Saturday, June 24, 2017

School is OUT!

It has been an a amazing school year for the girls. Although we do not have the official results yet, we can safely presume that they are crushing it. We are very proud and are looking forward to a summer full of adventures.

We have a new crop of kid art ready for display. 

We had a scare with Alice's ankle. Turns out to be a minor sprain.

Dad with a pretend sad face on the last day of work. It has been an exciting couple weeks with many opportunities presenting themselves. Thankfully, there are several weeks of down time to make a well informed decision.

Estelle testing out the snorkeling gear, for the Hawaii Vacation! If this looks familiar, it is because there is a similar photo of dad testing out his gear some 30 years ago!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mini Vaycay in Ottawa

Hotel, pool, burritos, art.
Perfect weekend away from it all.

Happy McHappy Day 2017

We need you Smokey Bear!!!!

While René, Maxine and Sophie were with us last week we saw some mysterious smoke coming from the forest just north of us. It was bad enough that we called the fire department and they came rushing in with brooms and swatted the thing out. We're actually quite lucky that it didn't spread faster or further.


Another year of hoards of chocolate..


There was a special focus to Earth Day this year as it was joined with worldwide demonstrations in support of science. Since we are a family that supports science and we love a good march, we joined forces with the thousand or so people who came out in Montreal to show our support for science policy and disdain for ignorance (need we say more?)

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

CIM Gala

Guy received a Distinguished Lecturer Award for his contribution to Metallurgical Sample Selection at the Canadian Institute of Mining this year, and had a few family members to help us celebrate.

Most frequent pose for reference.

Guy and his beautiful sister.

This is as close as we got to our other famous son of a Prime Minister.

That famous album cover, with the album manager in the background.

Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 last winter post

The girls wanted to help around the house, so we've put them to task. They now cook one meal once a week. I must say, we are very impressed with their effort, and the results are always delicious!

Some tobogganing.

Giant Snowman

Cabane à Sucre.

Thursday, January 05, 2017


Guess who is walking around like they own the place... Time to send them back to school.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

New Year's BASH!

Sledding, skating and dinner with family. 

Happy 2017 to you and your loved ones.

xxx Guy, Lucy, Alice & Estelle

Three Christmases

This year we celebrated Christmas over and over again... First just the four of us at home, then at Gran and Grandad's with Katherine, Olivia and Emma (slightly more hectic), and finally with Lyse, Janette and David back at our house. It was all good fun and food, and lovely winter weather.

New jammies

A big girl desk

My own jammin' stereo

Dancing with the cousins

Another tasty meal

Awesome new board game

Christmas Season Begins

Lucy had one last work trip to Kazakhstan 

We saw a big elf tree at the local greenhouse, but decided to go with a slightly smaller one

Alice gave a reading at the children's Christmas service in Morin-Heights

Estelle got a retainer... and her orthodontist's office was filled with nutcrackers!

We ate traditional chocolate tree cake

We decided to see what it felt like to live inside a tree ornament

Emma had a Birthday too!!!

During our Laurentian getaway weekend, we also celebrated Emma's birthday. 
Thanks for sharing your cake and makeup with us!

Guy had a 40th birthday event!!!

So we rented a cottage at Mont Tremblant and invited the whole family. It was a great time playing in the snow, sitting in the hot tub and playing Bandit Bingo!!!

Happy Birthday Guy!!