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The first long weekend of 2014!

If you’re Canadian, odds are good that you enjoyed the Victoria Day long weekend that just passed! We were so lucky to have fantastic weather in Ottawa, especially since earlier in the week they had been calling for rain the whole time. Ashlyn was given a Rainbow Loom for her birthday a couple of weeks ago, so we spent some time working on bracelets together (translated: she picked the elastic colours and tried with success to hook a few of them together, but mostly she complained about how slow Read more […]

Minivan mom no more?

I hope all of my wonderful readers had a lovely Easter weekend! We spent a lot of time in our minivan, driving around southern Ontario to visit with our families. The weather was fantastic, traffic was light, and it’s always worth the effort to get to spend some quality time with the ones we love. One surprising turn of events was a conversation that my husband brought up on one of our drives – maybe it’s time to switch from a minivan to an SUV? As anyone who knows us in real life can attest, we’re Read more […]

My March Break Plan

I admit it: I’m in a funk. A “for the love of Pete, is this winter never going to end?” funk. We’ve got a great routine of classes for the girls, play dates, my college classes, cleaning, and errands and I’m just getting tired of the same old, same old. I have high hopes that the time off at March Break will allow us to break free from our routine and shake things up with some out of the ordinary activities that will help all of us to have more fun and make the best of the tundra we’re still living Read more […]

Wordless Wednesday – Canada vs Sweden Gold Medal Game

Like many Canadians, we were watching the gold medal game on Sunday morning. Ashlyn decided to get artistic and draw us a picture of it! In case you’re not sure, team Canada is red with green skates, team Sweden is yellow with red skates, and the red blob on the left is the goal with a blue-helmeted Canadian goalie with yellow skates sort of lying in front of it. I thought she did a great job! Read more […]

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