Zyler’s Birthday Top 5 at Age 7

Happy birthday to my little man, who is no longer so little. Going from 6 to 7 seems like such a big transition. It’s like he is no longer a small child, he can just be referred to as a child. Zyler woke up today to a new crystal lamp from Jenn, and a sick…

August in Pop Cultue History

1919 – First Appearance of Zorro 1929 – Babe Ruth hits 500th Career Homerun 1930 – First Appearance of Betty Boop 1939 – Premiere of The Wizard of Oz 1942 – Premiere of Bambi 1954 – The First Issue of Sports Illustrated 1962 – First Appearance of Spider-Man 1962 – First Appearance of Thor 1963…

Alexandra’s Top 5 at Age 5

Last year, on this day in particular, I started a special series to commemorate the special birthdays in our home.  Well, we’ve gone full circle.  Today our beautiful, energetic, often crazy daughter hits the half a decade mark.  5 years old sounds so much older than 4, I mean the girl starts kindergarten this year!…

150 Things I Appreciate About Canada

1. Chanterelle Mushrooms: The best thing I have ever tasted that comes directly from the Earth, growing in our backyard. 2. Tim Hortons: For many, many Canadians, it’s an easy claim that this is the best coffee available, and I owe a debt for getting me up on plenty of rough mornings just so I…

A Speshal Guest Blogger

The school year is wrapping up.  And what a year, Alex has come so far with her preschool learning all sorts of things about Canada, letters, numbers, and, well, getting along with others.  Zyler is on his last couple days of grade one.  I have to tell you, that was an amazing year to watch…

Vegas Golden Knights Mock Draft

This website is anything but a sports site.  I rarely speak about my love of hockey, or my beloved Calgary Flames.  However, with tonight’s expansion draft, there is a rare opportunity for some fun.  Trying to decipher Las Vegas’s plan going into tonight has been one of the biggest debates in hockey for months.  With…

June in Pop Culture History

Observances, and Celebrations: National Smile Month National Accordion Awareness Month LGBTQIA Pride Month African-American Music Appreciation Month National Adopt a Cat Month ALS Awareness Month Bike to Work Week Children’s Day (June 1) Doughnut Day (June 2) Armed Forces Day (June 4) Global Running Day (June 7) Loving Day (June 12) Autistic Pride Day (June…

My Comic Relief One Year Celebration – Green Onion Takeover

That’s right! I took over Michael Miller’s amazing blog, My Comic Relief, today.  Last week Michael helped me celebrate my one year blogging anniversary with a wonderful guest post, and one of the best days, number wise, in G.O.B. history.  Today I return the favour, check out the birthday post I composed for my friend and…