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 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 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

Summer 2020

Summer is my favourite season. So I'll cling to it as long as I can (which means as long as the sunshine lasts) but in our household we are shifting into our fall schedule. Peter will be back to work fulltime next week and - the very biggest change - Pearl begins kindergarten soon. (Yes,… Continue reading Summer 2020

Keats Island 2020

Camping on Keats Island is a family tradition for us. It's the first place we ever camped with Pearl and we've been there with the girls every year since Rose was born. (That makes this our third year in a row.) Before there was ever a Rose and Pearl, Peter and I camped here together… Continue reading Keats Island 2020

Powell River 2020

Haywire Bay Our family recently returned from a week away in Powell River. For those of you not from around here, Powell River is the northern part of the Sunshine Coast. After about an hour's drive from our house, we take a ferry to Saltery Bay. Powell River is an old mill town with a… Continue reading Powell River 2020

More Camping: Thormanby & Sakinaw

Last summer Peter and I had a joke that camping with our children (then aged 3 and 10 months) was "an investment in future fun". It was a lot of work, it wasn't always enjoyable, but we felt it was important and something we wanted to do with them and we hoped that we were… Continue reading More Camping: Thormanby & Sakinaw

Camping with Kids – Part 2

At the beginning of the summer, I shared our first experience of camping with two kids. Now I'm sharing what we've learned after a summer of camping and outdoor adventures with our kids. (Read Part 1 here.) We camped a total of four times this summer (not including the two times Peter camped out in… Continue reading Camping with Kids – Part 2

Summer in (sort of) Review

Summer isn't exactly over but the end is creeping nearer. And with the smoke and haze we're currently experiencing it doesn't feel very summery now. (The smoke is from the 500+ forest fires in BC right now and much of the province is in a state of emergency so I know I can't complain just… Continue reading Summer in (sort of) Review