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Its bean at least a year since I wrote a blog. A lot has happened since then. I turned 10 four months ago. It’s bean a blast at the age of 10. I’m now a basketball player. My team name is the Edmonton Lakers. In school, I’m now learning geometry and pre-algebra. It’s tough, but…

Unpause

I can hardly remember how to do this. Last post was in March, seems like a lifetime away. Life got busy. My head space was not allowing for blogging. Three birthdays came and went. Another animal was added to our family.  A car died and a new one had to be purchased.  Homeschooling continued on,…

Fun times

We have had a busy few weeks… here’s a little bit of what we have been up to: We started working on a new pond for the yard. We had an amazing over-the-top, way-too-much-food brunch to celebrate Father’s Day. This resulted in a challenge to see who could actually get their burgers in their mouth…  easier…

Sunshine and Lemons

Yesterday morning we awoke to sunshine streaming through the curtains and blue skies.  I also found I had an abundance of lemons in the fridge that needed to be used asap. What to do, what to do… why Lemon Meringue Pie of course! This pie is delicious!  I love the tartness of the lemon curd paired with…

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

I mentioned in my last post that we recently celebrated Christmas in July.  This is always a fun few days for us as we get all of our favorite Christmas movies out, do lots of crafts, and hang out as a family.  Hubby tries to take a couple of days off work so we can…

Where Does the Time Go?

Every morning, I wake up and think, “I must write a blog post today.”  I had been enjoying writing so much and hearing all of your thoughts and suddenly life got in the way. But you know what, that’s a good thing! We had 2 weeks of school holidays.  Here school is divided into 4…

The World is Hurting

There is so much going on right now it is really hard to comprehend sometimes.  Anger, Fear, Hate, Racism, Bigotry, and pure Evil seems to be surrounding us at every corner.  It’s scary.  It’s scary for us and it’s scary for our beautiful children and future generations. What do we do? We pray.  We get…

Kitten Therapy

Thought it was time to post some more pictures of our precious Max. Max has been with us for 3 weeks now!  And it turns out sweet Max is a SHE! She has proved to be a perfect fit with the family.  Wonderful with the children and excellent with our unruly 1 year old cat,…

Apple Pie and Christmas Movies

I’m not sure which thought came first. “I feel like apple pie…” “I KNOW, Let’s watch a Christmas MOVIE!!!” Haha they both seemed to come at once and they both just HAD to be done. I COME from a land of White Christmas Wonderland, Hot Cocoa, Snowmen and Cherished Family Traditions.  I LIVE in a…

Music Moves Us

“I like big butts and I cannot lie..” Wait, WHAT?? Have you ever caught yourself belting out a catchy song and then gone, WAIT, what!!?? Music is powerful. It makes us feel. It makes us move. It can instill a passion in us that may or may not be just or appropriate. While the lyrics…

To Post or Not to Post…

I’m sitting here with a piece of imperfect cake trying to decide whether to post the recipe or not.  You see it’s very yummy, but it didn’t meet my expectations.  This is what happens when you make up recipes sometimes.  I think I’ll keep messing around with the recipe until it’s perfect. Here’s a little…

Take Heart, Find Peace, We Are Taken Care Of.

Sometimes, it’s those quiet moments with your children where you have an awakening. Our family devotions last night were around the 23rd Psalm. Simple words written for children’s understanding spoke to ME: “All God’s people are Jesus’ sheep.  Jesus takes care of them, just as David took care of his sheep.  Boys and girls are…