2021 Highlights: Week 17

Sisters!Flowers found in the forestNeighbourhood viewsEarth Day thankfulnessTaking Justin for a walkArriving at school It felt so good this week to return to regular activity after being sick last week. I worked to catch up on things around the house. Rose and I visited the library for the first time in a couple of weeks.… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 17

2021 Highlights: Week 16

Guys, it's been a week. There is a spring cold going around and it spread through the girls and I in quick succession. We each went down hard for about 24 hours and then seemed to recover. This will not be news to any parents, but it's really hard to be a good parent when… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 16

2021 Highlights: Week 15

We've had a week of absolutely beautiful weather. So I can (somewhat) ignore the state of the world, the third COVID wave that we've entered, and the looming threat of further restrictions in the province. I know it's a privilege to turn off the news and focus on my sunny little bubble but sometimes it's… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 15

2021 Highlights: Week 13

...if I"m going to prescribe you a medicine of good words - I'm going to also have to say to you take it slowly, a spoonful at a time. This is sweet medicine, so savour it and really rest your mind in the beauty of language. It's not that we don't ever think about or… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 13

2021 Highlights: Week 10

As of Friday afternoon, we are officially on Spring Break around here! We got off to a great start by snagging an afternoon spot at the pool for Peter and the girls - the first time back in about a year. Peter and I also made some time on the weekend for some thrift store… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 10

Pearl is 6!

Last week we celebrated Pearl's 6th birthday! There is officially no denying that she's a big kid. She fully embraced the concept of birthday week and we got to spread her birthday celebrations over a few days. It's been a big year for Pearl. Not least that she's started school but there have been a… Continue reading Pearl is 6!

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 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