Wednesday, 15 January 2020


 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2020"

Jackson: I love how much he loves the dogs AND that he talks to them as much as I do. ;p

Lily: I went into her room to drop off laundry and caught her reading on her bed. I told her not to move and quickly ran and got my camera and. She was on the last few pages of a required reading book for school so she stayed put and just continued reading while I snapped away.  

Check out the beautiful Donna and others for another week of Living Arrows here
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Wednesday, 8 January 2020


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2020"

Happy New Year!!! I so happy to start my 6th year of portraits. 
These pictures are treasures and I'm so glad to have them all. 

Jackson: January 1st, we travelled to the city for a hockey tournament. Jackson played well and had a great time with his teammates, scoring three goals over the course of six games. The boys must wear suits to and from the arena. I caught him for this pic when he left the dressing room after he played his first game. 

Lily: She spent New Years with us playing games and eating far too much food at a good friend's house. We all headed outside after midnight with sparklers and pots and pans to ring in 2020. The streets were empty and I loved the light.

Joining in with the beautiful Donna and others again for another year of Living Arrows.  

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Thursday, 2 January 2020


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2019"

Jackson & Lily: Full of smiles on Christmas morning. 

Joining in for the last time this decade with Donna and other lovely folks for Living Arrows
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Saturday, 28 December 2019


 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2019"

Jackson: Stopping to pose for me for a brief moment at the Winter Wonderland Skate hosted by his Dad's workplace. I always forget how well he can skate until I'm out on the ice with him. He's so fast and steady on his feet. 

Lily: Lily was asked to DJ a local elementary school Christmas dance. She was nervous but decided to take the job and LOVED it. Neil helped her out and she rocked the party for the Grade 7's for a couple hours. She's already planning her next gig. 

The last photo of the kids is on their last day of school of the decade. Yippee for a break!!!!

Joining in with beautiful Donna and others for Living Arrows. 
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Wednesday, 18 December 2019


 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2019"

Jackson: Fortunately Neil sent me this pic when he and Jackson went out for supper otherwise it would've been a week without a Jackson pic. Time is racing as we get closer to the end of school before the holidays and all the Christmas parties and gatherings that are happening. I need to scheduling pictures I guess. 

Lily: My girl got bangs. She's been asking for years and finally convinced me. She was about to get a haircut and I told her to go for it. There were a lot of tears the first night but since then she is pleased she did it. They will grow back. :)
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Monday, 9 December 2019


 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2019"

Jackson: I have to admit, it makes me pretty happy when he comes home from school and gets busy with homework without me asking. He's playing catch-up from our Disney trip and feeling some pressure. 

Lily: My girl is 14!!! We celebrated her all weekend long with family and friends. She's a lucky girl. 
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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Almost 14

1. Tomorrow you will be 14!!! How are you feeling?
     "Kinda sad but happy too"

2. What are you most proud of yourself for?
     "ummmm...kinda cheesy but being respected by adults. I'm glad adults think I'm a good person."
3. Describe yourself in three words
    "overthinker, insecure, awesome"

4. What do you want to do when you grow up?
     "I want to be director or an animator or work at a surf shop in Australia. "

5. Where do you think you'll go to college
    "Probably somewhere in another country or SFU"

6. Who is your hero?
    "my family and Ben Platt"

7. What do you like most about school?
    "people watching"

8. What is something that makes you angry?
    "when people are fake"

9. What makes you happy?
    "when I complete something all the way through and do well in it"

10. Who is the kindest person you know?
      "my mom"
11. What is your favourite
      movie "Isn't it Romantic"  food "classy chicken but right now I'm a vegetarian" song "Would you be so kind.          Runaway with me,Joy & Pain and Unhappy birthday" month  "February or May" tv show "Glee"  book                  "Undercover Princess series"

 12. Where do you hope to live when you grow up?
      "England, Savary Island and Australia" 

13. Do you dream of anything?
      "to be a very successful writer and have 3 jobs and be a successful parent and live to be 107...and be able to fly"

14. Describe your family...
      Dad "cool, local celebrity and compassionate"  Mom " beautiful" Jackson "kind, caring and passionate about hockey"

15. What do you like about your brother?
      "I like that he is not like all the other hockey boys and is a nice guy (most of the time)"