Three Little Chickens Go To School

And five little chickens are laying eggs at our house, do you know that?!Back on topic, these little chickens started grade 2 and grade 5 today! Rio's last year of elementary school and the boys in a big kid grade. Seriously, grade 2 is for big old kids ....more

Out and About with my Clown Baby

The other day I posted the following status on my facebook:Today a woman stopped me on the street to say her friend has a son in a wheelchair. And now she sees my son in a wheelchair. What causes people to be in a wheelchair??? ...more

Charity Pause

Steptember is just around the corner, benefitting the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC, one of my personal favourites. But I'm not participating this year... Not because I need to take a break from activity ....more

Our Summer in Photos

Wow. 6 weeks without a post. That's just embarrassing ....more


I've been making Kombucha in all of its probiotic goodness! For those of you who don't know what kombucha is, you can check it out here. Basically it's a fermented tea that's all sorts of good for your guts!I didn't have anyone to get a SCOBY from, so I grew my own from a bunch of tea and a store-bought bottle of Kombucha ....more

School's Out For Summer!

We made it! From the first day of school to the last, these "babies" of mine have finished Grade 1 and 4 with flying colors! Little Miss do gooder/straight As/junior achiever has already set up "Miss R's classroom" in her bedroom for the summer ....more

Please Help View Royal School!

OMG! It's been almost a month since I blogged last....and what motivates me to do so now? Money!So I'm making a personal plea ....more


I love baking. I also love eating baked good. I generally consider myself quite good at both.I bake a lot - it is my "cooking" contribution to this family ....more

Rio's 10!

This little love is 10 years old today. Rio, we love you and are more proud of you than you will ever understand. You are an amazing daughter, sister, friend, and leader ....more

Renovation - Exterior

Finally! Almost 18 months since the renovation ended, we're ready to share the exterior of the house!!It's been SO much work getting it to this place. SO MUCH CLEANUP! ...more