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Showing posts from June, 2014


I think I have found the best invention of the summer. Whoever thought of this is genius.

We love going out for ice cream or having a popsicle at home, but truthfully, with a 2 and a 4 year old it is beyond messy and sticky.

We found these popsicle holders at Walmart for $1 each. I know. Crazy!

We use them all the time. I love that they catch the melting mess and the addition of a straw to suck up the melting mess? Genius!

Now if only WE had been the geniuses to think of this first...


To say that we've been going through a lot of changes in our lives would be an under statement. Selling our houses, fitting what we can of our belongings into a 24' trailer, moving across the country with preschoolers, and not having a place to live? It's a lot of change.

Change is hard on adults and children alike, so we have seen some behaviours from our kids that we don't like. We know it's hard, but the basics of respect, honesty, and obedience need to stay in place. With Jason away at work during the week, and the rest of us staying at the farm, there isn't the routine and consistency that the kids are used to and I was starting to feel like I wasn't in control anymore. Disrespect, dishonesty and disobedience were wearing at me.

So, we had a family meeting before Jason left for work last Sunday and we talked about the changes and the expectations. We made a little flip chart with happy faces. If disrespect, dishonesty, and disobedience were becoming a …


I spent yesterday afternoon getting to know the downtown of our new little town.

  I am in love. 
  Everyone I meet is so friendly and welcoming

 I am home.

The Adventure of it all

Let me tell you, we were nervous, packing up our life into a 24 foot trailer and driving 4000+ kilometers with two children aged two and four. We kept telling ourselves that this was an adventure and with such an attitude nothing could go wrong...well, at least if something went wrong, you could chalk it up as being part of the adventure and a great story in the making.

At the 'four mile corner' in Grande Prairie (about a mile from our house) Mikail exclaimed with exasperation that 'this is a loooong drive!' Oh boy!

One hour into the drive we stopped for coffee at a Tim Horton's and on our way back to the truck we saw a BIG problem with our hitch. We weren't going anywhere until the next morning when we could buy a new hitch. Thankfully a hotel was right there in our parking lot and we checked in and stayed the night. I think that we were relieved to not go all the way to Edmonton right away. It had been a long day and was already 10 p.m. No one complained. We …