Checking in

I’m going to take a break from my studying as really I can only read so much about butterfly valves before my mind goes numb. See? Not the most exciting thing in the world. I just read 45 pages on valves and began to check out. Which gave me the idea to check in. Checking…

Change and Mindset

There’s a difference between wanting to make a change in your life and thinking you should make a change in life. In the first instance you want to make a change, in the second an external force encourages change. When an external force wants you to change, it’s a lot harder. Sometimes you dig your…

Hello August!

How time flies, July is almost over. For me it’s pretty much done, I work the next couple nights so I won’t even be able to enjoy the last few days of the month. That only leaves August for our summer and we’re definitely taking advantage of it! Coming off of two vacations only spaced…

Stepping Toward Unforgettable

Yesterday, Ella woke up and wanted to make a souffle. I didn’t have milk. We needed to be out the door by 10:30. Normally I’d tell her no. Normally I’d give her a list of all the reasons why cooking wasn’t happening. Instead I took a moment to think about making every day unforgettable. Then…

Crypt Lake Hike

After our camping trip, We drove to Pincher Creek to visit some friends. We spent the first day at a little creek playing in the water. The kiddos had so much fun and more than anything wished we had crystal clear water like that near our place. The water near us is pretty yucky. I didn’t…

Pokemon GO

If you haven’t heard by now there is a new mobile app, Pokemon GO. It’s the most downloaded app world wide, it released in Canada yesterday and over 45 million people logged on! It is an Augmented Reality game using your smart device’s GPS and camera to put Pokemon into your world! You walk around…

Interlake Hike

Rain. Rain. And more rain, made our camping trip less than ideal, but it didn’t stop us! Below you’ll see a picture of Agatha keeping Cordelia nice and dry under the brim of her hat. ❤ she’s so sweet!   We stopped at the information centre, where they warned us about unsupervised children. Ella was…

Say Yes to Change

It isn’t easy to change. The hardest part is looking at yourself and seeing yourself the way others see you. Sometimes you don’t know what others see. Sometimes you don’t want to. Sometimes it’s particularly difficult because habits sit comfortably around your shoulders. When those habits hold you back from being who you want to…

Camping Adventure

There’s nothing more wonderful than connecting with your family while also connecting with nature. Unless that connection also involves a little bit of adventure! Last week we spent a few days in the mountains experiencing all kinds of adventure! While we packed,  Ray Stevens’ song, “The Camping Trip” flitted through my head over and over again….

A Mysterious Letter Part 2: Smaul

We’ve been away camping in the Rocky Mountains for a couple days and we’ll be sharing pictures and stories from that soon, but when we got home and looked in the mailbox Agatha had another letter from the International Headquarters of Information! This time the letter came with a small pouch, an excerpt from Ye Olde…

The Misogynist in the Room

When two people get married, it isn’t just the two of them who enter the relationship. Their families of origin and their life experiences also tag along for the ride. But Ryan and I discovered our marriage also welcomed all of society into our home at the same time. I suspect the same is true for…