In April, we drove to Florida and spent a week in Disney, despite not being a traditional Disney family. This was our adventure, complete with A/C malfunction, and a heatwave that saw Florida without rain for 36 days!
Each year I write a review and goals blog post, these posts help me to look back on the year, and figure out what I want to do going forward. There have been a few years I didn’t write these posts, and I regret those years as I can’t look back and figure out where I was at that point in my life.
While it feels like just yesterday we were trudging through mountains of snow, it’s already June, and I’m wondering what it is exactly I’ve accomplished half way through the year. What did I get done so far this year? We had a pretty fun family vacation back in February when we took the kids to Las… Continue reading First Half of 2015 Report
Clan Garside sailed the majestic Disney Magic from February 24th through 28th, and while it was a welcome break from the ridiculous winter that we’ve been dealing with back home, it wasn’t exactly the “magical experience” that others have raved about. We’ve been on two other cruises, both by Royal Caribbean…and we were recently spoiled… Continue reading Our Disney Cruise
This has been a trying week for my family. On Monday my sister Annette’s husband Chris went in for an aortic valve replacement. He had a congenital defect which was causing his heart to pump less blood than his body needed, and it was making him weak as a kitten. Chris is a mechanic, so… Continue reading My brother-in-law Chris
Until a few weeks ago, 2012 had been a pretty miserable experience for me, but I’m feeling better, and I’m going to take on the world! Back last year (all the way back to 2011), I had what I thought was a gall bladder attack, and I ended up going to the doctor and getting… Continue reading Pnumonia and Kidney Stones – 2012 Starts Now
It’s hard to believe that we moved from Ajax five years ago in March, but it has indeed been five years. Kaylin was 18 months old when we moved here, half of Maks’ age. It’s amazing to see pictures of her from back then, she was all curls and crazyness. Now she’s six years old… Continue reading Five London Years
Grandma was born December 3, 1920, but we grand kids wouldn’t get to meet her for another 50 years, until the 1970’s when we all came into the world. The Muriel Thornton we all got to know was as warm as a fresh out of the oven cookie, caring, kind, and above all else, one… Continue reading My Grandma Moo
Char and I are working on finishing our basement. We’re going to make two big rooms, and a bunch of storage down there. The main room will be a fairly large TV/kids room which is where I plan on building my whole hog home theatre with in wall and in-ceiling speakers. The other part of… Continue reading What I want in a home office