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 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

Life: Valentine Day and Other Excitement

Actually, this post has nothing to do with Valentine's Day other than that today is, in fact, that day and that means we are halfway through February. Not sure how that happened so quickly when January lasted roughly three hundred days. January hike We did fit in some fun in January though, even as we… Continue reading Life: Valentine Day and Other Excitement

Book Review: Dear Current Occupant by Chelene Knight

Dear Current Occupant - Chelene Knight (Book*hug, 2019) I read this short book in one afternoon after returning home from the library. It brought back a deep and strange nostalgia. The houses I grew up in, the neighbourhoods, the streets. Chelene Knight and I grew up in the 1990s, in east Vancouver, sometimes blocks away… Continue reading Book Review: Dear Current Occupant by Chelene Knight

A Weekend in Vancouver

Peter and the girls and I had a pretty awesome weekend in the big city recently. Our excuse for a small splurge and some time away on a dreary November weekend was my birthday, but I kind of think we should always plan a weekend of fun away from home at this time of year… Continue reading A Weekend in Vancouver

Book Review: Your Heart is the Size of Your Fist by Martina Scholtens

My brother, who knows the author, gave me a copy of Your Heart is the Size of Your Fist, for my birthday. My big brother and I have similar taste a lot of the time, especially in books and music, and he's one of the smartest people I know so I'm always happy to receive a… Continue reading Book Review: Your Heart is the Size of Your Fist by Martina Scholtens

Book Review: The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee

The Conjoined is filled with everything you hope will never happen to your daughter. Although set in the city of Vancouver whose streets and neighbourhoods I recognize, the story seems to exist in some alternate universe where Vancouver is terrible, always dangerous, where nothing good exists, everyone is evil, and you might as well not… Continue reading Book Review: The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee

January…

After the three of us recovered from our extended colds, January turned out to be a pretty good month around here. Pearl is now 23 months! Her hair is long enough that it occasionally gets in her eyes, she is currently getting a new tooth, and she is full of energy. We stayed away from… Continue reading January…

Our Summer So Far

Our summer got off to a hectic start and things are just beginning to settle down again. At the tail end of June, we headed to the Okanagan for a wedding. We left directly after Peter got off work on the Friday and drove straight, taking the Coquihalla Highway. (Well, one stop of burgers at… Continue reading Our Summer So Far