Wednesday, 20 June 2018


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

Jackson: About to run after smoking the ball way out into centerfield. He got a man home and made it to second base before the other team got the ball in. He LOVES baseball!

Lily: This girl had a very busy week. She went on her Grade 7 campout, played the saxophone at the annual Strawberry Tea recital at school, had 3 dance dress rehearsals and then finished off the week with 2 dance recitals Friday night and Saturday night. This picture was taken from the Saturday night show where she performed with her musical theatre class as a pink lady from Grease. She has come so far from the shy little lady she was years ago. I'm so proud! 

Monday, 4 June 2018


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

Jackson: He got his braces off last week but I have yet to catch him showing off his pearly whites since. I think he got so used to not showing his beautiful smile now it's habit to him. I must work on that. 

Lily: She competed in the District Track Meet and placed 7th in the 100m and 3rd in the 400m relay. She also competed in the long jump but didn't place. This was her last district meet. It rained hard and was cold but she didn't care.  

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018


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

Jackson: Another week, another baseball picture. Seems as though it's the easiest way to capture him right now. 

Lily: Pictured all dressed up and ready to dance the night away at the Grade 7 Community Dance. It was her first dance ever and she had a great time. I'm so happy to organize it because then I get to stick around and see what plays out. Below is a picture of her outside the Stanley Theatre in Vancouver just before we headed in to watch Mama Mia. 

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Monday, 21 May 2018


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

Jackson: Enjoying some frisbee at the park. 

Lily: She joined Neil and I in the city to see Paul Simon on the first leg of his farewell tour. Prior to the concert, we spent a lovely day walking all over downtown Vancouver including a visit to Granville Island. We missed our Jackson but he opted out on this trip.  

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Monday, 14 May 2018


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

Jackson: Baseball season has begun so now rather than the cold hockey rink several times a week, we are outside at the park. Much preferred. 

Lily: Holding a freshly picked bouquet of on of my fav flowers. Lilac season is THE best!

Below, a rare photo of me and the kids on Mother's Day. This needs to happen more often. 

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Sunday, 13 May 2018

George Bailey and Penny Lane Turn ONE

 Our sweet fur babies George Bailey and Penny Lane turned a year old May 11th. We celebrated them with a trip to the groomers for a wash/cut/blowdry/nail clip and then home for a dog treat covered in whipped cream and half a hamburger patty each. They also got a couple of new chew toys.  They are a huge part of our family and we are so happy they are in our lives. Miss Penny is very mischievous and naughty and is constantly getting into trouble. Georgie is very much like Eeyore and is as loyal as they come. I never have to look around to find George because he follows me around everywhere and boy does he know how to play it up when you are leaving the house without him. Those eyes get me every time. We had no idea we would love them like we do but also couldn't imagine life without them. They are the sweetest little brother and sister shihtmixes in all the land, in our opinion anyway. 

Wednesday, 9 May 2018


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

Jackson: Heading in to see Kendrick Lamar with thousands of others at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. 

Lily: While her brother was at the concert, we had some fun at the Vancouver Art Gallery. 

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