Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Science East

This past weekend we had planned to join another family for a camping trip. Unfortunately, mother nature had her own plans that directly opposed ours so Saturday morning we took the kids to Science East in Fredericton instead.

When we went in they told us to: Touch Everything. We took that to heart and even though I'm sure the science was lost on them, it was awesome to take kids somewhere that you say Yes, Go ahead instead of always No, No, No.

We had a great time.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I love getting the last word

A few months ago I got an email from Aaron Spitzer who writes for Up Here Magazine. The message asked if I would be willing to do a quick phone interview on the subject of sealift. After a couple emails back and forth we agreed that he'd use a quote from one of my old posts. I was not at all disappointed that I didn't get to do a real interview. As I told him, the quote from the blog is much more eloquent than anything I would have been able to come up with on the fly. I was glad not to have the pressure.

The article was published in the July/August issue of Up Here and although it took a while to get, I finally got to read 'my' article. It's called Summertime! Aaron writes about the things that rock about summer in the the arctic and that of course includes sealift.

I'm so excited to be named and quoted in print. What I was even more surprised and thrilled about was that I got the final word. The section I contributed to was #24, the very last one. While I'm not going post the whole article I thought I'd share my section.

Up Here Magazine Page 39.

If you are interested in reading the piece in it's entirety you can check it out here. I'm sure anyone who has spent a summer up north will relate and get a good chuckle out of it.

Thanks Aaron for including me.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mattress Vs. Hardwood. HARDWOOD WINS!

Isaac has developed a new, very weird habit.

He insists on falling asleep in the hallway. He'll hang out in his bed for a while after I put him to bed but inevitably I find him here.

Even at my sisters house.

Every single night.

We even moved his bed over so it's right by the door thinking that would be close enough to make him happy but nope.