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…)

10 Weeks – #2

How far along? Today I am 10 weeks, finally in double digits!  Getting here seemed to take unbelievably long.  In fact, I’ve been so worried about losing this baby that this is the first time I’ve written about it.  And unlike the first and second times, I’ve only taken 2 pictures so far.  Fortunately, I still feel pregnant, and I’m starting to get more confident this might actually work out.

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…)

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.


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…)

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