Mom Passing Away: March 29, 2018

This is the toughest blog post I have ever had to write. On March 29, 2018, at approximately 3:30am my Mom passed away at PRHC from adenocarcinoma. This was a diagnoses that we found out the day before she passed away. It was a type of cancer that probably developed in the summer of 2017 and began showing symptoms around Christmas. However, the symptoms kept … Continue reading Mom Passing Away: March 29, 2018

Oscar’s Adoption: Jan 31, 2018

On January 31, 2018, Oscar was officially adopted by Shawn & Megan. At the courthouse was the same judge that completed Violet’s adoption a year earlier. This time the judge gave Oscar a stuffed monkey for a present for him to remember his adoption day. He did the same for Violet a year earlier, giving her an elephant, which she brought with her to her … Continue reading Oscar’s Adoption: Jan 31, 2018

PG Towns Documentary & Fire

On December 3, Melissa & I attended a screening of a documentary called Towns End. We watched the documentary in the emptied out PG Towns & Sons General store in Douro. It was powerful watching the last days of the store and hearing residents talk about its importance to the community, while sitting in the actual store. After the documentary, we enjoyed some snacks and … Continue reading PG Towns Documentary & Fire

Melissa attending George Brown

Just before the Christmas holidays started, Melissa got a job in the OR at PRHC. However, before, she could start, she needed to complete the perioperative course at George Brown College. So, after we returned from our trip to North Carolina and Universal on Saturday, Melissa had to pack up and head to Toronto the very next day to begin taking her course. She stayed … Continue reading Melissa attending George Brown

Trip to North Carolina & Universal Studios: Dec 28 2017-Jan 6 2018

For a little over a week, we travelled to North Carolina to visit Uncle Jason and Auntie Jen for New Year’s. From there we travelled on New Year’s Day to Florida (we were going to drive, but instead Jason helped us find a return flight that cost about $200 more than the car rental, which we jumped at since it saved us 16 hours of … Continue reading Trip to North Carolina & Universal Studios: Dec 28 2017-Jan 6 2018

Pride Parade: Sept 23, 2017

In September of last year, I attended the Peterborough Pride Parade and marched with Prince of Wales PS. We marched from City Hall down George St and ended at Millennium Park. Part way through the parade, we met up with Melissa, Abby & Aiden and they joined me and my school for the last portion of the parade. Prince at Pride! — Prince of … Continue reading Pride Parade: Sept 23, 2017

School Open House with Mom & Dad: Sept 2017

Every year, we have gone to Abby & Aiden’s school open house so that tradition continued this year, with one notable exception, Mama & Papa were invited to come. Now that we had moved back into the area, Abby & Aiden were so excited to show their new school, classroom and in Abby’s case her locker to Mama and Papa. We were just there to … Continue reading School Open House with Mom & Dad: Sept 2017