Right Now – September 8

Loving // I have a bar of cinnamon scented soap in our bathroom and it smells so good.  Impossibly good.  I want to wear it as a necklace so everywhere I go it smells like this great soap.   (more…)

Road Trip 2017

Road trip time!  Shane, Hazel and I went on our most epic road trip to date.  We covered 6,500km over 17 days.  To say it was a lot of driving would be an understatement.  No regrets though!  It was an amazing experience in so many ways.  I don’t think we (as a family) have ever had that much uninterrupted time together and it felt so good.  Shane went back to work last night and while money is great, we really missed being together.  Here is our trip and some of the highlights along the way.

Day 1 – FN to Grande Prairie.  No highlights here! Just good old fashioned boring northern BC driving. (more…)

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…)

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…)

June 5

Here we are, a few hours from leaving.  It’s Shane’s twice annual vacation (which we always spend in Chilliwack), and we are so very excited!  He is coming off night shift, so he’s sleeping right now, and will wake up in the early hours of the morning, pack the final items into the truck (and then pack us in too).  We have a 14 hour drive ahead of us, and that’s without stops to Kamloops where we are planning to spend the night.  Luckily it doesn’t get very dark here at night right now (sunrise 4:05, sunset 10:15), so starting the drive around 3 in the morning isn’t a stretch.  It’s a far cry from winter, where we’ve started our drives at 6 am and been in the dark until 9am.  I love summer!

And I am so very excited to be staying in Chilliwack for the month of June.  It’s going to be amazing, like it always is.  Posting will be even more sporadic (if it happens at all!), so until next time, enjoy yourself!

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