Hannah + 12

Happy birthday Hannah

My husband Jon and I are both oldest children. All of our parents are oldest children, as well. This means that when our daughter Hannah was born she was not only our first child, she was also the first grandchild and the first great-grandchild on … [Read more ...]

A Word for 2017: Adventure

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For the past number of years I've been choosing a word at New Year's to represent what I wanted to bring into my life in the 12 months ahead. In 2011 that word was space. In 2012 I chose clarity. In 2013 I chose presence. For 2014 my word was … [Read more ...]

2016 Year in Photos Slideshow

2016 slideshow

This is my favourite post of the year. It's a lot of work, but I always do it because I love it. It gives me a chance to reflect and wax nostalgic, which is why I have a blog in the first place. This post contains my annual slideshow, chronicling my … [Read more ...]

The Post-Christmas Lull

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Well, hello there! If you celebrate Christmas, like I do, I hope it was good. My Christmas was, all in all, fairly relaxed this year. In part this was because I had more than a week off leading up to the holiday, since the last day of school was … [Read more ...]

The Sounds of Silence

snow shovelling

There has been a lot of snow recently in my neighbourhood. All of Metro Vancouver has been nestled under a blanket of white for a couple of weeks, but here in Coquitlam we got more than most communities. It's pretty, for sure, and my kids love it. … [Read more ...]

A Letter to Myself

How are you? I am poking my head up from watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix. The first episode of Gilmore Girls aired in October, 2000. At the time I had just graduated from university with my engineering degree. I was engaged … [Read more ...]

My Happiness List: November 2016 Edition

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I am a Canadian, and a relatively liberal Canadian, at that. Because of that it probably won't surprise you to learn I was rooting for Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential election. My children were, too. Last night, as the results became … [Read more ...]