Category Archive: Family Life


Halloween 2023

I was a werewolf. I had a snout made out of an old mask, foam teeth, and very large ears.


Photon (2006-2022)

Today we had to say goodbye to Photon: our dear, tough, gentle Miniature Aussie.  As freelancers and highly-engaged parents of a child with multiple special needs, we realized that neither of us were getting outside enough to notice the turning of the seasons. Suddenly it’s spring. How did summer come up so fast? Since when …

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Merrywood 2018 (again!)

This summer I had a great second session at Camp Merrywood! On Day 2 my cabin, Moose, was cabin of the day. The theme was music. I was a country star. I went for a mermaid swim in the pool. I also did archery and crafts. We played “Merrywood Jeopardy” on Day 3. The clues …

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On Tuesday July 17, we went to the stage production of Wicked. It was great. I liked the quote “Toss Toss” from Glinda and Elphaba. That was hilarious. I enjoyed the songs, especially “Popular” and “Defying Gravity.” There were bright lights shining as she flew away. That was so cool. After both acts were done, …

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Merrywood 2018

This summer I had a great first session at Camp Merrywood. Moose cabin guys Day 1 was Canada Day, so I watched the fireworks with my camp counsellors at night time. I liked the bright lights. Day 3 was fun. We were cabin of the day. The theme was military. We did a chant to …

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Merrywood 2017

This just in: Video of Jon’s whitewater rafting session. This summer I had another great session at Camp Merrywood. On Day 2 the evening program was Disney Villains. One person was dressed up as Scar from The Lion King. A counsellor was dressed as Ursula from The Little Mermaid. I had lots of fun. On …

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CN Tower 2016

On Sunday December 18, we went to the CN Tower at night. We waited in line for the glass elevator. We were the last ones in. As we went up, I gazed through the glass door. The lights were flashing on my hands as they past by. It was so cool. Due to strong winds, …

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