Part 2 – Sharing the News

It’s not easy to tell family and friends about a layoff. Continue reading

Part 1 – Job Loss

January 2015 hit our family like a truck when my husband was told he was about to be laid off from his job. After 20+ years of working for Big Blue, the employee, employer relationship was over just like that.  And now we are unemployed in Vancouver – no easy thing with our substantial mortgage and young family. Continue reading

Redneck Grandpa: Was that an Ant in your Ear?

Redneck GrandpaI hail from small town British Columbia where the main industry is forestry, beer is king and the culture varies from redneck conservative to hippy liberal. My father is a throwback who marches to the beat of his own drummer and a devoted grandpa. But things get really interesting when Grandpa goes into redneck mode.

One evening, my husband and I left the dude with Redneck Grandpa and Grandma for a date night with a nice dinner out. Just as we finished our meal, I received an unexpected phone call saying everything was okay but the dude has something stuck in his ear and we are on our way to the hospital. Continue reading

Harrison Hot Springs with Kids

I am always on the lookout for fun family getaways and Harrison Hot Springs is one of my new favourites! We were lucky enough to enjoy two unique getaways to Harrison Hot Springs this year and it was so much fun. This is what we learned: Continue reading

Canada Day in Burnaby, New West and the Tri-Cities in 2015

We are proud Canadians and love celebrating Canada Day. In past years, we have taken part in amazing celebrations in Burnaby, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and New Westminster. If you are looking for Canada Day activities in the area you really can’t go wrong. Here’s the rundown of what’s happening for Canada Day events in 2015: Continue reading