Dance 4 Wishes

My kids’ dance studio Pointe of Grace performed two showcases back-to-back to raise money for Tysen’s Mission to a Million with the Make a Wish Foundation. I was fortunate enough to take pictures of all the routines to share with the other parents. Here are a few.IMG_6977ewIMG_6897ewIMG_6639ewIMG_6628ewIMG_6218ewIMG_6183ewIMG_6163ewIMG_6146ewIMG_5980ewIMG_5911ewIMG_5521ewIMG_5512ewIMG_6577ew2

My New Teenager

My little boy is not so little anymore, he turned 13 today! Since he’s a competitive hip hop dancer I decided to go with that vibe for his birthday portraits. I found an abandoned/burnt out building here in Stittsville  that has some graffiti and took some shots.IMG_5336ew2IMG_5361ew2cIMG_5373ew2cIMG_5377ew2cIMG_5393ew2

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….

Rugby

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

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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.