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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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