2021 Highlights: Week 48

Let's start with this week's big news: Pearl got her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine! We went in the pouring rain after school. The time slots were set aside for ages 5 to 11 only so the atmosphere was quiet but the staff there had prepped for kids. Some of the nurses wore fairy… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 48

Christmas 2020

There are obviously many ways that Christmas has looked different for our family this year. We feel very fortunate to have our girls - little kids bring a certain magic to the Christmas holidays and have kept us focused on celebratory things. One (non-COVID difference) for us this year was getting to look forward to… Continue reading Christmas 2020

The Great Christmas Tree Hunt 2020

2020 may have changed a lot of things but it hasn't changed one of my favourite Christmas traditions. The Great Christmas Tree Hunt! This is where we go and find a tree on the Crown lands near the power lines (which they have to clear out periodically anyway) and we cut it down and bring… Continue reading The Great Christmas Tree Hunt 2020

Merry Christmas to All!

Hello and Happy Holidays! It's the night before Christmas Eve and life is a little chaotic in our house. This is a busy season for me at work and Peter and Rose are both battling illnesses. Presents are wrapped and stockings ready to be filled tomorrow night. There won't be homemade cinnamon buns on Christmas… Continue reading Merry Christmas to All!

Advent

We are two weeks away from Christmas and excitement is growing in our house. This past weekend we drove out on the logging roads and cut down a Christmas tree. Our house is lit with candles and smells like Douglas fir. We have a very excited three-and-a-half year old. The Great Christmas Tree Hunt of… Continue reading Advent

Christmas 2017

Happy New Year! Back in October, or November, I intended to share a little about how our family is adjusting to life with two little ones. But I never seemed to have the time or energy to sit down and write a post...so that probably tells you what you need to know about life with… Continue reading Christmas 2017

Snow Day (and other Christmasy moments)

We don't get a lot of snow in our part of Canada and when we do it tends to melt away pretty quickly. Despite seeing snow in the forecast, it was a lovely surprise to look outside this morning and realize the white stuff really was coming down. Pearl's seen snow just once before in… Continue reading Snow Day (and other Christmasy moments)

Christmas-y

Christmas is a little different around here this year. We are thinking about traditions - ones we have and love, ones we want to implement in our family. Christmas will look a little different again next year and the year after that. A couple of weeks ago, we went on our annual Christmas tree hunt.… Continue reading Christmas-y

Christmas Comes to Halfmoon Bay

It's feeling festive around here. Last Saturday, this was my view while eating breakfast: That's right - the first snow of the season! (Hey, that's a West Coast winter for you.) It lingered briefly and is now not much more but a distant memory. Maybe we'll get some more one day. It was a slightly… Continue reading Christmas Comes to Halfmoon Bay