This week our Pearl turned 5! She is feisty and goofy, hilarious and serious. She loves to follow (and enforce) rules. She likes clear boundaries and expectations and so, I hope, will thrive in school this coming fall. She likes being in charge (classic oldest sibling) and is quite competitive. She is a true introvert… Continue reading Pearl is 5!
Actually, this post has nothing to do with Valentine's Day other than that today is, in fact, that day and that means we are halfway through February. Not sure how that happened so quickly when January lasted roughly three hundred days. January hike We did fit in some fun in January though, even as we… Continue reading Life: Valentine Day and Other Excitement
At the beginning of 2019 I set myself the goal of reading 100 books. It felt like an ambitious and perhaps foolhardy goal but I was able to accomplish and even surpass it. (104 was my final number.) I'm pretty proud of that. More than that though I appreciate that this goal made me think… Continue reading 2020: Bookish Goals
Hello and Happy Holidays! It's the night before Christmas Eve and life is a little chaotic in our house. This is a busy season for me at work and Peter and Rose are both battling illnesses. Presents are wrapped and stockings ready to be filled tomorrow night. There won't be homemade cinnamon buns on Christmas… Continue reading Merry Christmas to All!
October has not had a great start in either the book review or the book reading department. I've completed 3 books and DNFed 2 others and am contemplating abandoning a current read. In an effort to break the cycle, I'm sharing a bit of what I've read so far as well as some recent life… Continue reading Mid-Month Check-In and Happy Thanksgiving!
Rose is 2! We ended September with a party and a birthday to celebrate another whole year of our Rose. I'll admit, I'm sort of in shock over this one because how can my baby be entirely out of babyhood and into toddlerhood? Rose doesn't yet say her own name but refers to herself as… Continue reading Rose is 2!
No, summer's not officially over but today is Labour Day and tomorrow is back to school and the end of our sweet summer schedule. Summer for our family means Peter works a little bit less and I work a little bit more and we have a lot of time for fun in the middle. It… Continue reading Life: So Long, Summer!
Last summer Peter and I had a joke that camping with our children (then aged 3 and 10 months) was "an investment in future fun". It was a lot of work, it wasn't always enjoyable, but we felt it was important and something we wanted to do with them and we hoped that we were… Continue reading More Camping: Thormanby & Sakinaw
We have just returned from our semi-annual camping trip to Keats Island. It was a hit all around. Pearl cried when it was time to leave and is already full of plans for next year. This was her third time, Rose's second, and I don't know what number for Peter and I. (Though I do… Continue reading Keats Island 2019
It's been a couple of months since I read How to Give Up Plastic and was inspired to reduce the plastic usage in our home so I thought I'd share how that's going and some of the things we've replaced. Shampoo! Well, I haven't given up shampoo but I did make the switch to a… Continue reading Life: An Update on Reducing Plastic