Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 8.5 years

Chancery – 6 years


IMG_1637 Chancery: “Look at the book that Asher has!”


IMG_1638 Asher: “Look at all of the minions that we have, Chancery!”


IMG_1639 Chancery: “So funny, Asher!  Really?”


IMG_1640 Asher: “Yes, look at this next one.”


IMG_1641 Chancery: “Woah, that’s awesome & scary at the same time, Asher!”


IMG_1642 Asher: “I know, Chancery.  Look the photos are done now!”


Captions by Asher

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 8.5 years

Chancery – 6 years


IMG_1632Chancery: “Ooh, you have a dog!”


IMG_1633 Asher: “You’d better be careful, or my dog will attack you!”


IMG_1634 Chancery: “If by attack, you mean lick, then I totally agree with you!”


IMG_1635 Asher: “That’s exactly what I mean, Chancery!”

Friday, 16 January 2015

Snowflake Factory

We’ve been busy making snowflakes here.  Some are being mailed to the Grandparents, but we’re just having a lot of fun figuring out how to make different shapes & designs.  Here Asher demonstrates how to make a snowflake…

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 8.5 years

Chancery – 6 years


IMG_1625-001 Asher: “Daddy has been building Lego with us, & he built this cool truck!”


IMG_1626-001 Asher: “And also this cool truck!”


IMG_1627-001 Asher: “I’ll put the trucks behind me so that Digby doesn’t try to eat them.”


IMG_1628-001 Chancery: “He doesn’t want to eat them, Asher.  He just wants to play with them!”


IMG_1629-001 Digby: “They never let me have any fun!”

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

“Pulling A Sherilyn”

When PChad & I lived in London, we lived with Geoff & Margaret, an older couple that we met at church.  They invited us to live with them since they had a big house & money was tight for us.  We gratefully accepted, & became part of the family.

At the time, I was working in a Solicitor’s office & I would get home from work around 8pm.  Since I had a work uniform, I’d often go upstairs & change into my pyjamas before supper, so Geoff & Margaret became accustomed to seeing me in my PJs relatively early in the evening.

One night, as PChad & I were watching TV after supper, Geoff popped his head in the TV room, & asked if it would be ok for him to put his pyjamas on.  “Of course!” we replied.  He came downstairs a few minutes later wearing a nightshirt, nightcap, & slippers…

We still stay in contact with Geoff & Margaret, & from time to time they let us know that Geoff still likes to ‘pull a Sherilyn’, meaning he gets his PJs on early.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 8.5 years

Chancery – 6 years

**********************************************IMG_1620  Asher: “Christmas is not over yet, but our tree is gone!”


IMG_1621 Chancery: “The wisemen came at Epiphany, which is Jan 6th, but our tree was getting pretty dead!”



Asher: “I suppose we don’t need our tree to celebrate Epiphany…”


IMG_1622 Chancery: “Since the wisemen brought Jesus gifts, do you think we’ll get presents too?”

Friday, 2 January 2015

The Gift

Since my brothers & I all live far from where our parents live, my mom sent us a few presents for Christmas.  My mom has a tradition of buying the same/similar things for us (to keep it even so we don’t fight!), & after she sent our packages, she wanted to make sure they had arrived.  She sent us a group email…



Hi Everyone,

Did everyone get their book we sent?

Love to all.

Dad and Mom



It's a book? Well now you've ruined the surprise!



We have received the present but have not opened it yet.  Isn't one of the best parts of Christmas the anticipation? :)



Oh for sure!  I felt the present & had a few guesses...  Something from Ikea, a ream of paper, a package of cookies, I can't WAIT to find out what's really in there!



I thought maybe it was a book but it was wrapped so I put it under the tree since there was nothing else there yet.

I guess I could have smelled it, maybe it is a box of chocolates. (life is like that)

Love Kurt and family.



Well you might be surprised!  I was asking because I sent it media rate, which was a lot cheaper, but I didn't know how long it would take to get to you.  They also told me they could open the package to check if it really was media and I better not have anything else in there!


The anticipation was killing us, but we held off opening until Christmas.  It WAS a book after all!  My uncle had recently written his memoir, & my Mom got us all signed copies!  (She had also included him on the email thread, so he could see all the excitement building for the big reveal!)