What you are missing…

I just want to let a few of you know what you are missing by living somewhere other than here right now.  You know… just in case you were wondering. And just in case you’re not super good with metric conversions, I’ll help you out.  In Fahrenheit that would still equal FREAKING COLD!!! Speaking of […]

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Fiasco Gelato

Last night I did something very uncharacteristic for me.  I went downtown with a girlfriend.  Just.  For.  Fun.  She went to Greece earlier this year and came back telling me all about her awesome travels.  She told me how she fell in love with Gelato and ate it just about every day when she was […]

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Boo!

I bet I s-s-scared you, didn’t I?  This place has been a ghost town for a while… well, I should correct myself… it seems that you’ve been here.  I have not!  We took a mini-vacation this past week.  Some friends lent us their lovely 27 foot shiny new camp trailer and we really enjoyed it.  […]

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It's Tulip Season!

Ahhh… the sun is shining (well, actually it’s dark outside), the birds are singing (do geese honking count as singing?), the sky is blue (although a very dark shade of it as I write this), children are laughing (I’m sure they are somewhere… mine are sleeping though), the only sounds I can hear (the geese […]

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Merry Christmas to all!!!

What? You think I’m delusional? You’re right actually. It never snows this much at Christmas time here. You think, “Lady, c’mon. It’s spring time. The only pretty ring time. Birds sing… a ding-a-ling-a-ling. Sweet lovers love.” Not so fast Buster. This is Canada! April is also known as, “What the heck time of year is […]

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10 Reasons in pictures

10 Reasons why anyone should be happy to move to Alberta Reason #1 – Because you love beauty: Reason #2 – Because snow is pretty: Reason #3 – Because you need mountains in your life : Reason #4 – Because it’s the land where all the pastors are really hot: Reason #5 – Because it’s […]

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Need a snow fix?

Do you live in sunny Southern California? Florida? Corpus Christi, Texas? The Australian Outback! (Helloooooo down there! My kids want to know, “What is it like to walk upside down?”) Are you feeling a mite sweaty? Feeling a bit too clammy? Does your arm hurt from fanning yourself so much? Is your skin painfully supple? […]

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Sunset

Tonight we had to go out and run a couple of errands. It is absofreakinlutely cold here. Tonight, with wind chills it is supposed to dip down to around -30 Celsius (by the way, that’s still really cold in Fahrenheit!) We dropped by the library to pick up a movie for the kids to watch […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!

Well, I decided last week that since we were all just getting over being sick when Canadian Thanksgiving rolled around and since, no matter how hard I try, I simply cannot make myself “get into” Thanksgiving in the first week of October, we would go ahead and celebrate today like good little Americans! The kids […]

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The "Rooveen"

That’s what my five year old calls our little local nature preserve. The Rooveen. It’s a beautiful ravine where we can enjoy the serenity of a little bit of nature just a short 15 minute walk from our house. Wild flowers. Birds. An ocassional cougar… thankfully we haven’t seen one of those yet! So after […]

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Odds and Ends

Remember how, a couple of days ago, I mentioned how much I love Fall, except that it reminds me how close winter is… and then I tacked on, “who knows, it could snow tomorrow…” Well… yesterday we had our first snow. Can you believe it? Crazy. Thankfully it melted almost before it hit the ground. […]

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Somebody slap me…

And please remind me what season it is supposed to be? Because, call me crazy… but for the life of me, I simply cannot remember! These are the views out of our windows this late May morning. Southern girls… If you eat a popsicle in my honor today, I’ll eat an icicle in honor of […]

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Pictures of Progress

I just wanted to share some pictures of the amazing progression of our landscaping project that we started last year after moving into our new house. I don’t have pictures from before we did anything at all but this is the closest I have to a “before.” LOTS OF CLAY DIRT (or EVIL clay as […]

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Life in the Frozen North.

While driving in the car near our home one day last week we had this exchange: Children: OH! Mom! Look! Look over there Mom! Mom: What? What am I supposed to be looking at? Children: Mom! It’s almost Summer time! Summer is almost here! Mom: What makes you say that? (As she shivers, rubs her […]

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