Hubby: “Big Dummy”, who may also be referred to as “The Big D” throughout.
Stats: RF Electrical Engineer by trade, who swapped his degree to own a bicycle shop. www.phatmoosecycles.com
Assets: Totally cute butt. (confirmed by friends, co-workers & pretty much everyone).
The Lad: “Mouks”, a.k.a “Moukie”, “Monkey”, “Chicken”, “Guyeenah”, “Bubbie”,”Boo” and most affectionately referred to as “My little turd nugget”.
Stats: Born October 2002, 10 days overdue as he was quite enjoying my excessive chocolate consumption, while in utero.
Assets: Charming, freaking funny and is lucky enough to inherit his father’s physique and his mother’s adept negotiating skills.
Ma: Yup, my mama! Sturdy Ukrainian stock; good genes, kind heart. Lovingly called “Baba” by Mouks, which has been adapted to “Bobs” or “Bobbie”; interchangeable.
Stats: A lady never tells her age; she’s still pretty spry and hip!
Assets: Capable of making 1000 perogies in one sitting. (If she offers… that’s not really elder abuse, is it?!) Generous, beautiful and totally able to work the Ukrainian guilt; a skill that cannot be taught, but acquired through years of keen observation. (An art form).
Pa: My pops… known to family and friends as “Johnny Banana”. As the story goes, he learned to love bananas on a Hawaii trip; thus the nickname came to be.
Stats: February 16, 1998 I experienced the real life meaning of ‘devastation’, when my dad passed away at 64 years young. He may have had a weak heart, but it was a kind, loving and generous one.
Assets: Uber charming, witty, handsome and a total flirt.
Bro: “Yo Yo Bro”, a.k.a “The Godfather”; is the nickname obvious?
Stats: Five years older, defected to the US of A, where he lives with his better half.
Assets: His better half. (Did I happen to mention how great his wife is?)
Sis:: “Sistah” a.k.a “Dad’s favourite”.
Stats: Three years older with a hubby, daughter & son. Temporarily perching in the UK, with plans to be Alberta-bound again soon.
Assets: The juves, without question; but most importantly her fashion sense, and borrow-able wardrobe!