life · pinteresting · printables · travel

trippin’: packing a carry-on

As I mentioned last time, my closet purge began when I needed to pack for a trip down South.  It was back in March, and the weather here was still very wintery. Yes, this is what March looks like where I live. Bear in mind, also, that the airport is close to four hours away.…… Continue reading trippin’: packing a carry-on

chaos control · life · organizing

control my chaos ~ bullet journal

Ahhhhh…September.  Best of summer.  Warm enough for shorts and flip flops and dips in the ocean. Best of fall. Cardigans in the morning and evening. Pumpkin spice lattes. Routine.  Oh, blessed routine.  How I’ve missed thee. Okay…if you know me, you know I love lists.  I love the concept of being super organized.  I love…… Continue reading control my chaos ~ bullet journal

faith · family · life

there is a season

Seems I’ve been MIA the last few weeks.  We have had a steady stream of visitors this summer…and more to come in the weeks ahead.  We’ve also made a trip to Ontario this month and one the previous month.  We don’t usually travel in the summer, as that’s our busy time, but we actually made…… Continue reading there is a season

canada day · food · life · snack happy · special days

canada day weekend

Well, we’re finishing up the weekend with a quiet evening at home.  My love is speaking ‘up on the mountain’ tonight.  (There’s a church gathering up there, and the regular pastor is at camp.) We girls are staying put with the wee one…probably watch a chick flick together. We began our celebration of Canada’s 150th…… Continue reading canada day weekend

a page from our story · family · friends

family, friends & friends that are family

I’m playing a bit of catch-up here… If you remember, I mentioned that we had a wonderful visit with our Alberta girl back in April.  It had been a full year since we’d seen her–two years since our df girl and cl boy had seen her. Last week, we met our cb girl and her…… Continue reading family, friends & friends that are family

faith · family · friends · life

i am holding on

We are now two weeks into spring.  Someone forgot to tell the weather.  We have had several snow storms with, perhaps, more on the horizon. Today, the grey air holds a fine snow being blown furiously about by the seemingly never-ending wind.  The dreariness of the day echoes my mood. This day would have been my brother’s forty-eighth…… Continue reading i am holding on

art · faith · joy in the everyday · life

joy in the everyday ~ romans 15:30

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~Romans 15:13 Hope.  Joy.  Peace.  Isn’t it interesting that these words walk together in the same passage? Hope:  expectation, trust Joy:  gladness, calm delight, state of well-being…… Continue reading joy in the everyday ~ romans 15:30

faith · life · new year · special days

faithful and full of faith

Home again, Home again, Jiggedy jig. When my Alberta girl was little she loved to read a book of rhymes at my mom’s home. She particularly liked “To Market, To Market” and would often happily repeat “homey, homey” (which was her version of the home again line) when we’d pull into our driveway after traveling. We…… Continue reading faithful and full of faith