Playing Catch-Up

First off, thank you for all of your kind words of support and encouragement! I loved hearing about others who have lived or are currently living a similar kind of live/work arrangement. So, as promised, here are a few photos to show you what we’ve been up to (none of them are very new, butRead more

Good Omens

Whew! Things are starting to fly along at lightening speed around here! We’re in a rush to find things like fixtures so that the plumbing rough-in can happen (it’s starting this weekend!), as well as finalizing a few other things. We bought two of our kitchen appliances yesterday, so I can move on to dreamingRead more

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

Cat with Poppies

My mother’s neighborhood has quite an established feline community, which our cats are having a difficult time fitting into.I couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of this handsome fellow relaxing in a neighbor’s poppy garden.

Spring Babies

Many of you have been posting photos of your gorgeous spring babies recently, so I thought I would get in on the action and show you some photos of what’s been hatching here on the urban homestead. I was out taking a peek to see if there are any holes filled in the Mason beeRead more

Bunk Mates

I’m too pooped to write a long post tonight, so instead I’ll leave you with this photo of the animals. Princess isn’t usually allowed into the kids’ room, as it’s always been a bit of a haven for the cats (they’re not fond of her exuberance, and she’ll eat every last scrap of their food if sheRead more

A Day in the Life

I’ve seen several people taking part in a fun blog project (started over at Owlhaven, I believe), posting photos of the various things that occur over the course of one day in their life. Here’s my day as it happened on Wednesday, February 28th. The first thing I saw when I woke up was aRead more

Swedish Chocolate Balls

A very good friend of mine came to town recently for a visit (they’ve left the city, but still come here occasionally for dentist appointments, etc.). She’s Swedish and therefore had to do the mandatory Ikea trip while she was here, so I agreed to meet her there for lunch. I managed to spend theRead more