Archive for the category "family"

Happy Birthday, Dad

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 — 9:00am PST
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Couple things my dad helped me learn: Milk actually used to be delivered by a man with a horse-drawn carriage. In the winter it was a sleigh and the horse’s droppings (road apples) made for excellent hockey pucks. Never underestimate the power of a hot water bottle at the foot of your bed on a […]

Christmas 2007

Monday, December 25th, 2006 — 8:48pm PST
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Christmas Eve knob-hockey

Say Cheese, Please

Thursday, December 7th, 2006 — 5:15pm PST
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It’s now that time of year. Lights go up on houses, trees appear in empty parking lots, Santa hangs at the local mall and families face the perilous task of the holiday portrait. Every year since our kids were born we’ve accepted the challenge. It’s nice to have one ‘professionally’ done picture of the kids […]

The Life of Cap'n Crunch

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 — 12:18pm PST
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What do you want for Christmas? A couple of years ago our family decided it was too expensive and not really worth it to buy for every single person so we took to drawing names. Of course we all still get something for the kiddies – and in our family that number grows every year. […]

Happy Birthday Jenny

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 — 9:39pm PST
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Jen is my big sister and yes, my mother used to dress us in matching clothing (exhibit A is to the right). She and I argue(d) over clothing, friends, and just because we needed something to do. We’d always know how to do the most damage on each other (physically and emotionally) yet – we’ve […]

turkey day no work

Monday, October 9th, 2006 — 9:42am PST
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I learned all about American history from watching Alvin and the Chipmunks [wiki]. Ya know the one where Theodore is studying for his exam and his brothers help him out by telling stories and re-enacting history?Yeah… Canadian Thanksgiving doesn’t involve pilgrims but it does involve turkey. Lots o’ turkey. This is John’s second Thanksgiving (Canadian […]