's heaven (he is on the autism spectrum and the rides, music, and happiness of Disney World make him happy!). So we go a couple times a year :D
    I've been scrapping since 2008 and somehow managed to be lucky enough to join Bella Gypsy's CT last May and I am following them here as they make the Lilypad their new home!
    PS: As my little guy only understands French, I have started journaling mostly in French, and I'll try to remember to summarize my journaling when posting layouts for those interested (I know it always makes me sad when I can't understand the story...)
     
  2. Brandi

    Brandi You're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind

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    Welcome Marif! So glad you're here! You will love TLP! :yup
     
  3. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    A big welcome and I saw many of your amazing pages! I so hope you find the Pad comfy and a great place to be!
     
  4. jenevang

    jenevang Rocking a two-piece under my scrubs

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    Welcome @Marif ! So glad you found your way here. I'm pretty sure I recognize you from "around", hehe.

    And yes, Audiobooks totally count! It's about all I have time to "read" anymore :)

    Can't wait to get to know you and continue to watch your gallery fill up with goodness.
     
  5. Lindzee

    Lindzee Aging gracefully

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    Welcome Merif.
     
  6. lorryfach

    lorryfach Likes to be chauffeured

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    Bienvenue! (Don't expect me to remember more French than that, but I try :giggle )
     
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  7. scarletsierra

    scarletsierra Riding in the Neil mobile

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    Welcome to The Pad @Marif !

    Ohhh Disney is magic for so many reasons! I look forward to seeing your magical pages in the gallery! :beat
     
  8. sucali

    sucali sucali

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    Welcome Marif! Have fun here at The Lilypad!
    (one of my son's is also called Cedric...)
     
  9. Katherine B

    Katherine B 2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate?!

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    Welcome to The Lilypad Marif!
     
  10. khakisack

    khakisack Active Member

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    Welcome, Merif! I'm kind of new too! I absolutely LOVE all things Disney and I can hardly contain my excitement that we are taking my 3 kids to Disneyland for the first time at the end of the month! Congrats on being on Bella Gypsy's CT- I'm super jealous!
     
  11. gracielou

    gracielou Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TLP, Marif!!
     
  12. NancyBeck

    NancyBeck Happy resident of Pollyville

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    Welcome to the Lilypad, Marif! We're so glad you've found your way here!
     
  13. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    Welcome, welcome!
     
  14. HeatherB

    HeatherB Ain't nothin wrong with a few dust bunnies!

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    Welcome to the Lilypad, Marif!
     
  15. DixieDoesPSP

    DixieDoesPSP Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the pad @Marif ! Your story reminds me of a young man I follow on FB named Tommy. You may know him. He also has autism and he also LOVES Disney, Oh and he lives in Canada! His website is "Autism means Friendship" https://www.facebook.com/tommydesbrisay.autismmeansfriendship/?fref=ts If you don't follow him already you really should he is absolutely amazing and such an inspiration. I truly enjoy reading his posts and watching his videos in all the places he visits especially Disney. He seems to have an "In" because all the characters know him by name and will actually walk up to him and address him by name and remember things about him. Its actually quite amazing. He is a runner and he runs the Disney Marathons as well as other marathons. His motto is he wants to be the First best fastest runner. LOL He is adorable.
     
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  16. KimJ

    KimJ Did you check in the refrigerator?

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    Welcome to TLP, Marif! :)
     
  17. staciahall

    staciahall Quidditch, anyone?

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    Welcome @Marif ! You're going to love it here at the Pad!
     
  18. LoveItScrapIt

    LoveItScrapIt I'm a poet, and everyone knows it!

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  19. elitka

    elitka Well-Known Member

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    Welcome here Merif!!! [​IMG]
     
  20. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    Hey there! Welcome to the pad @Marif ... we are thrilled to have you join us!
     

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