Friday, March 19, 2010
Three days of moving and we're finally done with the loft. We went back this evening as a family to say good-bye. It was an emotional moment and we were all reminded by Theo of just how much that place meant to us. We lived there for 9 years, had three children (two of which were born in the loft), lost two cats (RIP Ginger and Shadow) and most importantly became a family. It was more than a loft - it was our home. We are all sad and tired, but more than ready for our new adventure - thanks downtown Vancouver for fifteen years of awesomeness!
Posted by Casey Kwan at 1:42 AM
Friday, February 19, 2010
Angela and I have been playing the Globe and Mail's Vancouver Race for Tickets contest. Every day at noon a new picture is posted online which serves as a clue to a secret location in downtown Vancouver. The first people to arrive get tickets to an Olympic event. The amount of tickets vary each day and yesterday our hard work paid off. I was the first to arrive beating out some dude on a bike by seconds. I called Angela and told her the location. She was on the other side of the Westend with Theo and Leah, but managed to wrangle the kids. Arriving 11th she scored us another pair giving us four tickets in total for today's Men's Hockey event between Belarus and Sweden.
Then this morning feeling rather patriotic Angela decided to brave the lineup to score us Team Canada Jerseys. She arrived only to find an insanely long line to get into the Olympic Store, but being super mom she ninja'd her way in and scored us all cool gear for the game.
Decked out in jerseys and cowbells, the boys got to experience their first hockey game - box seats at an Olympic event, in our home town, in our neighbourhood - literally in our backyard. I hate to sound like a Mastercard commercial, but today was priceless!
The final score - Belarus 2 Sweden 4.
Click here to see a slide show from the day.
Posted by Casey Kwan at 9:47 PM