What March Looked Like

Does this picture sum up how Pearl feels about her baby sister? Actually, Pearl is a great big sister and is often (not always) eager to help. She likes to get me diapers and blankets and choose clothes for Rose. She likes to bring Rose toys when Rose fusses and will gleefully tell me when… Continue reading What March Looked Like

Spring Break 2017: Oregon Coast

Over the past six and a half years of marriage, Peter and I have tried to take advantage of Spring Break as much as we can. In 2012, we were young and broke but wanted to get out of town so we spent a few days in Washington, as cheaply as possible and had a… Continue reading Spring Break 2017: Oregon Coast

Pearl’s First Camping Trip

Peter and I have camped several times together in the years that we've known each other. We've camped with friends or just the two of us but we've never camped with a toddler. Until now! When it comes to parenting, I'm learning that often you simply have to take the plunge. We've always known that… Continue reading Pearl’s First Camping Trip

Our Summer So Far

Our summer got off to a hectic start and things are just beginning to settle down again. At the tail end of June, we headed to the Okanagan for a wedding. We left directly after Peter got off work on the Friday and drove straight, taking the Coquihalla Highway. (Well, one stop of burgers at… Continue reading Our Summer So Far

Book Review: Children’s Travel Books by Miroslav Sasek (Reading with Pearl)

If you're not familiar with Miroslav Sasek's travel books for children, you should be. Filled with colourful pictures and facts about cities around the world, the books are beautiful and interesting. And not just for children. But children do enjoy them! A Czech writer and illustrator, Sasek was first inspired to write about Paris, condensing… Continue reading Book Review: Children’s Travel Books by Miroslav Sasek (Reading with Pearl)

Spring Break 2016 – Whistler

To kick off Spring Break 2016, we headed up to Whistler for a night. Way back in 2013, Peter and I had ventured that way for spring break. We had a little less snow and a whole lot more child to deal with. Now, I could show you some sweet pictures and let you think… Continue reading Spring Break 2016 – Whistler

Powell River Getaway

This weekend, Peter and I took off for a couple of days to the furthest reaches of the Sunshine Coast - Powell River! Peter had been before but I never had so it seemed an appropriate getaway for the weekend before my birthday. Waiting at the Earls Cove ferry terminal. We had better luck with… Continue reading Powell River Getaway

Spring Break 2014

Halfway through Spring Break and feeling thankful. I love lazy days at home with my best guy. I also love adventuring with him. For the first half of Spring Break, we took off to Vancouver Island to visit with friends and wander down memory lane. We made a road trip of it (complete with sound… Continue reading Spring Break 2014

Happy Made-Up Long Weekend!

Here in British Columbia, we have this new holiday that we get to celebrate every February. It's called Family Day. I can't think of it without being reminded of that Simpsons upside where the card companies make up Love Day. Nonetheless, it's a stat holiday in February, so I'm really not complaining. It's been uncharacteristically… Continue reading Happy Made-Up Long Weekend!