Meet my little niece, Fern! Exactly five days older than my little Rocket, she is already one of the most beautifully unique people in my life. Fern was born with Apert Syndrome, an incredibly rare and randomly occurring chromosomal anomaly. This caused some of her bones to prematurely form resulting in an uncommonly shaped skull and fused fingers and toes, all aesthetic abnormalities. A multitude of surgeries will take place in her life before she is even in her preteens. Just last week she went in for brain surgery! Despite all of this, she is a perfect, happy little spirit, a total champion. Having Fern in my life has caused me to view the world in a whole new light. I regret every single time I’ve judged a person for their appearance because people are so much more than just skin and bones. Life will be a little harder for this one than most of us, but she is so loved and I can’t wait to see her grow and flourish into a fearless little woman. I urge you to check yourself next time you see someone who looks a little different. #ApertSyndrome

Meet my little niece, Fern! Exactly five days older than my little Rocket, she is already one of the most beautifully unique people in my life. Fern was born with Apert Syndrome, an incredibly rare and randomly occurring chromosomal anomaly. This caused some of her bones to prematurely form resulting in an uncommonly shaped skull and fused fingers and toes, all aesthetic abnormalities. A multitude of surgeries will take place in her life before she is even in her preteens. Just last week she went in for brain surgery! Despite all of this, she is a perfect, happy little spirit, a total champion. Having Fern in my life has caused me to view the world in a whole new light. I regret every single time I’ve judged a person for their appearance because people are so much more than just skin and bones. Life will be a little harder for this one than most of us, but she is so loved and I can’t wait to see her grow and flourish into a fearless little woman. I urge you to check yourself next time you see someone who looks a little different. #ApertSyndrome

A few days ago we played what will be our last major show until my baby comes galavanting into the world. And what a way to go out! We played the legendary Air Canada Centre in Toronto opening for Paramore, total blast (even 6 months pregs). 

Good friend and smashing photographer Jess Baumung (www.jessbaumung.com) came out to shoot some of the memories, and here are a few of the soundcheck, backstage and show shots. 

Here’s a couple more pictures of Beau, myself and our level 1 human we’re building (photos by Jess Baumung, killer photographer and friend http://jessbaumung.com).

To quickly answer a few questions, we’re currently six months along, we won’t find out if it’s a girl or boy until D-day, and neither of us plan on stopping our journeys in music any time soon (in fact, I’ve already got album 3 in the works—two babies next year?). 

One thing is for sure though, this baby will be born with a badass combover. Hopefully have super powers as well.  

Much love from Beau and Lights (and player 3). 

Today we were lucky enough to have an incredibly sweaty lovely day off in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, where its denizens ride bikes and little cars, canals wind between the buildings and the cheese flows like…something that flows a lot. There is a very peaceful feeling about the place putting this spot among my top ten favourite in the world.

Is it cheesy that I bought a Holland shirt? Who cares! I love cheese. And we will be back in Holland next month for more.

Bless you, Dutch!

Lights.