2021 Highlights: Week 38

Last Sunday was crisp and sunny, a perfect late summer day. We had Bella the Dog staying with us so went for a walk along Chapman Creek. We watched the salmon on their journey upstream, climbed on the rocks along the riverside, and then went to my in-laws’ to pick pears and apples from their… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 38

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 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

2021 Highlights: Week 23

Hi there! Coming in a little late because the weekend kind of got away from me but let's talk about some good stuff that happened last week: Pearl got 2 beach days with her class! It's so nice that they can walk from school to the beach. Both times Rose and I picked her up… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 23

2021 Highlights: Week 22

Picking flowers in empty lots.Sprinklers and popsicles in the backyard. This week we paid our district tax and our home insurance, two annual expenses that can leave our bank account feeling drained. I like to take a moment though to be thankful for what they mean. We have a home where we are safe and… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 22