2021 Highlights: Week 17

Sisters!Flowers found in the forestNeighbourhood viewsEarth Day thankfulnessTaking Justin for a walkArriving at school It felt so good this week to return to regular activity after being sick last week. I worked to catch up on things around the house. Rose and I visited the library for the first time in a couple of weeks.… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 17

2021 Highlights: Week 15

We've had a week of absolutely beautiful weather. So I can (somewhat) ignore the state of the world, the third COVID wave that we've entered, and the looming threat of further restrictions in the province. I know it's a privilege to turn off the news and focus on my sunny little bubble but sometimes it's… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 15

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

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 8

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

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

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