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: 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

Pandemic Story-Telling (A Book Review of sorts)

This month I inadvertently found myself reading 3 books at once with one glaring thing in common: they were all set during pandemics. Two of these pandemics were fiction, one was real. One of these books was written and published before 2020, two after. Two of these books I finished reading, one I abandoned partway… Continue reading Pandemic Story-Telling (A Book Review of sorts)

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: 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

2022 Highlights: Weeks 7 – 9

I've shared the major highlight of recent weeks which was Pearl turning 7 but I'd like to share a few other things that have made me happy recently. March 2nd marked the begin of Lent this year and I'm taking the opportunity to do a social media fast and limit my news intake. I found… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Weeks 7 – 9