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.

A San Francisco Road Trip Recap – 7 Years Late

So this is a weird post, feel free to skip it, but I was uploading old photos from my external hard drive last night and came across these wonderful photos.  They had me laughing my butt off one second and cringing the next!  Two of my sisters (Natasha and Stephlynne) and I road tripped from Chilliwack to San Francisco and back in 2010.  THESE PICTURES ARE 7 YEARS OLD, PLEASE BE KIND TO US!  I don’t remember doing much planning for this trip, we just decided to do it. (Right Tash?)  Can you even imagine doing that now?  I’ve never laughed so hard or so frequently.   We were so young!  I was 19, Natasha 18 and Steph was days away from 17 (I think!).  Anyway, most of these were never posted and a trip of the magnitude needs recording.  I love these memories and I love these girls.  I have no idea why we took half the pictures we took…like pictures of every single spill on our clothing?  Really?  We thought it was hilarious at the time though!  Oh, and every single beverage we drank.  Why I saved 100s of blurry photos is beyond me.  We took like fifty pictures of the inside of a lighthouse, which you can imagine are NOT INTERESTING AT ALL!  Please forgive me sisters, but this is happening.DSCF1006 7 (more…)

August 10

IMG_4702Hey, look at this!  It’s a dump truck.  In our yard!  Unfortunately what he is tipping is not exactly what I had in mind when I ordered 3/4 crush.  It looks a lot like dirt.  Boo!  It’s 10 yards of dirt to be exact, with a few pebbles in it.  Apparently it’s kind of an issue around here, the amount of fines in the gravel.  Oh well.  It was so so much work to spread all that dirt/gravel, but it’s finally done.  We’ve been trying to rent the only plate tamper in town for 2.5 weeks now, but it’s still not available, so that blows.  (Please excuse the ghetto cooler upside down in our yard, it was drying after a good scrubbing.)  I’d say our backyard is looking much better now, but it’s not really.  Now it looks like a huge dirt pad next to the grass.  I’m rather disappointed, especially considering how expensive it was. (more…)

Winter Vacation – Part 2, Belize

Alright, here be the second half of our vacation.  Boy oh boy do I ever miss it!  I did a 8km run in the -20 today and my face just about froze off.  And something very very bad happened to the screen on my phone.  I swear up and down that I didn’t drop it!

Feb 8 –  FINALLY, a sunny day.  IMG_7982 (more…)

Winter Vacation – Part 1, Belize

It’s about time that I get these photos up.  There is nothing I like more than coming back to these posts in a few months, or years time and seeing memories of this wonderful moment.  Blogs are amazing that way.  I’ve decided to break it into two parts.  I was thinking that I’d do a Belize part and a Chilliwack part, but 90% of the photos I took are from our time in Belize, so I’m going with half the photos on this post, half on the next one.  We also made a point of taking a bunch of small videos in hopes of compiling them into a cute short family movie, but I’m totally overwhelmed by the prospect of learning how to stick all these clips together in an interesting, not boring for the viewer way.  Maybe when I have a spare 6 hours to use up I’ll give it a go.  Anywho, without further rambling… (more…)

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