Happy 60th, Dad!

February 24, 2015 § Leave a comment

My Dad turns 60 today! Despite my limited experience with 60 year olds, I believe he’s a very young 60. Here’s proof:

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He makes sure to get silly on a daily basis.

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His grandkids just adore him – he is the funnest Grandpa!

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And he rocks out on the regular and listens to music louder than I do.

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Even if he wasn’t my Dad, he’d still be one of the most amazing people I’ve ever known. He’s a wonderful father, friend, husband, grandpa, and co-worker.

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He’s always been there for me, whether I was a 15 year old who wanted to learn how to play a Smashing Pumpkins song on the bass or a 25 year old with a broken heart.

1782170_10154499196115109_5006490326168977160_nHappy 60th birthday to one special human being! Have a great day, Dad <3

Happy 80th Birthday

August 26, 2013 § 3 Comments

Happy 80th birthday to my Grandpa, my Mom’s Dad, Ed Wolfe!

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Grandpa has always been a strong, but loving man who values family above everything else. I was sad to miss his birthday celebration at my parents’ cottage a few weeks ago, but I know he had a great time, surrounded by  generations of people that wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for him.

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How handsome is he with my beautiful Grandma?

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And here he is with a tiny me!

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Little Jennifer knew that getting into his rocking chair with him didn’t always just mean tickles, it also meant cuddles.

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Have a great birthday, Grandpa! I’m sending love all the way from Brooklyn.

Memory Lane

January 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

When I moved to New York, I gave my parents about five boxes to store. Those boxes included irreplaceable things that I didn’t feel comfortable shipping to myself, including my collection of photo albums from the pre-digital camera days. I wouldn’t look at those old photos too often when I had them, but thinking about something happening to the only physical copies of these memories gave me so much anxiety! So this Christmas, while I was visiting my parents, I managed to scan about 300 old photos.

It’s so funny to see how I’ve changed throughout the years…

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Old Toronto

October 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’ve seen a lot of photos from New York City in the 1920s and ’30s, but here’s a treat for Canadians – photos of downtown Toronto from nearly a century ago. It’s amazing to see how much has changed and how much has stayed the same.


Yonge and Dundas Streets


Front Street (Check out the Royal York Hotel on the left and Union Station on the right)


Queen and Dufferin Streets (this looks remarkably the same as it does today!)

Thanks to Jess Baumung for putting up this album. See more on Facebook.

My Dad is the best

May 18, 2010 § 5 Comments

My visa interview is coming up fast – it’s early Thursday morning in Montreal and although I am feeling more confident and less stressed, I cannot wait for the moment they tell us that I’m approved!

Here’s a sweet email and photo from my rad Dad to mark this occasion.

Hi Christina – you must be getting very anxious/excited etc about your interview this week.

Two things to remember… 1) you have done an incredible job of pulling all the details and process together with the best advice you could get (and that is much more than the average person in this situation does to prepare); and, 2) You deserve to have this over with in the best way possible – I am sure they have already made the decision and are just waiting for your happy face to match to the pictures in their files in order to give it the go-ahead.

Anyway… Try not to sweat it too much. You are a fine person. The USA needs more people like you to help them out. And I think they know that already.

Good luck, and just be who you are… that’s more than enough.

Love Dad

p.s. just to lighten things up a bit I have included my grade 11 yearbook picture… good for a laugh.

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