Ottawa / Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

I love this city. I am proud to be from here. I am glad to have grown up here. I love the resources we have here, the museums, and Parliament. I am thrilled to have grown up with Parliament in my backyard.

Being the capital, Ottawa has been the centre of a lot of the spending for Canada 150, and we’ve been lucky again. As a family, we haven’t gotten out to all the celebrations, but I knew that skating on Parliament Hill was a must.

Now, I skated as a kid. I skated on the canal and in my best friend’s backyard and in our local rink, but as an adult I have allowed myself to choose not to go skating because my feet always hurt and I don’t actually like it very much. This means that I got to be the photographer on a picturesque snowy day while my husband and daughter had some once in a lifetime fun.