August 5

Woohooooo!  I’m in full trip planning/preparation mode!  It’s one of my favorite places to be.  I’ve got a master itinerary, so we know where we are going, and what food is worth stopping for a long the way.  I’ve got a list of snack ideas as long as my arm and even an adult “lunchable” list, you know, an on the go impromptu picnic of shelf stable foods for lunch.  So far it’s tuna/guac/triscuits (plus fruit and chocolate), and salami/hard cheese/crackers (plus the fruit/chocolate).  Any ideas to add?  I am thinking a yogurt/nut butter sandwich combo, but we have no access to ice packs or anything, so that would be better for running into the super market and grabbing cold yogurt…but then I could buy any assortment of deli items.  I’m all ears for ideas.  We’ve got plans to eat breakfast and dinner in camp at least half the time and eat all manner of delicious food for the rest of it.  I’m very excited.   (more…)

Muncho Lake

We’ve just returned from a 4 night trip to Mucho Lake which was both wonderful and challenging.  I spent 4 days freezing my butt off, and was relieved to pull into Fort Nelson and its warmer weather! Keeping clothes on Hazel was a full-time job, ha!  The weather at Mucho is very fickle and I spent the first two days taking the hammock up and down as the showers came and went.  A hammock while camping though guys…game. changer.

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June 23

Hi friends.  I’ve been home for 2.5 weeks, and they’ve actually been more eventful then I thought.  Some big things have happened!  Some of those include, buying a canoe! Taking a trip to FSJ to pick up that canoe, and buy fencing.  Trying that canoe out at the lake!  Saying goodbye to close friends, which always sucks. (Can’t wait until it’s us leaving!) Painting the front door an awesome shade of blue.  Ordering items to finish off the bathroom reno we started in like…February.  Making so many zucchini recipes to deal with the only crop my garden is harvesting.  Baking cakes to decorate.  Getting my bike up and running, and then struggling up every single hill in town, ugh.  I’ve read two books, ran away screaming twice after pincher bugs landed on me, and snuggled two friend’s new babies!  We’ve been having the worst weather here, barely any sunshine and warm temperatures.  This morning was rain, sweaters and the furnace on, which is like way too many other days this month.  And yet we’ve got a campfire ban…which I understand, but am still disappointed about.  We also signed Hazel up for playschool and are currently in a two week swimming lesson course.  It’s good fun stuff! And we’ve got more coming up 🙂 (more…)

June in Chilliwack

Hazel and I got back from our month in Chilliwack a week ago today.  We had such an amazing time.  I wish I never had to leave it.  Our first 2 weeks were busy (Shane was with us) and fun.  The weather wasn’t the best, but such is June.  After Shane left though, the real fun started.  We had such beautiful weather (no more rain!) and such fun days.  We rode my bike all over town.  We had starbucks almost every day.  We had a lovely day at Granville Island.  We went to the beach two (or was it three) times.  We picnicked, we (hazel) ate lots of popsicles.  We BBQed, drank beer and good gin.  I got to go out a few times with my sister (thanks mom!), we hung out with friends.  We had a wonderful Canada day listening to music and watching fireworks.  We celebrated a birthday and spent time at the splash park.  Guys, it was so so good. (more…)

Girls Weekend at Sparkling Hills

By the time we were ready to leave for Chilliwack, I was in desperate need of a night away.  A night without husband or children or any responsibilities.  My wonderful partner said “do what ever you need”, and he meant it.  So I booked a room at Sparkling Hill resort just outside Vernon and asked my mom to join me.  We had an amazing time. (more…)

A Father’s Day trip to the Sunshine Coast

I am a huge proponent of experiences over things, so to celebrate father’s day this year I planned a small trip to the Sunshine Coast.  We left early enough one morning that both of my passengers fell asleep on the way in to the ferry.  The trip was a short 40 minutes, which was perfect.  Hazel loved her first ferry experience running around like a mad woman in the strong wind.
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