2021 Highlights: Week 12

We climbed a mountain! We climbed Mt. Daniel in Pender Harbour, a hike we've done several times before. This time Peter and I decided we were going to encourage Rose to hike as much of it as she could. Rose is 3 and a half and a perfectly capable walker and hiker. But she loves… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 12

2021 Highlights: Week 11

Outdoor playdates are allowed again! Lots of great vaccine news this week! A family member unexpectedly got their first vaccine dose this week and Peter and I both got rather teary-eyed when we heard the news. As well, it was also announced that essential workers will begin to be vaccinated in April which means Peter… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 11

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 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 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

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

Life: Almost Summer

My girls In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.… Continue reading Life: Almost Summer

Life: The New Normal

Painted rock at the beach - "Remember to Breathe 2020" "The new normal" is a phrase I keep hearing. I'm not entirely sure what it means and I'm not quite sure any of us really know what our new normal is. It's strange how quickly our minds adapt and yet how slow. How quickly it… Continue reading Life: The New Normal

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!

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