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

2022 Highlights: Weeks 20 & 21

It continues to be a very wet spring here on the West Coast. Temperatures are rising a bit though so in between the rain we've also had some nice-ish days and things are beginning to grow in the garden. Even my compost seems a little more beautiful these days: Pearl had her last pro-d day… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Weeks 20 & 21

2022 Highlights: Week 18

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;You hold my lot.The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.Psalm 15:5-6 There is a lot going on in the world; there is a lot going on close to home. But sometimes I look around at my life and think, "How… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 18

2022 Highlights: Rest of April (including Easter)

How cool are my kids? I was going to say that it’s been a busy few weeks but I think that’s just our life. And it’s a good life, so I’m definitely not complaining. Easter felt full and busy after the quiet celebrations of the last two years. Easter is really the central celebration of… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Rest of April (including Easter)

2022 Highlights: Week 14

For the beauty of each hourOf the day and of the nightHill and vale and tree and flow'rSun and Moon and stars of lightSun and Moon and stars of light 'Lord of all, to Thee we raiseThis our joyful hymn of praise"For the Beauty of the Earth" I've been listening to a lot of old… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 14

2022 Highlights: Week 12

Spring Break has thrown my posting schedule all askew so this is my attempt to get back on track. I've been reading quite a bit but not reviewing. Will hopefully start getting caught up there next week. Some highlights: One of our spring break goals was to tidy up a section of our house we… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 12

2022 Highlights: Weeks 10 & 11

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.)… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Weeks 10 & 11