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

Book Review: Etched in My Memory by xwu’p’a’lich, Barbara Higgins

Etched in My Memory - xwu'p'a'lich, Barbara Higgins (Creator's Touch Press, 2017) I really enjoyed this book. The stories are full of personality and interesting anecdotes and the unique place in which I am fortunate enough to live really comes alive through the author's histories. xwu'p'a'lich, or Barbara Higgins, is an Indigenous woman, born in… Continue reading Book Review: Etched in My Memory by xwu’p’a’lich, Barbara Higgins

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

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

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

Camping with Kids – Part 1

This past weekend we camped with two kids for the first time. This year Peter and I decided to invest a bit into camping as much as possible with our girls. One of the first "big" purchases we made after we were married was our two-person hiking tent. We've used it quite a bit since,… Continue reading Camping with Kids – Part 1