2022 Highlights: Week 25

Father's Day These girls have such a great dad. And I have such an amazing partner to parent them with. We kept things pretty simple with cinnamon buns for breakfast, church, some play in the little forest down the street, and (at Peter's request) buffet dinner at the local Chinese-Canadian restaurant. Flowers and food. This… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 25

2022 Highlights: Weeks 23 & 24

I'm used to June being a busy month for Peter but this is the first year that it's felt like a busy month for the kids too. Although this is Pearl's second year at school, it's the first where they've been able to do bigger end-of-the year events like field trips and Sports Day. There… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Weeks 23 & 24

2022 Highlights: Week 22

Saturday: After I worked a half day, Peter and I went out for dinner with friends and then to watch Top Gun: Maverick at the local cinema. Top Gun was the first movie Peter and I ever watched together after we started dating because he was aghast that I'd never seen it. When Tom Cruise… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 22

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

2021 Highlights: Week 25

I'm writing this a little earlier than usual because I know we have a busy weekend coming up. We're at the beginning of a heat wave, with projected temperatures of 35 and 40 degrees next week. My rainy West Coast background means that when it's sunny I feel the need to be outside all the… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 25

2021 Highlights: Week 24

Hi there! We are officially into summer and the last week of school. We're counting down the days in our house, not because we don't love school but because we're so excited to be together as a family every day and looking forward to many summer adventures. Some highlights this week: A story that Pearl… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 24

2021 Highlights: Week 23

Hi there! Coming in a little late because the weekend kind of got away from me but let's talk about some good stuff that happened last week: Pearl got 2 beach days with her class! It's so nice that they can walk from school to the beach. Both times Rose and I picked her up… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 23

2021 Highlights: Week 22

Picking flowers in empty lots.Sprinklers and popsicles in the backyard. This week we paid our district tax and our home insurance, two annual expenses that can leave our bank account feeling drained. I like to take a moment though to be thankful for what they mean. We have a home where we are safe and… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 22

Book Review: Still by Emma Hansen

Emma Hansen is 39 weeks and 6 days pregnant with her first child when she wakes in the morning and feels something is wrong. An ultrasound reveals that the baby has died in the womb and the next day, on her due date, she delivers her stillborn son. While all of my book reviews are… Continue reading Book Review: Still by Emma Hansen

Book Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Know My Name - Chanel Miller (Viking, 2019) Like over fifteen million other people, I read Chanel Miller's victim impact statement when it was first published. Like many others, I wept as I read it. Because even though it wasn't my story, it was the story of so many women around me. A story I… Continue reading Book Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller