Monday, April 25, 2011


Easter egg decorating
Days together at home
Egg hunting (and the kids who still love it)
Sailing for a boy who has been anxious to get back on the water
Lamb loving
Chick preparations
Fresh bread
Maple syrup (our own)
Walks through new territory
Sun and the first warm breeze

It is good to remind ourselves of the goodness in each day, in every weekend and prepare ourselves for the week ahead.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


After an evening of games, food and all out celebrating with friend and grandparents, Joseph and Audrey set off for an afternoon of fishing. Although no fish were caught, the discovery of a ditch full of fish eggs was reward enough. Happy Birthday Joseph!

Monday, April 18, 2011


It has been almost a year since the last post here and I have been trying to figure out how to start again. Starting with where we are today would be too easy. We have done so much, seen so much and accomplished more than seems possible. we are! After a year of camping, building, working, building, playing, building and generally living, we are in a house. There was a lot of camping. Six months actually, but even more building. Every step was exciting. Who knew that walls could make me smile and doors could make a kid's day. We were all thrilled to have an indoor toilet not to mention a shower! We are happy to be here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Things to do

A day of packing, cleaning, laundry and errands requires some knitting. Something that has a beginning and an end. Something small...for someone small. A new baby girl can't have too many knitted garments.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

End of April

Less than two weeks and this will be home.

This is it. This is where we are going to be living. What could be better...well...maybe a house. Now that this area has been level it looks like a real house site.

Of course, there is still plenty of work to be done. Road to be finished, stumps to be moved, perhaps more trees to come down.

Time out from house packing and moving preparations for a little friend time at the beach. and nature. They just.. go together.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

While inside the house I am packing, outside dozens of Waxwings are waiting for their turn at the Holly bush. How do they know whose turn it is? They are organized, systematic and move quickly on when their work here is done. I think I could use some lessons.

The road is beginning to look like a road.

Now that the trees have been cleared, the site for the house is looking more like a yard. Above the site a long ditch has been dug to let water continue to flow without affecting the yard. If you say yard enough it really helps.

Ferns grow everywhere in my yard (said it again).

Saturday, April 24, 2010

April 17

The day was marked in the only way it should be for a 10 year old boy. A few friends and Star Wars...lots of Star Wars. From the preparations for a Jedi training obstacle course to the movie watching while tucked into bed, these boys were all about Star Wars. It was, absolutely, a celebration not to be soon forgotten.


Happy Birthday Joseph!