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Slowly catching up

Once again, things have been rather silent on the blog front. Our excuses aren’t interesting, so suffice to say we’ve had a busy winter so far, and there’s more to come. We hit a milestone in November, when I went … Continue reading

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The Ocean

This year is the first year that Miles really got into Halloween. He visited three different pumpkin patches and had definite ideas about his costume. When we first brought up the idea of a costume back in September, he said … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch Redux

After the success of our visit to the pumpkin patch in Victoria, we thought it would be fun to go to one here in Vancouver. Most of them are far away and/or pretty frenetic (with bouncy castles and the like) … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

This is a little late, but I wanted to post a few photos from our trip to visit Granny last weekend for Thanksgiving. We had a lovely time, and it was (relatively speaking) so easy! When I think back to … Continue reading

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Ketchup

I like to think of myself as a pretty practical person who doesn’t make extra work for herself.  I make time for things that are priorities for me (like hanging out with Miles and cooking from scratch), and I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

This was seriously awesome. Those are my dear old friends, Amy and Emily (known to many as The Indigo Girls). I remember the first time I heard them, back in the mid-90s. I was instantly drawn to their music and wanted … Continue reading

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Summer Loving

Fall is firmly in the air these days, but before summer becomes too much of a distant memory, I wanted to share some photos from the last few very summery weeks. First up are some photos from our much-anticipated trip … Continue reading

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Chicken Satay

We aren’t very good at having people over for dinner, and I’m not quite sure why. Partly it might be that we’re all creatures of habit, and having people over is not one of our habits. We’re also not great … Continue reading

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Zucchini Muffins

This is the legendary time of year when gardeners scramble to find something to do with all of their zucchini, and their friends and neighbours learn not to ask how the garden is doing, for fear they’ll be offered some … Continue reading

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The Lake House

It’s not quite accurate to say that we just got back from vacation, but close enough! We spent a lovely 12 days at Victoria Beach again this summer, staying with Nanny. Mr. Chumsley joined us for the second half, and … Continue reading

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