Tag: family

Life Musings

Our Influence on the Future

Yesterday I attended and live-blogged the BC Liberal Party’s Extraordinary Convention 2011. While at the convention I saw quite a number of people I know through a variety of my incarnations. One little group of people I saw that made me smile was a family I knew from a number of years ago when I was […]

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The Best Child Raising Advice of 2010

Now that 2010 is nearly over I thought it would be neat to have a look back at all the kind and generous words of wisdom on child raising that have been offered to me by family and friends. The above photo sums up our year quite nicely; a little blurry, a little struggling going […]


Christmas Dinner 2010 in the Robinsmith House

Somehow I became in charge of organizing, planning, preparing and cooking the Christmas feast for our household this year. Knowing that I was going to be feeding carnivores as well as vegetarians, my first stop was the Queens Park Meat Market. Without letting on that I am usually a vegetarian (these are people who have […]

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The Best Christmas Yet

Really now, what could I really ask for, desire or be given that could be better than this? What more could I ask for? Born on April 17th, the first day of week 33 of the pregnancy, weighing 3 lbs 4 oz, and 3 lbs 12 ounces, the girls have thrived and grown. Story laughs […]

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Lovely weekend excursions to Kerrisdale and Dundarave

In our continuing efforts to introduce the twins to new neighbourhoods and see new sights, this weekend we took them to Kerrisdale and Dundarave. Both trips went smashingly well, thank you very much. The trip to Kerrisdale was a special pleasure because Caraghand I both have ties to that part of town. I used to […]

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Want a best friend? Get a dog

Just a quick word of advise before the kids go to sleep; if you want a best friend, get a dog. I have had Jimmy the dog for nearly fourteen years and she is the best friend I have ever had. She has never been so busy that she couldn’t make time for me and she has […]

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Weekend visitors doing the Lord’s work

I forgot to talk about the visitors we received on Saturday morning before we headed out for our day on the town. This was just too funny, in hindsight, to not mention. Caragh and I were both in full flight trying to get the twins fed, diapers changed, boobs pumped, diaper bag packed, stuff and […]

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The twins first Thanksgiving dinner

It is inspiring to see what a father can do while holding a baby in one hand. I am often at the keyboard with a baby perched on my knee watching as I tap-tap-tap on the keyboard. They are so inquisitive of all that surrounds them. This evening I ate my Thanksgiving dinner with a baby […]