Mid-Month Check-In and Happy Thanksgiving!

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!

Keats Island 2019

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

Sticks and Stones

I'm about six years late to the party but I'm on Instagram now! You can find me @karissareadsbooks if you're into that sort of thing. The weather around here has been so good! (Have I mentioned that? Are you tired of hearing it?) I feel like I take more photos when the weather is good.… Continue reading Sticks and Stones

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

February Long Weekend

This past weekend was a long one around here, thanks to the made up holiday of Family Day. (Hey, I'm not complaining. We now get a day off in February.) Our weekend was a lovely blend of friends, outdoors, down time, and good food. (Pearl loves this book of farm animals and now goes, "Mmmm"… Continue reading February Long Weekend

Hike at Francis Point

A year ago, I was swimming in this river: But summer locally is not too shabby either: This past weekend, Peter and I explored an area neither of us had previously been to. Francis Point has been a Provincial Park since 2001. A trail takes you along the water and through the trees. Walking through… Continue reading Hike at Francis Point

Europe Trip 2013 – Part Nine: Cinque Terre, Italy

This summer Peter and I went on an adventure to Europe. With the help of a stellar memory and my obsessive journalling, I’m sharing those adventures with you. Part One: Duisburg, Germany Part Two: Fritzlar, Germany Part Three: Bern, Switzerland Part Four: Lake Como, Italy Part Five: Venice, Italy Part Six: Florence, Italy Part Seven:… Continue reading Europe Trip 2013 – Part Nine: Cinque Terre, Italy

Thankful

After taking my camera everywhere for a month, packing it with me on trains, subways, mountain trails, and through museums, I guess I needed a break. September 2013 will remain without much photographic evidence in our household. That's okay. Sometimes it's nice to just look at things and remember them that way. This weekend though,… Continue reading Thankful

Mt. Daniels Hike

Saturday morning, Peter and I decided to do a local hike. One he'd done numerous times before, but the first time for me. Mt. Daniel is a short hike up a mountain, located in Pender Harbour. It wasn't a long drive for us and our trusty 4Runner took us right to the base of the… Continue reading Mt. Daniels Hike