Eleven pics from 2011 — Merry Christmas

What do we think about on Christmas Eve? The Children

After reviewing my year in pictures (many of them featuring children) I ended today’s blog with three of my earlier blogs — my very first blog post ever — and two posts that are all about keeping our children healthy.

In January, I bought my first Apple computer and learned how to use WordPress to build this site. Then, I launched this blog site on February 9 and today is my 320th consecutive daily blog. Enjoy.

Friday night racing in the summer -- Stonington, CT. Taken from Galatea, our Race Committee Boat

Not a white Christmas; but a white Halloween. The home of Jason and Lisa Hicks in Holden, MA. Our first snow of the season, we got about ten inches on Halloween and haven't had anymore since.

Lisa Hicks with my grandson Andrew - a rare snowshoe outing in October

My three grandsons at Boston's famous Fenway Park -- Collin (10) Cooper (8) and Andrew (9). It was Cooper's very first trip to this legendary ballpark.

Each summer, one or more of my grandchildren stays with me (GranBuddy) for one week of sailing instruction at our yacht club's sailing foundation. That's Andrew (9, on the right) during the first minute of his sailing career. Not too shabby.

The birthday boy, Cooper, is on the left of this group of my four MA-based grandchildren. Cooper, Peyton, Collin and Andrew, 8, 11, 10 and 9 respectively. Violet (2) lives in Atlanta and will be featured last.

Susan Benigas and husband John aboard Legacy (a Hinckley) the day after our book launch party. Susan is one of three women without whom there would have been no book. The other two are my girlfriend Ruth Seydel and my agent Marilyn Allen.

Alexandra Stoddard with husband Peter in their doorway after entertaining my out-of-town group in their lovely home.

My first shipment of 500 books arrives at 34 Main Street in September -- one hour later I was celebrating with champaign at the home pictured above.

Healthy 4Leaf family at Wachusett Mountain YESTERDAY! -- Lisa, Colin, Cooper, Andrew, Peyton and Jason on 12-23-11.

Merry Christmas from Violet, my youngest granddaughter, who lives in Atlanta, GA. This is her third Christmas.

My First Blog. Waxing nostalgic for a moment, I thought that I would share my very first blog with you, posted on the morning of February 10, 2011 — Barbara Walters…A Missed Opportunity. Also since Christmas is all about the children, now is a good time to think about how we can ensure that they enjoy vibrant health for their entire lives.

Children — NOTHING is more important than what they eat!

Protecting our children. And not just from predators.

J. Morris Hicks, author and activist. Working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

If you like what you see here, you may wish to join our periodic mailing list. Also, for help in your own quest to take charge of your health, you might find some useful information at our 4-Leaf page.

And if you like what 4-Leaf eating is doing for you and your family, you might enjoy visiting our new “4-Leaf Gear” store. From the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

If you’d like to order our book on Amazon,  visit our BookStore now.

—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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5 Responses to Eleven pics from 2011 — Merry Christmas

  1. Jean Myers says:

    Happy Holidays! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos! My two grandsons, ages 2 and 18 months, will both welcome a new baby brother in 2012. So hopefully in about 8 years I’ll have a quartet of grandchildren that are as healthy & beautiful as yours are now 🙂 Enjoy a wonderful vacation together.

  2. Linda says:

    It always makes me sad when I see overweight children, so it was lovely to see snapshots of slim, healthy children.

    Merry Christmas and/or Happy Hanukkah to everyone!

  3. Beautiful pictures! Trim children – Congrats to their parents!

    We’ll take our annual Christmas Day photo again this year.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS! TOFURKY FOR US TOMORROW, meal prepared by me – all Vegan fare.

  4. barbaraH says:

    Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family. And thanks for the daily blog! I always enjoy them very much.


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