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Happy Birthday Leslie!

January 22, 2013

Today is a very special day! Today is my dear sister Leslie’s birthday. Leslie is an amazing individual and I’d like to take a minute to tell you a little about her.

She's been by my side since day one!

She’s been by my side since day one!

Sometimes she could be a little grumpy...

Sometimes she could be a little grumpy…

...but mostly she was always happy!

…but mostly she was always happy!

...she loves her pops...(or is that Elvis?)

…she loves her pops…(or is that Elvis?)

...and her mamma too...

…and her Mamma too.

...and is a great mother herself...

She is a great mother to Kaden…

She's got herself a great guy who appreciates what he has.

…and a great wife to Rob.

She loves fishing and isn't afraid of a little blood and guts.

She loves fishing and isn’t afraid of a little blood and guts.

and boating

She loves boating…

she loves exploring

…and exploring the great outdoors.

She had a lot of permanents as a child...

She had a lot of permanents as a child…

...she's had some pretty interesting outfits...

…and some pretty interesting outfits too!

Seriously Mom?

Seriously Mom?


She never did learn to play the piano…

…but did become an accomplished flutist!

...proud to call you my sister

We are lucky kids…

…and I am a lucky brother.

Les you always put others first, you really are a true selfless shirt off your back kinda person and anyone who knows you would agree. You’re a great mother, daughter and wife and an inspiration to myself and so many others. Thanks for always being there for me, you are not only my sister but one of my best friends. I love you and am proud of you.

Let’s all take a minute and wish my sister a very happy day!!


Happy Birthday Kristina!

February 28, 2012

Today is a very special day! Today is my dear friend Kristina’s birthday. Kristina is one of my favourite people ever in the whole world and I’d like to take a minute to tell you a little about her.

Most people are unaware that she has a massive left hand!

She has a sister called Chicken. As you can see from her expression you best not mess with the Chicken.

She was asked not to touch this frozen sculpture at the Kokannee factory. As soon as the bartender turned around she did this.

She has a wonderful supportive family...

...and a special bond with her Pops!

She likes the tall hairy type...

...but her current squeeze is a little man called the Bean!.

She has slept with the same stuffed animal since she was a little girl. He is a beaver named Bertie. This is not Bertie.

She enjoys taking a bike ride...

...and can wake board like the dickens!

I just like this photo.

She's been known to punch a pumpkin.

She's a great cook, her specialty is eggplant parmasean.

During the 2010 Olympics she was a member of the Beatty Street speed skating team.

This is her celebrating the moment she booked a vacation.

She wishes she had her own secret garden.

She's a talented Artist.

She is hygienic.

Her beauty is breathtaking...

...and she is my friend till the end. Even with the second head.

Kristina, I am so thankful you hopped on that elevator three years ago. You are selfless, thoughtful and so so supportive, you are generous to a fault, you have compassion for those less fortunate and a zest for life like no one I’ve ever known. I am truly blessed to know you!

Let’s all take a minute and wish Kristina a very Happy Birthday!

Happy 1st Beanday Tora!

February 23, 2012

Today is the 1st Birthday or “Beanday” of my beautiful little buddy Torakichi!

Torakichi translates to “Happy Tiger” in Japanese, and his name suits him to a “T”. Pun intended!

That said he has been nicknamed “The Bean” or just “Bean”.

The Bean is truly the happiest little boy I have ever met. Like his dad he is always smiling. I hope you have a grrrreat 1st birthday Bean. I love you very much. Here are a few photos of the Bean doing the things he does best.

Here he is enjoying one of his first baths...

...and here he is enjoying one of his most recent baths.

Here he is with his folks.

Here he is with his Mom pretending to be a baby Kangaroo...

...and here he is growling like a Tiger.

Here he is close-up!...

...and here we are together. I forgot to phone him in advance in regards to which hats we would be wearing.

Here he is in a park...

...still in the park but with his girlfriend.

His first Christmas, helping decorate the tree.

And finally here is a video made just the other day having a laugh with Uncle Jay. Click here or on the image below to watch!

No Reconciliation

January 4, 2012

As today marks one year to the day that I broke up with cigarettes I felt it fitting to wish my lungs a Happy 1st Birthday.

Any of you that follow this blog know that typically this is the part where I would add photos of my lungs in their youth, learning to ride a bike, graduating from high school, playing beer pong and backpacking around Europe.

The truth is I no longer have any of those photos, I hacked them all up about a month after cigarettes left.

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