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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

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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

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rhubarb bread pudding

Spring teased us for weeks here on the coast.  We would bask in the warmth of the spring sunshine only to be brought down to earth the next day with a cold blast.  I do believe we actually went right from winter to summer…well almost-summer, that season, too, likes to taunt me. We know that… Continue reading rhubarb bread pudding

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school’s out…well almost

I don’t know what your homeschool year looks like, but ours is a peaks and valleys kind of adventure.  We start strong, petering off after the Christmas holidays, then as the weather warms, we kick into high gear to wrap things up so we can enjoy the outdoors.  (Although, we have been known to play hooky… Continue reading school’s out…well almost

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creamy shrimp & pasta

I had a hankering for a creamy pasta dish.  Shrimp was a cherry on top.  I’m all about seafood when it’s available.  I found this recipe on Pinterest that fit the bill perfectly.  I love the intense flavour of sun-dried tomatoes and the sharpness of the “king of cheeses,” parmesan.  Garlic, in our house, is… Continue reading creamy shrimp & pasta

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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