Rose is 5!

Our Rose. She is a delight. She lives large and feels her feelings hard. At the beginning of September, I met with the kindergarten teachers at the girls' school, an opportunity to help them get a sense of my child as they figured out class placements. I pondered how to describe Rose. Rose loves hard.… Continue reading Rose is 5!

2022 Highlights: Week 36

It's been one of those weeks where the beginning of it already feels so long ago. Probably because this has been a week of big changes and transitions for our whole family. We took advantage of the sunny evenings and slow mornings and, after dinner one evening, we walked to the beach as a family… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 36

2022 Highlights: August

Well hello there! I did not intend to let the entire month of August pass without posting at all but it happened. We had a full month and it made sense to let this little online space go a bit. I've been camping, reading (more on that soon), eating, spending time with friends and family.… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: August

2022 Highlights: Rest of July

A few photos from recently: Beautiful Hemingway book Peter surprised me with Off to a birthday party! We grew potatoes! Lots of beach days around here We finished out July with a short trip to Squamish. Squamish is a town situated between Vancouver and Whistler so only a ferry ride and a short drive away.… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Rest of July

2022 Highlights: Road Trip Edition

Hello! I've been a little quiet here because we spent a week away, driving across British Columbia, and then I've spent the last half week recovering from our week away. (Catching up on laundry and sleep and attempting to re-set our kids' schedules!) Our goal was Kimberley, BC which is a small town in BC's… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Road Trip Edition

2022 Highlights: Week 26

It’s been a full week around here with the start of summer holidays. We kicked off with a birthday party and potluck at our friends’ beautiful family farm. We swam in the ocean, ate seafood, and enjoyed a bouncy castle. Peter then defended his Masters and handed in his final project and he is DONE!… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 26

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