Saturday, January 17, 2015


Some fleeting, but fast and furious, moments from December. 

A definitely-related threesome. 

Oh this cute little face. 

First snowfall. And apparently the only one this winter. So far, anyways. 

Proof, that we did, in fact, put our tree up this year. Although Christmas came and went without any part of it being photographed, at all. Oops. 

It's a dog's life for this pampered pooch. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

November Nostalgia.

November began and ended without me realizing it, apparently. Certainly without me blogging. Good thing I take random pictures.

Hanging with the homies, post-game. 

Street kids having their own fun!

Drinking too many Peppermint Mochas. 

Hosting footwear at the City Sing. 

Enjoying lots of Vancouver sunshine. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pumpkin Patch.

Amazing weather yesterday went well with a visit to the local pumpkin patch with some of the fam jam. Love Fall... and the colour it brings. Fields of orange around here. 

And one very excited Little Miss, sitting by the pumpkin house. 

Mr Blue Eyes had lots of sparkle, despite being a little stuffy from a bad cold. 

Three wanna-be drivers. Spooky thought. 

Miss A, doing some weight-lifting with the larger pumpkins!

Happily hauling away our loot... pumpkin carving, coming up next!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

We Have A Winner!

Violating my bragging rights with a public documentation, but here's to a proud moment. The Grade 7 Girls Volleyball team placed first in their tournament last weekend. A group of happy campers. And a very happy coach, too!

Saturday, September 27, 2014


We've been back in school for almost a month now, so life has been a little chaotic lately. For me, it's a love-hate relationship with this overwhelming transition... one day I'm lounging on the patio furniture enjoying nature and my coffee... the next I am packing lunches, prepping supper and planning my day all in the space of the hour I have before we head out the door. Twice, now, without my coffee. Aargh. Enjoying absolutely nothing about that.

September also happens to be spider season here. And one morning they reminded me I wasn't the only one being busy these days. 

Look at all these webs in the backdrop of an early morning sunrise! Too many to count, but made me pause for a closer look, and quickly snap a couple of pics. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Back To School.

I honestly haven't even LOOKED at my blog since the last post. Since then, we've made two day trips to Arlington for a christian conference, spent a whole day doing wash from camp and then plunged right back into the routine that is real life and learning. 

Of course, I am not possibly organized enough to be all camera-ready for pictures of our first day back to school. But yesterday, the third day of our second week, the girls consented to pose for a quick photo before dashing on our way. Not bad, eh?!

The summer weather is sticking around and the local Calgary News has been reminding us to be grateful for it. Our fellow Canadians there are battling power outages and snowfall. On September 10, if you can believe it. Cray. Zee. 

Our evenings are spent outside on the deck, savouring ice cream cones, and these two cuties...

Friday, August 29, 2014

My Summer. The End.

Well, it's Friday night. Our foursome family is intact again, the girls having spent the last five days at Camp Charis. I missed them... but now, listening to their constant banter and staring at their piles of laundry I'm wondering what is was exactly that I missed. Oh well. Back to conflict resolution and doing wash... living the dream, living the dream. 

Wednesday, Stew took the day off work and we drove to the camp facility in East Chilliwack to visit the group. Got in on the rock climbing, watching, strictly, and then Stew played water polo with them for an hour before we headed home again. 

Love these two.. and they sure love each other!

Ma'am tried her hand at the rock climbing. Here she is, getting belted up. 

And off she goes...

...swinging herself back down again.

And living to tell about it. Dramatically.

And so it ends. Eleven weeks of fun and freedom. Back to reality, come Tuesday.