We’ve made it through second semester and are now on Spring Break in our house! Peter and Pearl are both off from school and the girls have a pause in their activities so it feels like a real holiday around here. (Peter is still doing course work for his masters so he’s not fully off.) The weather has still been rather cold at times, and lots of rain, but there are hints of spring too. Flowers blooming, trees budding, and a few days of double digit temperatures.
We kicked off our Spring Break with a few days in the Big City (ie: Vancouver). In the past (pre-Covid) we’ve enjoyed taking a couple of nights to get away from home and staying in a hotel in the city. We leave our car behind and take public transit. We eat food we can’t get in our town and we do some shopping and we simply enjoy city life. We haven’t done this with the kids since early 2020 and it was pretty exciting to re-introduce this little family tradition. We feasted on sushi, ramen, pizza, Japadog, doughnuts, and German-style sandwiches. We made a trip to Granville Island and visited with both sets of cousins.
Other than our city adventures we are enjoying the relaxed schedule spring break brings. Letting the girls stay in their pyjamas all morning, watching them enjoy their play together. We were able to invite some new friends over for dinner – something we haven’t done since before the pandemic. The second anniversary of the covid pandemic in our province came and went quietly as mask mandates were lifted and the end date for vaccine mandates was announced. I have mixed feelings about these things and our family at least will continue to move slowly. Pearl will no longer be required to wear a mask when she goes back to school after the break for which, I think, she is excited though she’s worn it without complaint.
We continue to move forward and make our choices prayerfully, thinking of how best to serve those around us and hoping for safer times.
But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
I will thank You forever,
because You have done it.
I will wait for Your name, for it is good,
in the presence of the godly.Psalm 52:8-9