Category Archives: Peace

Fly High Butterfly

Butterfly Chalk Drawing

Two of many reasons I fell in love:

· Her humour & imagination.

· Her incredible drawings.

She’s a wonderful mother … Our daughter is so lucky.

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Happy Birds; Turning Frowns Upside Down

Happy Birds
One can’t be angry all the time (haha).

Last year, Jade’s cousin came over … He LOVES the “Angry Birds” game.

Jade kept wondering “Why do they have to be soooo angry all the time.”

I said the pigs never learned “to play” growing up.

Waiting For Her

Waiting For Her

It’s always exciting when my wife and daughter come home!

A New Year … A New Start

Peaceful New Year

Last year’s resolution:  Draw & document images for my daughter Jade.

I’m really proud I accomplished last year’s vision.

I wasn’t sure if my project would ever get off the ground.

I had a backlog of images & it took a long to time to photograph everything.

I’m glad WordPress has the technology and helped me reach my goal.

It’s been such a joy creating this project and I hope to continue for some time.

Thanks to my wife, all my friends, and my extended family for their love & support.

Happy New Year to everyone.

May you all have peace, love and prosperity in 2013.

Christmas Center of Attention

Christmas Tree / 1

Three is such a wonderful age and Jade has been fascinated by our Christmas tree.

ChristmasTree / 3

Our family stares at the lights for hours and we talk about the all different ornaments.

Christmas Tree / 3

There are a few gifts under the tree and Jade likes guessing what they are.

It’ll be so fun around the tree and finally unwrapping our presents.

Emitting Joy & Love

Christmas Star

“Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.”

~ Christina G Rossetti

July Christmas Tree?

Setting Up The Tree

Okay, maybe not July — but my wife was adamant about an early tree.

Making Memories
Our daughter Jade is 3 and these might be her first Christmas memories. Needless to say, we’re super excited. But there was a little issue about the tree …

Traditions
When I was young, our family had a REAL tree and it had a lifespan of around 3 weeks. Because of this, our tree would be up 2 weeks before Christmas and we’d take it down after the new year. Ever since then, December 12th just FEELS right for setting up the family tree.

Maybe November?
In Canada, some stores set up Christmas trees the day after Halloween (November 1). For me, this is WAAAAAY too early. For my wife, this sounded like a GREAT idea.

Finding Peace
All November, we wrestled about Christmas tree dates. I was holding out for December 1st. Finally, we reached a compromise with November 25th — one month before Christmas. The convincing argument was United States didn’t have Thanksgiving until November 22nd. How can we celebrate Christmas before the USA celebrates Thanksgiving ???

I still feel “wrong” setting up a tree in November … but at least there’s peace in our home.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

“I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, ‘Mother, what was war?'” ~ Eve Merriam

Remembering Steve Jobs

It’s been around 1 year since Steve Jobs died. Last year, I created this sketch as a memorial. I still have great memories of Mr. Jobs and my old computer. I loved my old Power Mac G4 computer and I had it for almost 10 years.

Jade Is My Sunshine

Jade was happy to see her painting on the wall in her StrongStart classroom. StrongStart is a FREE early ed program in BC, Canada.