When the kids come home

When the kids come home it’s important to have toys for them to play with. In our basement, we have a milk crate of toy cars and trucks and then there are the outdoor toys, but what if your kids are all grown up? Back in August 2012 Philip and Amanda came for a visit…

How to really celebrate

In July 2000 we had just moved to Calgary from Ottawa. Wendy’s birthday is in July so I took her up the Calgary Tower for a birthday supper. I had bought an ice cream cake for dessert and asked the boys to set the table out on the deck for a nice dessert and tea/coffee…

He’s 33

Yesterday Phil had his 33rd birthday. Our youngest son marks the day with pancake breakfast with the kids, playing lego and of course getting enough sleep so he can work the night shift. Philip has always been a person of endless energy¬† – and a huge love of the outdoors. No wonder his favourite days…