The school’s out boat float!


Taking some time to be grateful for the great families and teachers in our life.

We are so grateful for the days our children can spend being cared for and loved by other amazing adults such as the lovely Ruth Ker, who actually dreams about the children when she is away from them (and the dreams are telling!!). Turns out she must be an angel in our midst.

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Sharing Talents


Well our girls are at the age of sharing their gifts with the world.

Today was a precious mix – Daria’s Class 1 play in the morning followed by Janelle’s end of year gymnastics watching week.


Kurt and I are proud, and going to take our brimming emotions to bed before 10 o’clock to celebrate!

We’ve been up past 11pm, with this month HUGE in my professional world… investing in thousands of dollars of therapy equipment, I am taking the entrepreneurial jump I started 1.5 years ago into a giant LEAP forward.


If these smiles have anything to say about it, all will be well.

YAY for gymnastics friends. YAY for Janelle being invited by her friend to a summer evening Bible school at her friend’s church.

YAY to boys steamrolling each other while their parents take in the gymnastics.

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YAY YAY YAY to this ridiculously full and overstimulating, and truly wonderful life.



Kale Pesto

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What to do when the peas start growing higher than the trellis?
Today was a garden harvest kind of day… we’ve been having scrambled eggs and kale, kale salad, kale chips, and just needed something new for the forest of kale in our garden

WIMG_5052e found Kale Pesto!

Between a 2km hike around Spectacle Lake, and a swim in our favorite local river the Koksilah, we came home today for a lunch of barley stirred up with Kale Pesto, arugula, grated beet, cheese, pecans, and dried cranberry. YUMM!

That hit the spot.

The swim AND the kale pesto…


Kale Pesto: Blend 6 oz kale with 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/2c olive oil in the food processor. Be prepared to mix it with other foods and flavors, on its own, it is rather…. kale-y! Not a surprise!