2021 Highlights: Week 9

This daffodil bloomed in our front garden this week. Last spring, it was a little potted plant on our kitchen table. When it wilted, the girls and I planted it here and I was honestly not super hopeful that it would survive. So it was with pure delight that I spotted it in bloom this… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 9

2021 Highlights: Week 8

Our big highlight of the week is that Pearl turned 6! Hard to believe a year ago we threw a full blown party for her (With people! We served food! People travelled from out of town!) but we've done a few things this week to mark the day and have more fun planned for the… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 8

2021 Highlights: Week 7

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,the world offers itself to your imagination,calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -over and over announcing your place in the family of things.Mary Oliver, "Wild Geese" A snowy Saturday! A quiet holiday Monday at home.A sunny Tuesday walk and a picnic at the park park.… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 7

2021 Highlights: Week 6

To Do Lists. To Do Lists basically help me function. I have a weekly To Do List and then write daily To Do Lists and I put the dumbest stuff on my daily lists. Stuff that I am absolutely going to do whether or not it's on my list. But I mix it in with… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 6

2021 Highlights: Week 5

Exploring new trails. The way little kids enjoy their own reflections. They just enjoy looking at themselves without vanity or shame and it’s wonderful to observe.Various hate groups (including one particularly famous one right now) being labelled as terrorist groups by the Canadian government.A long walk on a sunny day, including a visit to the… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 5

2021 Highlights: Week 4

Getting pictures printed. This is something I try and do every January. Just a whole lot of photos from the previous year. It's always fun to look through them, display them, and see how much our kids have grown! A surprise package from some dear friends in Germany. Which has also meant lots of delicious… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 4

2021 Highlights: Week 3

These princesses going for a ride: Rose's crazy hair in the morning: (plus Justin Beaver peeking out between us) Rose and I were walking through the neighbourhood on a sunny afternoon when we came across Pearl's class, on their way back from a local park. I saw them from a distance and was heading a… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 3

2021 Highlights: Week 1

I want to make a habit this year of sharing a few highlights and updates, as I always enjoy when other bloggers do this and it can help keep my mind focused on the positive. It feels a bit strange to begin on such a week, when the news is full of chaos and unrest,… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 1