8 May 2017

Parker's first solo

Parker passed his driving test to now be able to drive independently!!!

Here is a 48 second video of his solo to get pizza.

I got the job!

If you recall the brief note in my previous post about the job interview, today I got an email that offered me the position. More details to come!


Sorry for the delay...

It has been some time since I posted on this blog (yes, since January 2nd). Our family has been crazy busy with things and just didn't have much time to document things very carefully.

I have been teaching part time at McMaster (Cell Biology in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program) and have been working on finding more, well, work. Here are a few photos of my class from the final presentation day (half presented in the morning, the other half presented in the afternoon).

That same day, I turned 53...

I recently did a panel interview for a faculty position at McMaster. Here is the new suit, shirt, and tie.


Wendy has been working a lot and has been helping her mother through some complex medical issues and the sale of her house/move to a seniors' apartment. That alone has taken a huge chunk of time this spring. She took a quick trip to Florida with her friend Melanie. Here she is in the ocean.

We took several trips to Toronto with her mom. Here is one stop we had to make for Parker.

Adam has been busy working. He just turned 21 and is still working on planning his future. He had 2 jobs for a while and has since gone down to one full time position. With his working and his continually tinkering with his motorcycle and computer, we don't see him much. Hence, so few photos...

Parker has been even more busy. He played hockey, took driving lessons, has recently started back working as a dishwasher at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club again (slowed down over the winter), and has been busy gaming in his room a lot. Just recently, he got his braces off (much to our bank account's relief~) and is happy to chew gum again.

Our garden is doing quite well, even with the deluge(s) of biblical proportions over the last two weeks.

Maddy is quite busy, although she has been having some problems with her teeth. She doesn't know it yet, but she will be going for some dental surgery in the beginning of June to fix the problem.

So, overall, not much to talk about.

2 Jan 2017

Seidlitz family annual Christmas letter

Happy New Year!

Our (traditionally late) family Christmas letter has finally been completed! This newsletter describes what each of us has been up to during 2016.  

Click on the link or photo below to see the letter in pdf format.

2016 Seidlitz Family Christmas letter

30 Dec 2016

Party in Manitoba

Adam and Eric took a short trip to Manitoba to celebrate a late Christmas and new years eve. Looked like the party was getting a little out of hand...

...until dessert arrived.

Prior to the celebrating, they arrived in Manitoba 1 day after a blizzard and enjoyed the cold temperatures. The snow piles were just staring to get cleared (they truck it away), so it took a little longer to get places.

Lots of family visited and we all ended up in the kitchen!

25 Dec 2016

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Christmas morning around our house is much calmer than it used to be, although we did have an overnight visitor this year (Maddy's best friend Abby). We were all up at a reasonable time and opened presents in an orderly fashion.

Eric got a number of bottles and a great leather messenger bag.

Wendy got an infinity scarf, hot chocolate, and several hugs from the boys.

 Adam was happy to get a video camera to mount on his motorcycle helmet and a torque wrench.

Parker got lots of accessories for his car and a nice robe that fits him. He could not figure out what the silver cylindrical device was for (originally thought it was a pen) - even when the 'pressure gauge' was pulled out of one end, he still had no idea.  We will probably tell him later...

Maddy and Abby got some chewing materials. Here, Maddy licks her lips after tasting her new grey rat. Both dogs remained in the middle of the action all morning.

More photos to come - we will go to Wendy's mom's later today then to watch Rogue One: Star Wars later this evening.

6 Dec 2016

Christmas is coming...

Well, the unmistakable signs of Christmas are happening around our house -  even if the weather is more like October.

Somehow we all ended up in the same room at the same time to put up the tree.

While the tree was going up, Wendy was "cooking"! Her annual Nuts &  Bolts batch was heating in the oven during the tree trimming.

Somehow the tree no longer looks as big as it used to be...

All we need now are the presents.