Category Archives: Family

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Go Flames Go! (February 2008)

The Flames won their fifth game in a row tonight to get back into a playoff position (technically, that happened last game which they also won.) Anyhow, I came across this old picture of Pace climbing on his grandparents’ air hockey table and thought that was sorta related to tonight’s good news…

Saturday Snap – Playing Giant Jenga? Better Break Out The Protective Gear!

As a precaution, Sasha put on her boots and brother’s skateboarding helmet at New Year’s to play the lifesize Jenga game that Grandpa Dennis made for us. I’d upload the video of the game finally toppling when Grandma Joan tried a difficult move but I jumped pretty high myself when it toppled over! 😉

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Pace Sees The *Real* Santa!

Pace has seen the *real* Santa (not those fake mall ones!) three times – once when Santa came to Grandpa and Grandma Hammond’s on Christmas Eve when Pace was probably around two or three years old.  (Coincidentally, that Santa had the same eyeglass frames as a neighbour down the street.) 😉 Once at our house […]

Promise Made, Promise Kept.

Shea opened this on Christmas morning (it’s hard to see but that’s an apple and a kid’s toy watch taped in a box)… …and picked this up on Boxing Day. (Uhm, I had it in my head that the only day Apple discounts their products is Black Friday and Boxing Day but apparently not.) 🙁 […]

A Few Post-Christmas Thoughts

I can’t find it now but I have a memory that in December 2011, I posted a screen grab of a weather forecast showing +4 for Dec 24, Dec 25 & Dec. 26.  (Here’s one from around the same time on the same subject.)  At any rate, it’s been brutally cold this week and I’m […]

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours…

Saturday Snap – Rudolph’s Butthole Shooter Recipe

Shea and I went to a Christmas party, hosted and attended by a few of the couples we met through our seasonal campsite at Echo Lake this year. All of us (well, except one camper who was pregnant this summer but made up for it at the Christmas party!) had occasionally drank shooters while listening […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – When A Garbage Can Is A Tasty Gift (December 2007)

Pace thought so anyhow…

Saturday Snap – Treats

Shea and I were both off Friday and with Pace in school, we did one of our annual traditions, putting Sasha in daycare and spending the day doing Christmas shopping, having lunch out together at a nice restaurant, and running a few other errands (eg. passing a bunch of Sasha’s clothes that she’s outgrown to […]

Merry Christmas Drink

Shea made us a very tasty Christmas-themed drink this past weekend featuring peppermint vodka, toffee cream liqueur and chocolate-flavoured whiskey along with a rimmer of melted After 8 peppermint chocolates and crushed candy cane. We didn’t name the drink but I’m going to suggest “Christmas Star” since it certainly was a star of our weekend. […]