Shaking Hands with the Season

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I've been known to make 'that snarly face' when people say they love the Autumn season. I can't help it if everything around us right now just reminds me that dreaded winter and ungodly temperatures are coming. To me, the season is accompanied by one long loop of creepy ambient horror film music. Yet, I am making an honest effort this year to try and see the beauty and not the illness that is Fall ... no really, … [Read more...]

Thankful

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This past weekend was Thanksgiving, I have so much to be thankful for. We surrounded absolutely delicious food, my twins in dress-up {Bo Peep and Elsa} because well, they're them. My oldest set the table and made name places from post-its. So obviously these needed to put on the forehead, for most of the dinner and by everyone, adults included. I'm thankful for many reasons, yet also for incredible fun, silliness, … [Read more...]

Off the Grid

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This last weekend we spent some time off the grid. We attended a wedding in British Columbia set at a gorgeous mountain resort, so it was a fine excuse to do some exploring in the area that we had been 13 years prior, on our honeymoon. This is the view from my cabin porch one morning, I immensely enjoyed the peace and beauty of Kootenay National Park, over a cup of french pressed coffee. More about our trip to … [Read more...]

It Wasn’t Me

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Lately I've been finding letters, words and pictures written with PEN on walls and furniture. PEN! I'm super frustrated but adding to that chaos is the response that I get from all girls at once, 'It wasn't me!'. Sometimes you have to resort to trickery to find out who the culprit is. Yet usually ... So, Katelyn, you didn't do this then? Yeah .... right.  . … [Read more...]

A Glowing Game

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  This past weekend we did a little glow bowling, entirely fun and something we really should do more often. Do you bowl? . … [Read more...]

The Last Hurrah

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If there's one thing I can say about Summer 2014, is that we truly made the most. Our season was filled with fun activities, events and travel - which is why I can't help but to be blessed yet sad at the same time. Summer was fantastic. These are some of the last shots of our Summer. Sun, grass, smiles and friends. Park, play, ride & camping.        We were right in … [Read more...]

Back to School for the Twins Plus One

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Today is Back to School! My oldest is now in Grade 5 and the twins just started Grade 1. Myself? I have my days free, a first in 10 years. Yes, there were a few teary moments and it was hectic to get 3 kids settled into 3 different classes in only a matter of minutes. Yet, they are there and I am here. The house is quiet. It's just me and my coffee, and the sounds of the keys as I type. I miss you summer … [Read more...]

This is Gross

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We were recently hit with quite the storm, completely out of nowhere on a beautiful hot day. The storm blew in faster than I could shut the windows. The fierce wind picked up much dirt and covered everything in the house. Gross. Most of my tall aspen trees couldn't fight against the wind and uprooted. Ugh. Then. The hail started. We didn't get it as bad as some, causing damage to cars … [Read more...]

Long Weekending

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Part of our long weekend was spent at the creek property. Running free ... and riding bikes. Yet, in Katie's case, she rode until her pedal broke off. I just blogged about the twins learning to ride bikes, so this is timely. I told ya these girls were working hard! ;)   . . . … [Read more...]

My Twins are Six!

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This past weekend we did some celebrating - my twins turned Six! Six is a pretty big number, it's like overnight they turn into school-age children. Taller, stronger, more independent and mature ... Hold me! I'll post more about their birthday soon, yet truth is, I haven't even had time to even go through their photos yet. *someone* {me} decided it would be a good week to do an impromptu bedroom renovation. … [Read more...]

Westerner Days 2014

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This past week was Westerner Days in our city. The first day of the week-long celebration included a parade. My oldest was in it with cheer, so that means we were out the door pretty much when the sun rose. Then, we took in the Westerner Days Fair right after. I was surprised at my oldest, taking on the biggest rides for the first time. She literally could not get enough {of everything that made me dizzy just to … [Read more...]