Spring Fever

First off, thank you all so much for your input regarding appliances, it was a huge help! It sounds like the consensus is to go with white, and I think I’ve found the ones that I want (more on that later). I saw an ad for Heartland Appliances recently that said “Stainless steel belongs inRead more

Lazy days of winter.

Well, so much for a house update – Vancouver has been hit by several snow storms over the past few days and progress on the house has ground to a halt. They were apparently unable to shovel the snow fast enough to see what they were doing. The roads have also been too trecherous forRead more

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

I wasn’t looking forward to our planned trip to the pumpkin patch this year. The weather had been particularly cold and drizzly the day of our scheduled outing, but our group of homeschooling friends heads out there together every year and we certainly didn’t want to miss out. Besides, what would we do without pumpkinsRead more


Not a lot of time for a long post tonight, so I thought I’d share these photos of the sunset as seen from my mom’s place. The first one is from tonight and the second one was a couple of nights ago. Sitting and watching the sun go down is a fabulous way to coolRead more

Spring Garden

I love spring! Everything is so green, and the air smells incredible. Here’s what’s going on around the garden. The lilacs are largely responsible for the sweet smelling air. This one sits at the edge of the veggie garden, and there’s a white one in the front. There’s a thick carpet of sweet woodruff coveringRead more

Spring Blossoms

We’ve had two gorgeous days in a row and the flowers are bustin’ out. The view down our street is one of my favorite things about this house, the cherry trees are amazing. The photo doesn’t show it very well, but when they planted the trees, they alternated dark pink blooming trees with light pinkRead more

Happy Vernal Equinox!

Today is the first day of spring, and I for one have a bad case of spring fever. I always feel a bit like a curtain is being lifted at this time of year, and I spend the last week of March with a constant bubble of giddiness percolating in my belly. Big changes seemRead more

Signs of Spring

It’s really hard to have the February blahs when the sun is shining. It’s even more difficult when you step outside and notice that there are flowers blooming! The crocuses are poking their heads out of the soil… …and the apricot tree is starting to bloom! There are clumps of nodding snow drops everywhere… …theRead more

Chai Spice

There’s been a lot of talk around the blogosphere lately about trying to avoid the February blahs. While I usually suffer from this seasonal affliction, I’ve been surprisingly chipper lately. Today was an exception though. The weather has been drizzly for the past few days and everyone here is fighting a cold; combine those twoRead more