One Lovely Blog Award!

Eeeeeeeee!!! I’m so excited! And so humbled. Saving Without Scrimping nominated our little blog for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ and I am so touched. ❤ I want to express my gratitude to her for her lovely blog that’s offered great ideas on “Loving Life on a Budget“. Guidelines for the “One Lovely Blog Award”:…

Now That’s Music to my Ears

Yesterday we experienced the triumph, the tribulation, the #unforgettable, the joy one year in the making. The humble piano recital. Ella and Cordelia have been taking piano lessons every Tuesday for about a year now, they practice (almost daily, see “Music Lessons“) and are so proud of what they have managed to accomplish. We brought…

dog day

today we went to the dog park. we had so much fun! Chester made some new friends. he had fun chasing his ball and having the other dogs chase him. Chester laid down in a puddle and looked very proud of himself. Chester would chase somebody else’s ball with his ball in his mouth. sometimes Chester would…

Rainy Day People

Spring arrived early this year. And drier than normal. Fires raged across our province. People cried. People worried. People danced for rain.    The rain began a little over a week ago. People stopped dancing shortly after the rain flooded their gardens. During the brief time the sun was out today, we ran to the…

All in a day

As a follow up from yesterday post here is a somewhat typical post nightshift day in our house. I got home from work around 6:30 am, by the time I walked the dog and got ready for bed I was climbing under the covers right around 7. Noon. A little boy is poking me with…

Juggling Work and Family

For most of us work is a necessary evil and balancing work with family can be hard and sometimes feel downright unmanageable. I work shift work on a rotating schedule. For those 9 to 5’ers (does anyone really work 9 to 5 anymore?)  that means I work 12 hour shifts; half dayshift, half night shift….

Time

Time is an interesting topic. It can be as simple, or as complex, as a person wants it to be. I’ve dreamed of the future and thought of the past. I’ve read stories and told tales that involve bending time laws. Time is so important to so many aspects of our lives. But it’s most important…

Garden Experiment

I have a Tower Garden (I get a commission from sales), I LOVE my Tower Garden. But my Tower Garden has a problem. A small problem, well, actually a very big problem (okay, I may have read George and The Dragon (link to chapters, not affiliated at all) one too many times here!) I forgot to take…

Why I Encourage my Children to Play WOW

  World of Warcraft (WOW) is a controversial game. Some people hate it, some love it, some love to hate it. But even those who’ve never tried it often have strong views on the game. Obviously I’m biased, I love the game and so does Ryan, but I’m here to tell you why all of…

Micro-Moments

When we began this blog, we were just starting the journey to changing our day-to-day lives. We had many goals, and many changes to make. I’d like to take a moment to reflect on where we’ve come from and how far we still have to go. First, even when things were bad, we thought our…

Pizza Night!

Tonight was Pizza Night! Last week we had pizza night too! Last month we had 3 pizza nights! We love Pizza! Pizza! Having a family with Celiac Disease and two little that can’t eat anything with corn in it makes pizza crust tricky. We’ve been experimenting and have found a very passable home made version that…

Savouring Eternity

There are times when every moment of a day feels like eternity. There are days you want to savour every moment. When the moments you want to savour are punctuated by eternity it’s all you can do to catch your breath. For the past several weeks, my heart has pounded in my chest. My breath…