Archives for December 2012

Happy New Year!!

We celebrated NYE by going to Robson Square for the family-friendly event with a countdown at 7 pm and lots of children's entertainers! … [Read more...]

Year in Review 2012

As 2012 comes to end, here are our Top 3 highlights of the year! 1. New Baby (May 16, 2012) 2. New Business (Jan 7, 2012) 3. New Blog (Dec 1, 2012) We look forward to 2013 and what the upcoming year will bring!! Happy New Year Ricky, Anne, Rianne … [Read more...]

Top 10 Movies of 2012

Anne and I love watching movies and nothing beats being in a cinema munching on popcorn with your loved one and watching your favorite film on the big screen. We have date nights regularly and one of our favorite things to do is catch one of the latest movies. As the year comes to an end, here is our list of the Top 10 Movies from 2012. 1. Atlas Cloud 2. Life of Pi 3. Les Miserables 4. The … [Read more...]

Connecting with Couples

Like attracts like. Since Anne and I got married and had our 1st baby, we find that we are attracted and drawn to other couples with babies. I think having friends with babies gives you a common point of connection. You can share stories, ask each other questions, and relate to each others' experiences...especially if you have babies that are similar ages. Today, we met 3 couples in 1 … [Read more...]

Christmas at Stanley Park

One of our favorite winter activities is to ride the Bright Nights Christmas Train at Stanley Park. Some of the highlights were seeing over 2 million lights in the spectacular Christmas displays, drinking hot apple cider, taking pictures with Frosty, walking through the North Pole (former petting farm), taking a ride on the mini-train, running into my elementary school friend, Aly, etc. The park … [Read more...]

2 become 1

A wedding is a beautiful moment - it marks a beginning, a start, something new, fresh, & exciting: 2 people from different backgrounds, different cultures, different personalities...coming together as 1 collective unit. A new identity is formed: the married couple (husband & wife). 2 become 1. Anne and I had the honor of being witnesses at Steven & Tatiana's wedding ceremony on Friday, Dec 28, … [Read more...]

Trip to Whistler

A look back at our 2 day, 1 night road trip from Vancouver to Whistler! It was Rianne's 1st time on the Sea to Sky Highway, 1st trip to Whistler, her 1st time up the mountains, her 1st time staying in a cabin, her 1st time seeing the snow on a mountain, and her 1st Gondola ride. Even though Anne and I have been to Whistler a few times (once during the 2010 Olympics and a second time during … [Read more...]

Daddy Blogger TV – Episode 4

Welcome to Daddy Blogger TV, Week 4, Episode 4. This week's insightful episode is called "Daddy of Five" and we interviewed Joel Hodge, father of 5 (four daughters & one son) as well as grandfather of 2 (one grandson and one grand-daughter). So, here is this week's interview: Week 4, Episode 4 - Daddy of Five A) Interview with Joel Hodge Joel & his wife Faye have been great friends to us for … [Read more...]

Sea to Sky Highway

One of my favorite road trips is the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler. We haven't been there in a couple of years so it was still special for us. The last time was during the 2010 Winter Olympics in February and Anne's Family Visit during April 2010. Today's trip felt completely unique as it was our 1st time taking Rianne up to the Mountains! It really is one on the most beautiful … [Read more...]

Cabin in the Woods

We are currently on our second annual winter family getaway. Last year, we spend 2 nights in Harrison Hot Springs during late December and this year, we are spending 2 nights in Whistler. This time, it's even more special because we have our baby daughter with us. It's her first time up to the Mountains! We decided to find a remote, romantic, peaceful, serene place away from the tourism and … [Read more...]

Rianne’s 1st Christmas

Today is Dec 25, 2012 - Christmas Day. Rianne's 1st Christmas is officially over. This Christmas was our BEST Christmas ever as we got to share the experience with our daughter for the 1st time. So, here are some of our highlights from December: 1. Jesus & the Nativity - the peaceful & serene scene of baby Jesus in the manger has so much more meaning to us this year now that we have our own … [Read more...]