Strange times at the Clan: Toy Madness and my Son’s allergy to Owls.

Hello folks and welcome back to the strangest things you’d never thought you'd read. Due to an abundant amount of memorable conversations that took place in my home this week, I was left with a dilemma- I had to choose from a half dozen stories and pick two for today's blog. Not an easy task! … Continue reading Strange times at the Clan: Toy Madness and my Son’s allergy to Owls.

Short and Sweet -“Dad, when you were a baby… I held you.”

Yes, you read that right. When I was a baby, my eldest daughter Railene held me in her arms. She is four. She asked me to tell her a story, however, due to her constant interjections into my own tale, I kindly asked her to tell me one. Well that's how her story started off, … Continue reading Short and Sweet -“Dad, when you were a baby… I held you.”

Epic Snow Fight, Chess Moves and Interesting Inventions: A Tribute To My Late Uncle

Where has time gone? It seems like only yesterday I was a teenager visiting my Aunt Pauline and Uncle Don in Corner Brook. I remember exploring their backyard, going to different places throughout town with my Uncle Don or “Uncle Bond” as I affectionately called him. Now it’s been one year since his passing on … Continue reading Epic Snow Fight, Chess Moves and Interesting Inventions: A Tribute To My Late Uncle

Dollhouse Stories and an Unexpected Gift

“Oh no! She’s falling! Catch her!” Railene screams, as Elsa plummets towards the floor. With lightening reflexes, Captain America leaps from the second floor bathroom and catches her in the nick of time! “Hooray for Captain America!!” The star spangled hero saves the day yet again! So begins another Dollhouse Adventure in Railene's bedroom. A … Continue reading Dollhouse Stories and an Unexpected Gift

Sliding, Concussions and Devil’s Hill

This is Day 3 of self-isolation. Why are we self-isolating? Well it’s Dr’s orders, due to the fact that Melissa has a nasty viral infection and I am now sick myself. Combine on top of that a mild concussion I received while sliding with my children... by’s we are some hard up bunch. It all … Continue reading Sliding, Concussions and Devil’s Hill

The Four Kindred: The Leader, The Protector, Mother Hen and The Opportunist- Part 3

Mother Hen- Ava daughter of Christian “DIS! DIS! Mmhmmm...Mmhmm. Was dis?!” So begins another routine stair sweep by Ava, aka “Mother Hen”. As we ascend the stairs leading to the her bedroom with her fellow twin Isaac, she combs the stairs a step at a time picking up small specks of dust and debris with … Continue reading The Four Kindred: The Leader, The Protector, Mother Hen and The Opportunist- Part 3

The Four Kindred: The Leader, The Protector, Mother Hen and The Opportunist- Part 2

The Protector- Railene daughter of Christian World of Warcraft- Pintrest Galloping across the terrain, wind rustling through her hair and sweat pouring down the brow, the battle is on. Too long has the enemy roamed this land, there must be liberty. Her horses' knees begin to buckle and crack, pain tears through it's calves and thighs as the strain … Continue reading The Four Kindred: The Leader, The Protector, Mother Hen and The Opportunist- Part 2

The Four Kindred: The Leader, The Protector, Mother Hen and The Opportunist- Part 1

The names above reflect, in order, the traits my children possess. My wife and I are so blessed to have four children. The differences in their personalities are so unique and at times challenging. I wouldn’t have them any other way. Thankfully we are not all the same, because who on earth would want an … Continue reading The Four Kindred: The Leader, The Protector, Mother Hen and The Opportunist- Part 1