March 2016 update regarding our four children. 2015 was a momentous year for them.
Oona and Matt moved into their house in Toronto in September 2015.
Both boys started school (right next door!) Everett went into grade 4 and Jack into grade 1.
Oona is working 4 days a week as a landscape architect in Toronto.
Matt has accepted a partnership in the contracting business in Anchorage. This means that he will be in Alaska during the construction season (April through October) but is in Toronto November through March.
Above is a photo of Jack (6) on the sled in our back yard.
Jay and Erika were able to join us in Mexico for a week in February 2016. (valentine's day above)
They are a busy young Toronto family. In 2015, Erika is back at work with the Ontario government, Jay works at a university as project manager and Aili attends day care. The family usually walks together to and from their day jobs.
She was with family for nearly two weeks over the Christmas break - and enjoyed being an aunt to our three grand children.
Dad had some health emergencies this winter. He was admitted to hospital in Little Current twice (Jan and Feb 2016) for pneumonia related breathing issues - but has rallied. Above is a photo of great grampa Paul (89) with the two boys New Year's Eve 2012 - in his own home in Kingston.
Most of the kids have not been keeping their blogs up, but I will leave the links on this page for a bit longer as reference. (They are using Instagram now.)
Oona's blog Playing with Spoons
Jay's blog, Ugly Little House
Grace has let her blog go.
April does keep a blog about her studio work. xtallography and about her cyanotype performance
My younger sister, Nancy, has a blog about her paintings. npaulartworks
links to family members.
Ned , my husband and support system for 42 years
Oona, Matt, Everett and Jack.
Jay, Erika, Aili
My dad, age 92, moved into long term care in Little Current, 20 minutes away from Ned and I September 24, 2013.
My mother, born 1927, passed away at age 80 in 2007 her obituary here