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We love skiing as a family.
Living in Ottawa it is important to enjoy winter as that is what
we have most the time! The kids share our sense of adventure and
love exploring every run on the mountain. The fresh air is great
as long as you forego fashion. We are much warmer with the
layered clothing strategy these days than when we were kids.
Yes, we do ski at -30º
Celsius and we enjoy it!
It is hard to get everyone in a picture together.
The kids are very active (aka out of control) but we try to
celebrate that while silently wishing we still had as much
We had a wonderful German au pair
named Daniela stay with us for six months.
This is our first trip out west skiing with the
kids at Silver Star in British Columbia.
We endeavor to introduce the kids
to the wonders of nature. Nothing like hard ground and burnt
give the next generation a feel and taste for
adventure. Here, Alec, Derek and Sasha prepare for our first
canoe trip in Algonquin Park with a night out in the backyard.
John and Jill Kelly met us at Norman's Cay in the Bahamas. It is strange to visit a boat that
you are so intimate with, but is no longer yours. The fishing
rod holder and lashing are exactly as we installed it and many
of the lines the same. But the arch sports radar, the
headliner's replaced and a holding tank added, among many
other improvements. The nicest thing is seeing a good friend
being treated so well by her new owners.
In front of our house on the shores
of Lake St. Clair. The kids love the shallow water and are
becoming confident swimmers. We go sailing most weekends on our
At last a family picture! One of
those rare time when we can get everyone to stop moving. (Ten
pictures were snapped to capture this one.)
Sasha Christine Main
on December 22nd, only minutes into our world.
Life as a
19-month-old is great!