Wednesday December 31 – New Year’s Eve

Our overnight guests arrived last night and were very helpful in preparing for our annual New Year's Eve party.  They brought Trystan with them.  He had been staying in St. Thomas with them since Boxing Day. Here's a picture of Trystan and me. We have been having a New Year's Eve party since 1999 when... Continue Reading →


Thursday December 25 – Christmas Day

Each year as the children age we start Christmas Day later.  Compromises are still made - ten year old Owen would prefer 7am and seventeen year old Megan would prefer noon.  This year we settled on 9am. For the first time we didn't leave out a snack for Santa.  Here is the tree just before... Continue Reading →

Friday October 31 – Hallowe’en

I was at the school today for a teacher parent interview and on the way out stuck my head into the kindergarten classroom to which I donated, on behalf of my Dad, the dollhouse he built (which was modeled on our home) for Lara and me, when we were children.  The wallpapers and fabrics were... Continue Reading →

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