Monday, 16 April 2018

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 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: He joined me on our loft deck to take some pics of the sky so I snapped a few of him.

Lily:  I stole this picture from her iPad. Apparently she was "playing around with selfies and the app PicsArt". I think it's a beautiful picture of her, almost like a movie poster. I love it. 

Below my sweet babies are wearing jerseys for the players from Humboldt. Our town was a sea of jerseys, as were most communities in Canada, in support of the players who lost their lives. What an absolute tragedy. 

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

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 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"
For the last 11 days, we have hosted two girls from Hong Kong who were here for a cultural visit. As with our boys last year, we had a wonderful experience getting to know them and learning more about them while showing them our town and our ways. Miriam just turned 13 before she arrived and sweet Lammie is 11. They spoke wonderful English and were very polite and happy. It was really our pleasure to host them and like last year, a little bit of my heart leaves when they do. I love these kids like my own and saying goodbye is never easy. Hopefully one day, they will come back to us and we will meet again. 

Jackson: Watching Lily and our Hong Kong visitors play in the kayaks on the cold April ocean. 

Lily: Pretending to fall down the side of the cliff on Valentine Mtn.

Miriam: She didn't want to hike but did it because we were all going and LOVED it. Valentine Mtn is a small hike in the woods then 99 steep steps to the top. Once we were up, she didn't want to go back down. 

Lammie: She was desperate to swim or jump in a lake or kayak so we made her wish come true with the last request. The ocean and the lakes are just too cold still. Well actually, we would've let her jump if she wanted to badly enough but once she put her hand in to feel the water, she quickly changed her tune. She loved touring around the bay near our place in the kayak with Lily beside her in another one. 

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Monday, 2 April 2018

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"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: He got MVP for his last game of the season for his Selects team. 3 on 3 begins next week but otherwise hockey is done for the season. It hasn't been the easiest year with one particular coach so we are all thrilled to have the break. 

Lily: Shes been scooting all over the neighbourhood lately and loving it. 

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

13/52

 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson & Lily: Once again, posing for their Mama in the Skagit Valley on our yearly trip to see the flowers. See previous years here & here & here. If you click on Skagit Valley in labels, you'll see even more pics of the area. 


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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

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"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson & Lily: Both pictures were taken in Nelson, BC, where we've been adventuring for the last 5 days for hockey provincials. Jackson is pictured dressed and ready to head to his first game and Lily is standing in the middle of Baker St. We LOVE Nelson and hope to return one day. 

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

11/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"
Lots of photos this week. I couldn't pick just one so included them all. 

Jackson: He has gone very blonde for hockey Provincials. The rep team has asked him to join them for the trip so off we go. The 4 of us will join about 10 other families and get on a bus Friday morning and travel to Nelson. It's going to be interesting, long, fun and maybe a little crazy at times but we are all excited to go and watch Jackson play. Go PR GO!!!

Lily: My girl has come had quite a week at our local Festival of Performing Arts. She recited Neal's Deals by Shel Silverstein and recited a poem she wrote herself. The next day she performed with her Musical Theatre Group which included a small solo part. She's really come a long way and I'm so proud of her. 

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

10/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: We are trying are best to make him read every night. Sometimes it's a battle. Occasionally he picks up a book without being asked. It seems to be about finding the right book. 

Lily: Her and I headed to the park the other day and it was beyond wonderful. Fresh air and sunshine boosted our spirits and we went home feeling great. 

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