family · life · special days

to be like mom

This Mother’s Day weekend has me pining a little for ‘my other home.’  I so wish I could be there to spend the day with my sweet mom.  Not only that, but my talented northern boy is having his second cd release concert and my equally talented techie boy will be doing an opening set… Continue reading to be like mom

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art class ~ van gogh

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice in your head will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh Because yesterday was Star Wars Day, I decided to take the day off from History and do something a little different.  I decided to do an art class.… Continue reading art class ~ van gogh

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may the fourth be with you

If you’re not a Star Wars fan, you may have no idea what this means.  I will enlighten you:  it is a play on “May the force be with you,”  the “live long and prosper” of the Star Wars saga.  Yes, the Star Wars gurus have given fans an entire day for this phenomenon…so Happy Star… Continue reading may the fourth be with you

easter · faith · food · recipes · snack happy · special days

easter treats

I’ve been mixing up a few treats for the weekend activities. There was a wonderful Good Friday concert at our sending church last night.  What an amazing evening with a beautiful group who loves Jesus.  We listened to several talented musicians and we all united in praise to our Lord for His completed work on the cross… Continue reading easter treats

easter · faith · life · special days

deepest love

Easter weekend is fast approaching, and as we make plans for the weekend, I consider the events behind the holiday. For us it is not about bunnies and eggs and chocolate; albeit, I don’t mind indulging just a little.  It is about a love so amazing, so self-sacrificing, that its depths cannot be fully comprehended.  About a King… Continue reading deepest love

faith · life · 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

christmas · family · life · special days

o tannenbaum

It’s been three years since we’ve had our own tree. (You can read some of our story here, here, here, here and here) Because we have not been in our own home, most of our belongings were in storage and we did not have our Christmas decorations with us.  That’s a long time when you’re a kid.… Continue reading o tannenbaum