Rose is 3!

Last week* we celebrated Rose's third birthday! It's hard to believe our littlest rascal is three years old. She is fierce and hilarious, affectionate, stubborn, joyous, creative, and so much fun. She is our cuddle bug, always trying to get me to stay by her side after bedtime by asking for more cuddles. (Which obviously… Continue reading Rose is 3!

Library Check-Outs and Other Things

Our library re-opened! I feel like I've been a little absent from around here this week. Although I've been reading as normal (I finished Hamnet & Judith and am now reading The Nickel Boys) I haven't had enough brain space to write a review or check-in on other blogs. The big change this past week… Continue reading Library Check-Outs and Other Things

Summer 2020

Summer is my favourite season. So I'll cling to it as long as I can (which means as long as the sunshine lasts) but in our household we are shifting into our fall schedule. Peter will be back to work fulltime next week and - the very biggest change - Pearl begins kindergarten soon. (Yes,… Continue reading Summer 2020

Keats Island 2020

Camping on Keats Island is a family tradition for us. It's the first place we ever camped with Pearl and we've been there with the girls every year since Rose was born. (That makes this our third year in a row.) Before there was ever a Rose and Pearl, Peter and I camped here together… Continue reading Keats Island 2020

Powell River 2020

Haywire Bay Our family recently returned from a week away in Powell River. For those of you not from around here, Powell River is the northern part of the Sunshine Coast. After about an hour's drive from our house, we take a ferry to Saltery Bay. Powell River is an old mill town with a… Continue reading Powell River 2020

Life: Almost Summer

My girls In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.… Continue reading Life: Almost Summer

TBR Additions (vol. 2)

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier (thanks to Cathy's review for convincing me I need to read this one. I still need to read Rebecca as well but enjoyed My Cousin Rachel.)Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamos Simpson. (This book comes out in September but I have an ARC so hope to… Continue reading TBR Additions (vol. 2)

TBR Additions and Other Ramblings

Happy Weekend! Do weekends even exist now? Is time meaningless? The weather here is soaring into the 20s and it's feeling more and more like summer. It is most welcome because my new parenting strategy is Always Be Outside. My kids are just better behaved when they spend time outside. I turned our front driveway… Continue reading TBR Additions and Other Ramblings

Life: What We Did in April

So April was...a month. It feels very strange to look back over an entire month full of things I didn't do. We didn't swim at the pool. We didn't get new books from the library. We didn't have friends over or go to anybody's home. We didn't play at the park. I didn't set foot… Continue reading Life: What We Did in April

Life: The New Normal

Painted rock at the beach - "Remember to Breathe 2020" "The new normal" is a phrase I keep hearing. I'm not entirely sure what it means and I'm not quite sure any of us really know what our new normal is. It's strange how quickly our minds adapt and yet how slow. How quickly it… Continue reading Life: The New Normal