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Project 365 | Week 20

The signs of spring have finally arrived: birds' eggs, flowers buds, and children playing outside.  After one of the coldest winters on record everyone here is more than ready to take advantage of the change in temperature.  Will we get the summer we have earned?  I hope so! The Little One amazed us this week, [...]

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Project 365 | Week 19

So, a few weeks back I shared that we had put our house up for sale, and then that it had sold.  I also shared that we bought some land that we're anxious to start digging into.  Well, the next step is to pack up our entire house and put it into storage.  Part of [...]

Project 365 | Week 18

Well, Mother's Day happened.  Every year Mother's Day rolls around and something happens to put a damper on the day...but not this year.  This year the entire day was perfection, from the sweet, thoughtful gifts the two rugrats made for me to the afternoon spent rollerblading in our local arena.  Then, I let someone else [...]

Project 365 | Week 17

Spring is finally on its' way, just look at that rich, warm, gorgeous sunset.  This week marked a 9th birthday for the Big one.  His birthday dream?  To eat his first Big Mac.  Yes, he waited 9 years to attack that epic burger...and try as he did, the burger conquered him. 🙂 In other news, [...]

31.12.13 Kennedy Blake

Close....but not close enough!  Baby Kennedy was trying to make a grand appearance to become the "New Year's Baby" at midnight, but she was just too excited to finally meet her Mom, Dad and big brother Grayson. Kennedy was so alert!  She didn't want to miss a thing, but thankfully I was boring enough that [...]

Project 365 | Week 16

Home from Hawaii and thankfully much of our snow has melted.  Don't get me wrong.  It's going to be a long time before we experience temperatures anywhere close to the summery paradise of Honolulu, but in Manitoba anything above freezing is a win at this time of the year. Easter is quickly approaching!  That means [...]

Project 365 | Week 15

Three weeks into our Hawaiian adventure, and sadly this is our last week on the beautiful island of Oahu and it has been such a fascinating vacation.  We even learned about hurricanes and tsunamis as there were storm warnings while we were in Hawaii.  Interestingly, the day Chile experienced their magnitude 8.2 earthquake (April 1), [...]

Project 365 | Week 14

    Hawaii week 2 was just as incredible as week 1.  Warm weather, beautiful land and seascapes.  I will shamefully shamelessly admit that I tried to convince my dh to check into the job prospects in Honolulu....but then we looked into the housing market and decided we'd leave Hawaii our vacation destination. This week [...]

Project 365 | Week 13

Welcome to Hawaii! Oh my goodness!  Why did I wait so long to visit this gorgeous island?  I mean how incredible is it to leave a snowy-winterland and arrive a day later in a tropical paradise?  It blew my mind that we exited the plane, walked down a few steps and outside into summery warmth.  [...]

Project 365 | Week 12

The week of March 16 - 22 was a busy one! We have always dreamed of building a house.  So far, we had invested a lot of time into the various planning stages:  sifting through house plans, looking at various lots, weighing the pros and cons of living in town over in the country.  This [...]