I acknowledge the goodness of giving thanks! And gathering together, even just for a moment's reflection, the things (and people, books, ideas, or moments) that have shaped me in the last season, that have brought me greater knowledge, more comfort, deeper joy. So here are five things I'm loving right now: I just… Continue reading Five Things That Are Bringing Me Joy
Hello, 2018! Well, hello to you too, dear Reader - be you my mom, old friends in other cities, extended family, Insta-friends, or someone just stopping by on their daily walk around the internet. It's nice to have you here, and apologies that this has been a rather silent place for the last few months.… Continue reading Hello, 2018!
This summer is the first one we've stayed at home for, ever. Really! I don't think I've been at home for as much of the summer since high school. It's been soul-refreshing. But also surprisingly (or not) just as busy as a summer full of travel. I guess staying at home means I've had more… Continue reading Summer Highlight Reel
This might seem like a strange thing to those more rooted than we are, but this is the first summer we are staying "at home" since we were both teenagers and living in our parents' houses. For more than a decade, we've always been working or traveling away from the place we call home the… Continue reading A Summer at Home
It's been feeling really summery this past week. Christopher's sister came for a visit and we went for an evening swim at Westwood Lake. We've been putting in more of the garden, tomatoes and squash, and all our beans are coming up! It's so thrilling to see that first pushing up of the soil and… Continue reading Feels Like Summer (and a Crafting Roadblock)
Ok, this post is a little all over the place, so bear with me... We've been back and forth to Ottawa for my cousin's wedding and some much-appreciated family time, and with that comes all the requisite kid-crashed-in-all-sorts-of-places photos. What with that trip, a brief overnight trip to Victoria, and Bean finally learning how to… Continue reading Fat Souls and All the Projects
I was going to title this post Cheerful Chaos - but then I thought that would be an exaggeration! Christopher's family was visiting this past week, which gave us the opportunity to tackle a few projects, like prepping the other half of our garden, planting a bunch more, buying a bed for the Bean, sanding… Continue reading Cheerful Disorder