Monday, January 08, 2018

Welcom Prince Quilliam

After delivering a Power Point presentation that would challenge some Wall Street board members, the girls convinced us let them have a pet... hedgehog?!? A strange choice, yes, but they were certain this prickly critter could be loved and cuddled (and not walked outside in -30 degree weather), so we agreed. 

It was a long wait after Christmas, but last night we drove halfway across Montreal to the breeder's house and picked up their 2 month old treasure. 

So far he hasn't come out of his hiding spot much, and we're learning how to handle and care for him, but the girls have been patient and gentle so we're off to a good start.

Driving home with precious cargo

On hedgehog watch

Monday, January 01, 2018

Christmas is for family!


It's been a bitterly cold Christmas holiday all across Canada. Somehow, brave Guy has kept up his cross-country skiing in our backyard.

This is how he returns from a night ski:

Creative Kids

(Estelle's comments on potential cars when we needed to replace the Versa...)

Birthday party invites by Estelle

The sound of Christmas Magic

The girls are on their third year of piano lessons. It's a little tough getting practice time fit into the schedule, but their skills are coming along great.

Here is Estelle playing her Christmas carol. It's perfect and she is so proud!!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Winter is coming.

Celebrating Wendy 's birthday at the chalet with all the family. 

Alice as Catness

Estelle as devil

Electric parking

Estelle 's breakfast in bed 
Birthday wishes


Winter walk

Monday, October 09, 2017


We are overdue. We know.
The girls enjoy the updated bathroom. More photos to come once it is completed. 

We had a week of 30 degree weather in mid-September, so we cranked up the pool heater and swam in the dark a few times (rare occurrence).

Alice's birthday. 

Late August camping at Oka.

First day of school! Last year for Alice in primary school.

Cousins celebrating Alice bday.

Apple Picking.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Manitoba 2017

Dad and the girls made a trip to Manitoba to spend some time with the family. All the while Mom literally flew around the world to keep her mind busy. We had a great time and created so many magical memories.

Camping at Grand Beach.

Using the stage to do some grand pretending.

Grand Beach was oddly vacant in the middle of the week. We took full advantage.

Perfect sand for dripping.

We successfully completed the corn maze without any casualties.

We dug up a time capsule left by Dad some 26 years ago.

The note left in the capsule.
Created a new time capsule (contents undisclosed). The map is behind the historic family photo.

Chokecherry picking.

The resulting bounty

Standing in a field of future pasta.
We made it up to Gimli and Winnipeg Beach with Meme.

Henna at the Grunthal Agri Fair.

Some drone flying of course.