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My Crazy Saturday

Today was crazy!  With 3 young boys, chaos is the norm in my household.  With 3 young boys in sports, this chaos takes on a whole new meaning.  Take this morning for instance… Kenyan had an 8:15am hockey practice but … Continue reading

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Grandma Doesn’t Like Papa!

I sat in the boys’ room early Monday morning before I left for work to let them know that they would be having a sitter for the day.  Trey was excited.  “Is it Shay?” He asked, Thinking it was their … Continue reading

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Ten Years Already?

Last Thursday marked ten years since Amie and I exchanged vows in front of friends, family and Father Henry in an old Anglican Church. I am not sure if it was a hot day or I was just sweating because … Continue reading

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Memories Of My Centenarian Granny, Part II

Note:  Last week, my grandmother hit another milestone.  She tied her own mother in terms of longevity.  I spoke to her for her birthday and she boasted that she is the eyes of her daughter, my aunt Ermine.  “I still … Continue reading

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Goodbye Uncle Rolly

Uncle Rolly was a good man. Great with the kids even though he had none of his own and just fun to be around.  I first met him when we took a family road trip out to Beautiful British Columbia … Continue reading

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Don’t Break A Leg Son

While watching playoff hockey yesterday, Kenyan surprised me by saying he wished he had a broken leg.  I am used to this 6-year-old coming up with weird things but had no clue where this one was going.  I had to … Continue reading

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He Wasn’t My Dad But He Was My Father

Today, the man who was my father passed away.  During his illness I had a chance to talk to him like a son.  I never mentioned or asked why he wasn’t my dad. It didn’t matter so much anymore.  What … Continue reading

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Bitten And Smitten By Reilly

Last weekend, Reilly, formally O’Reilly, came to live with us, adding to the chaos of the Walcotts’ home.  She is one of those dogs you fall in love with at first sight and that’s exactly what happened when we saw … Continue reading

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After All He’s Still My Dad

I thought I hated my dad.  Sure I had forgiven him for being a deadbeat dad and running out on my mom, leaving her with 3 kids to take care of on her own.  I had gotten over the times … Continue reading

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Son, ignore the lyrics and dance your little heart out!

On Wednesday, I took Kenyan to his first break-dance class.  As it was his first, I decided to stick around. Ok, I lied, I didn’t want to stick around, I wanted to leave, go shopping, wash the car, have a … Continue reading

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