coastal livin' · family · friends · life

vanishing act

If you’ve been around this blog for awhile, you’ll see a definite pattern. I’ll be writing strong and steady for a time, then I’ll seem to disappear from the face of the earth. My vanishing act regularly occurs in the summer months. This year has been no different. While there is an aspect of lazy…… Continue reading vanishing act

dairy-free · family · food · gluten free · what's for dinner?

time with our girl and makin’ sushi

We enjoyed a wonderful week with our Alberta girl!  Not a lot is going on around here yet, so we mostly just chatted as we hung out, played games, watched movies and did a little sight-seeing.  We each had a ‘date’ with her.  We did have a few nice days to walk the beach, too.…… Continue reading time with our girl and makin’ sushi

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

christmas · faith · family · special days

sounds of christmas

I’m sure for most of us, we have a few favourite Christmas songs, even if some of us get a little grinchy about having to listen to them for too many weeks.  It’s hard to deny that most of the Christmas music out there just plain makes us feel good and all Christmas-y-like. When my cl…… Continue reading sounds of christmas

coastal livin' · family · life

summer + family = love

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything…… Continue reading summer + family = love

chaos control · family · homeschool · life

fresh starts in homeschooling

“…isn’t it nice to think tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet…” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables In the book,  a discouraged Anne Shirley bemoans her proclivity for faux pas to Marilla.  In the movie, Miss Stacey reassures a penitent Anne that a second chance is but a day away. I confess that I comfort…… Continue reading fresh starts in homeschooling

marriage

i like to hold your hand

Today my Love and I celebrate 30 years of marriage.  I thought I’d share my Facebook post from last year, as it really sums up our life together. I like to hold your hand. Mine fits so nicely in yours. There’s a security in that, a comfort. You’ve held my hand through many difficult times. Cried…… Continue reading i like to hold your hand

faith · family · friends · life

do not despise their youth

We just returned home from a week at camp.  My Love was the speaker for the group of ten to twelve year olds enjoying Adventure Camp; my df girl and I worked in the kitchen while my cl boy hung out with friends and helped out here and there. Members of our family have worked at different…… Continue reading do not despise their youth

coastal livin' · family · home · life

feathering our nest

Have I told you I’m excited to have a place to call home?  In case this is news to you, I have been living a nomadic life for two whole years.  You can read a little about my journey here, here and here. It’s been fun uncovering long forgotten treasures as we go through box…… Continue reading feathering our nest

faith · family · life · special days

june bugs and hard days

June bugs.  I don’t especially appreciate these nasty bugs who seem to fly without any direction or purpose into my window and worse…into my person. They’re pesky.  Annoying.  But not the worst that June has to offer.  Like early spring, June can be a difficult time for me as it is yet another reminder of…… Continue reading june bugs and hard days