Sweet 16: Hannah

IMG_5248eIMG_5249eIMG_5255eIMG_5278e2IMG_5283e2IMG_5292e2I got a “new-to-me” Canon 24-70 f2.8 a few months ago and had yet to really try it out. My little girl is turning 16 which proved to be a great opportunity to try it out. We found some old suitcases at my in-laws and I got a great idea as we have a little fake train station here in Stittsville. Here’s what I came up with….


My husband decided to go back to playing rugby after a 17 + year hiatus. He severed his bicep tendon on his first game back. I hate to tell him, he’s not a kid anymore.😉

European Vacation

I just got back from a fabulous family vacation to Europe. We visited London, Paris and Brussels. For just walking around and enjoying the sites, Brussels was hands down my favourite city. It was just so beautiful in the downtown core around Grand Place. IMG_1760e IMG_1861e IMG_1960e IMG_1972e IMG_1994e IMG_2056e IMG_2221e IMG_2413e2 IMG_2596e IMG_2661eb&W IMG_2722e IMG_2834e IMG_1735e IMG_2735e

Dance Season Begins!

Tis the season, dance competition season has begun! The kids’ dance studio Pointe of Grace held a fundraiser dance showcase for Make a Wish and Tysen’s Mission to a Million. Last year the studio raised $10000 and were able to grant a child a wish.IMG_0540e








Rideau Canal Skateway

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Traditionally we go skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa during Winterlude. Sadly this year was soooo cold we waited til it warmed up (albeit briefly) and went the weekend after Winterlude closed.

My Dad


I’m sad to say I just got back from the Maritimes after burying my father. He died on December the 13th after a long battle with 2 cancers. He fought Multiple Myeloma for 10 years and kept it in remission but ended up being diagnosed with lung cancer this past spring. He was a fervent non-smoker and it’s suspected he had inhaled asbestos while on Canadian navy ships as a navy reserve in the 1950s. It will be a sad Christmas this year.