Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Almost 13

Tomorrow morning she'll wake up a teenager. I can't believe it. She's amazing and I love her beyond words. 

Tomorrow you'll be 13, how do you think you'll feel when you wake up
     "Exactly the same but tired because i just woke up"

2. What are you most proud of yourself for?
     "going to high school"

3. Describe yourself in three words
    "a weird one, "

4. What do you want to do when you grow up?
     "I want to be a computer animator at Pixar"

5. Where do you think you'll go to college
    "I want to go to college in Spain just not sure exactly what school"

6. Who is your hero?
    "Frida Kahlo, Angelica Schuyler, "

7. What do you like most about school?
    "Socials and English class"

8. What is something that makes you angry?
    "rumours, gossip and negativity"

9. What makes you happy?
    "seeing people enjoy something, making other people happy, feeling safe and calm"

10. Who is the kindest person you know?
      "My mom, dad, Jackson, Marlyse, Gram, Papa"

11. What is your favourite
      movie "The Greatest Showman"  food "nachos and sour cream and Japanese beef stew with rice" song "Burn from the Hamilton mix tape and Wait for it from Hamilton" month "December" tv show "Survivor and Riverdale"  book "The War that Saved my Life"

 12. Where do you hope to live when you grow up?
      "California, my own Island near the equator, Brighton in England, Powell River and Australia" 

13. Do you dream of anything?
      "Being able to look back on my life and think of it as successful and a good life"

14. Describe your family...
      Dad "works very hard when he needs to but is also a great dad"  Mom "juggles schoolwork/work and everything else under the sun but can still be a great mom" Jackson "very interested in trying new things and playing video games all day but at the end of the day, still a great brother. Otherwise known as the Gentle Giant. " 

15. What do you like about your brother?
      "He's kind. He's very caring though he may not show it. He does care a lot about little things."

Monday, 3 December 2018


 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson & Lily: Sadly another week of iPhone shots but they are fun. We went to the big city for the weekend and did a lot of fun Christmastime activities as well as visit friends and eat. :) Jackson is standing in front of the tree in the lodge on Grouse Mountain and Lily is in her seat waiting for the Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill to begin. We had a wonderful weekend but wished we had more time to do more. School is over for me next weekend so more time = better photos!!!

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

47 &48/52

A double week and only iPhone shots due to intense amounts of homework for me. My course is almost over but the end is proving to be a bigger hill to climb then I ever imagined. However, I am almost there. One more big essay and three exams and my course work is over. Then I'm onto my 200hours of practicum. So so excited!!! 
Week 47
"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: He loves our fur babies so much. We all do actually but he is caught chatting with them daily. 

Lily: She made the Honour Roll for her first high school report card. Woohoo!!!!
 Week 48
 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: LOVING his new iPhone at breakfast time. 

Lily: Having some George cuddles before school. 

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: He's found something else to keep him busy beyond school, hockey and reffing. He's joined the school basketball team and is loving it. We watched him play the other night and he was very good.I preferred this action shot over others I took so Lily helped me to blur out the other players. 

Lily: An iPhone pic is all we got this week. We were in Parksville over the weekend for a hockey tournament and in between games, Lily and I headed to the beach for a walk. November has been giving us some pretty sweet weather so we decided to take advantage and get some fresh air. 
As ever, joining in with the lovely and very kind Donna and other for Living Arrows
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Monday, 5 November 2018


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: He didn't go trick or treating this year but did wander the streets a bit with his buddies before landing at a little house party where they let off fireworks. As ever, my heart hurts that he is so old. 

Snow White: Lily had a wonderful evening with her friends. Myself and my sister walked behind Lily and Oscker and their big group and only bugged occasionally for pics and a treat or two. :)

See more of our Halloween fun here
Joining in with beautiful Donna and other for Living Arrows. 
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Thursday, 1 November 2018


Another Halloween is in the books. Our annual party was just kids and not many, way more low key than in previous years but I just wasn't up to anything more. School and life are a bit overwhelming right now so less was more as the saying goes. We did decorate the outside of the house and then did our typical picture stairwell and decorations throughout the house. Lily was Snow White and just to make my heart happy, my Jackson put on his suit and pretended for just a couple shots to be Prince Charming. He wandered the streets with friends this year then ended up at a house party to set off fireworks. Lily, Oscker, my sister and I joined friends and trick or treated all over the place bringing home way to much candy as usual. It rained all day long but let up again in typical fashion until we returned home around 9 and even then was only just spitting. It was also mild enough for Lily to go short sleeved. Thank you universe. Another Happy Happy Halloween done. 

Next up is several essays that need to be completed, a weekend of "in class", a couple hockey tournaments, the completion of my course, Lily's birthday then Christmas. Lots to look forward to but busy times for sure. I just have to keep believing I can do this. :)