Vacations, hotels and books – Guys Behind the Blog June-ish edition

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A few months ago, I discovered the Guys Behind the Blog monthly link up put together by Heavens to Betsy. Once again I totally forgot about it and missed the link-up part by a matter of hours (oops), but I am going to do it anyways since it is fun and I quite enjoy it (though I am not sure about M - I don't think he loves the questions I add on to the end, haha). If you are interested in getting … [Read more...]

Getting used to the birthday party drop-off

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Recently, Q as invited to a birthday party for someone get knew from school. He and this other child were not in the same class this year, but had been in the past, and there had been some issues between them. Needless to say, I was more than a bit surprised when he brought home the invitation to the party. He was excited to go, as any kid would be, and after talking it over with my husband, we … [Read more...]

Marvel Universe Live – a superhero fan’s dream come true

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What kid hasn't dreamed of seeing their favourite superhero movie come to life? Seeing Captain America, Thor, IronMan and the rest of the Avengers live and in person? Now imagine not only seeing them, but feeling like you are part of an epic battle to save the world? That is exactly what Marvel Universe Live is. It is a Marvel fan's dream come true - 25 superheroes and villains come to … [Read more...]

What do dragons, Bootcamp and Garfield have in common?

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Are you a How to Train Your Dragon fan? We have read all of the books and seen all of the movies, and are always excited when new stories and shows are released from the land of Berk. In the new Netflix original series, Hiccup and Toothless lead the Dragon Riders as they soar beyond the borders of Berk and discover the mysterious Dragon eye -- an ancient artifact filled with secrets that will … [Read more...]

Ed Sheeran live in Vancouver – easily one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen

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A couple days ago, my mom and I went to see Ed Sheeran live in concert. We have been eagerly looking forward to this show for months, and he absolutely did not disappoint. I have adored Ed Sheeran's music since the very first time I heard "the a Team" probably three or so years ago. There is something about his voice, his words and the way it all comes together with his guitar strumming that … [Read more...]

Whistler Children’s Festival – WIN a weekend getaway to check it out

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Summer vacation is almost here, and if you are anything like me, you are probably on the lookout for fun, but inexpensive and interesting things to do with your kids. We have been going to Whistler as a family since Q was a few months old, and as a couple since we got married. It was actually where we had our honeymoon 13 years ago! About three years ago, completely by accident, we stumbled onto … [Read more...]

Disney Pixar’s Inside Out – a must see family movie

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  If you are a Disney Pixar fan, chances are you have been eagerly anticipating the release of the new movie Inside Out for quite some time. I know we have!  How many times have you wondered what was going on in someone's head? Have you been curious about what makes you you, or what shapes your personality? I'm guessing that the makers of Inside Out have wondered those exact things … [Read more...]