Monday, 8 October 2018


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

Jackson: Lost in his phone. A very typical moment that is very easy to catch.

Lily: I've been going through some rough times as a result of kidney stones and some surgery but good light outside called my name and she was a willing subject so outside to the backyard we went. Very oddly, her shadow showed up in the shape of a horse. She was beyond thrilled when we went throught the pictures and discovered this. She believes it must be her spirit animal. 😊
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Monday, 1 October 2018


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

Jackson: My boy is 15!!! 15!?!? It's pure craziness. He celebrated by going to watch the Toronto Raptors game (scroll down)in Vancouver with one of his best buds. He's a good kid, very kind and sweet but interesting and very typical of a 15 year old. I'm very proud of him. 

Lily: Very similar pose to last week, but this shirt has a much more serious and different meaning. EVERY CHILD MATTERS. September 30th is Orange Shirt Day which is a day to promote awareness and educate people about the impact Indian Residential Schools had on the Indigenous people in our country. 

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Sunday, 30 September 2018


1. Today you are 15, how do you feel?
     "the same as I did yesterday"

2. What are you most proud of yourself for?
     "getting to Provincials in baseball this year"

3. Describe yourself in three words
    "funny, loving, caring"

4. What do you want to do when you grow up?
     "make the MLB"

5. Where do you think you'll go to college
    "I want to go to the UBC for baseball"

6. Who is your hero?
    "Neil Frost"

7. What do you like most about school?
    "lunchtime with my friends"

8. What is something that makes you angry?

9. What makes you happy?
    "hanging out with my friends"

10. Who is the kindest person you know?

11. What is your favourite
      movie "Black Panther"  food "pizza" song "too many to pick one" month "Decemberr" tv show "The Flash"  book scoffs..."Sean Avery Book"

 12. Where do you hope to live when you grow up?

13. Do you dream of anything?
      "making the MLB"

14. Describe your family...
      Dad "funny"  Mom "caring" Lily "crazy"

15. What do you like about your sister?
      "that she leaves me alone "

Monday, 24 September 2018


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

Jackson: All dressed up and on his way to ref a hockey game. He's on the ice several times a week either playing hockey himself or making money reffing games for the younger kids. 

Lily: This shirt is very fitting for her. She's a happy kid.

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Saturday, 22 September 2018


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

Jackson: At my parents place displaying the bun he made in his Culinary Arts class earlier that day. 

Lily: Fall is here and the rain we all wanted in the summer is here and it doesn't seem to want to stop for very long. Lily and I headed out with the camera for some fun in it the other day. She's desperate for Hunter Boots (yes it's true but I just can't justify the cost when her feet will still grow) to make playing in the rain more fun so we are on the hunt for some second-hand ones. Scroll to the bottom for more fun in the rain pictures.

Together they are pictured with their Dad on his 45 birthday. 

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Sunday, 9 September 2018


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

Jackson & Lily: Blurry pics but first day of school shots nonetheless. We were in too big a hurry the first day and I didn't double check my shots before we got in the car and drove away. It's a tradition I refuse to give up but they know me well enough now and just wait for me to come with my camera and get the pic. Both, unbelievably, are in high school now and while it makes life easier for drop off and pick-up, it means they are older and it kills my Mama heart. Time needs to slow. Scroll way down for Jackson's first day of Kindergarten and Lily's first day of preschool 10 years ago!
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Monday, 3 September 2018


Playing catch-up yet again. Hopefully with school going back, routine will return. 

Week 35
 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018" 
Jackson: Whenever we are on Savary, Jackson jumps at the chance to bomb around the island on a scooter. It's his favourite. He can hardly wait til he's legally old enough and can ride around town on one. I have other ideas about that. 

Lily: She begged to have one last kick at a Lemonade Stand can before summer ended. She is the cutest saleslady in all the land, in my opinion. :)

 Week 36
 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018" 
Jackson & Lily:  Enjoying the beach on Savary. 

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