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: 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: 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

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

2021 Highlights: Week 17

Sisters!Flowers found in the forestNeighbourhood viewsEarth Day thankfulnessTaking Justin for a walkArriving at school It felt so good this week to return to regular activity after being sick last week. I worked to catch up on things around the house. Rose and I visited the library for the first time in a couple of weeks.… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 17

2021 Highlights: Week 15

We've had a week of absolutely beautiful weather. So I can (somewhat) ignore the state of the world, the third COVID wave that we've entered, and the looming threat of further restrictions in the province. I know it's a privilege to turn off the news and focus on my sunny little bubble but sometimes it's… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 15