2021 Highlights: Week 40

Mask mandates have changed (again) and masks are now required for all students in schools. Previously, they were only required for students in grades 4 and older. While we've always encouraged (and often required) our girls to wear masks in public spaces, Pearl has never been in the habit of wearing a mask at school.… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 40

2021 Highlights: Week 37

School is back in session and it's raining so summer really has come to an end. This week our family transitioned into back to school season. Pearl started grade one! The first couple of days were spent with her previous year's teacher while classes were sorted out and she told me that it still felt… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 37

2021 Highlights: Week 36

Happy September! Rising vaccination rates. When the vaccine passport in BC was announced, I honestly was skeptical that it would make much difference. Surely, everyone who wanted to be vaccinated had already been? Surely, restaurants and sporting events weren't enough of an incentive if public health and science hadn't convinced someone? I'm glad to be… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 36

2021 Highlights: August

Hello! I didn't intend to take August off from my weekly highlights post but here we are. Let's catch up! August started off with a bang for our family as we made a trip to Vancouver Island. Bright and early on August 1st (the 6:20 am ferry, to be exact) we were on our way… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: August

2021 Highlights: Week 30 (Keats Island Edition)

This past week we made our annual camping trip to Keats Island. Peter and I have been camping there countless times before (him especially) and this marked our 5th year camping with the girls. (See 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2016. 2017 is conspicuously missing but my excuse is that I was severely pregnant for much… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 30 (Keats Island Edition)

2021 Highlights: Week 29

Hi there! We've had a really fantastic summer week around here, enjoying our new kayak and this beautiful place we live. This week has been: Monday: We tested out the kayak by paddling across Sechelt Inlet to Piper Point. The girls and I had never been there before but Peter camped with friends at this… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 29

2021 Highlights: Week 27 (Powell River Edition)

I was at work on Friday when Peter called and told me he was able to snag the last spot at the Inland Lake campsite in Powell River. Last summer we camped for 2 nights at nearby Haywire Bay but had been curious to try Inland Lake as well. It was a little bit rushed… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 27 (Powell River Edition)

2021 Highlights: Week 26

Get ready, this is a long one! It's been quite the week. Beginning at the beginning, can we talk about the heat? Oh man, it's been hot. BC broke records across Canada this week with highs into the 40s (that's Celsius). For context, our typical June average is around 21 degrees. 28 would be considered… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 26

2021 Highlights: Week 25

I'm writing this a little earlier than usual because I know we have a busy weekend coming up. We're at the beginning of a heat wave, with projected temperatures of 35 and 40 degrees next week. My rainy West Coast background means that when it's sunny I feel the need to be outside all the… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 25