The Vale Canada Scholarship in Environmental Science

Kristin received some unexpected news today: She was the recipient of The Vale Canada Ltd. Scholarship in Environmental Science. We don't know much about the award, other than it is one of two dozen awards and scholarships given to full-time students in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster University. And it is worth $2,000, which will cover a decent portion of her fourth year tuition.

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Jakob Graduates High School

Jakob graduates high school

On Thursday June 27, 2013, Jakob finished his high school career in a balmy gymnasium at Barrie North Collegiate.

We thought we learned our lesson from the last high school graduation in the family, and arrived over half an hour earlier, but the seats were all gone. Except the bleachers, that is, which actually gave us a good view and a wall to lean on. Too bad heat rises, though!

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Paul A.H. Sealy 1933-2013

Paul A.H. Sealy 1933-2013

In Loving Memory of Paul A.H. Sealy

November 13, 1933 ~ January 24, 2013

Suddenly at Kingsmere, Alliston on Thursday January 24, 2013. Paul Sealy at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of Diana. Loving father of Jocelyn and Mark, and Jennifer and Dan. Remembered with love by his grandchildren Kristin and Jakob. Dear brother of David and the late Joan Sealy. Dear Uncle of Beth, Michele, and Craig.

Memories of Dad/Grandpa...

Kristin Heads to Kenya

Kristin at the airport

Today at noon, Kristin boarded a plane for Montreal, where she will meet up with her Me to We group, and fly off to Nairobi, Kenya (via Zurich). Free the Children -- the charity partner of Me to We -- was founded in 1995 by 12-year old Craig Keilberger to fight against child labour. Today, Free the Children is the world's largest network of "children helping children" through education.

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Holy crapperdoodles! Web site upgraded

You know, it has been almost two years since the last major update, and that's like, fourteen dog years. Which is pretty much the same in internet years, and that is a long time.

Therefore, a completely new web site, not just in appearance but under the hood, too. Actually, changing the appearance is not so hard, but it is the under the hood stuff that takes all the time.

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...and there she goes

Kristin from baby to university

1. Our first baby, 2. Grows up and graduates from high school, then 3. Off she goes.

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