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Frost and Our Weekend

I know the general rule when you don’t post for a couple of days is to just start posting again and not to reflect, but I have been home sick for a couple of days now and am just recovering. I should be back to my normal self next week, but right now I am [...]

I love this time of year. All summer, I sit patiently and wait for everything I planted to grow and ripen. I started out with a garden of green and little by little the colours change and for the past few weeks we have been enjoying garden perfect vegetables and potatoes. We’ve had a wet [...]

Look at my Garden Grow

I haven’t posted an update on my vegetable garden since Mother Nature decided to rain snow on my parade at the beginning of June. My garden mostly made it through the setback. I lost a cucumber, a couple of cauliflower, some white onions and an heirloom tomato plant in total. Looking at this picture though, [...]

Dum-dum-da-dum!

I’m getting really excited and I just realized that I haven’t shared the great wonderful fantastic news with everyone here yet. My sister is getting married and we’re going to Las Vegas. In October my sister and brother-in-law (who is more like a brother anyway) are getting hitched in Sin City. Our whole family is [...]

My Little Girl is 2 Today!

I’m sure I will say this every year, but I can’t believe two wonderful years with our daughter has gone by already. She is growing in to such a kind, loving and respectful little girl and we are proud of her every day. We celebrated her birthday yesterday with some friends and family. The sun [...]

We have had a rough start to our Spring/Summer here.I posted last week that I was able to get our garden in. I took the chance. I know Spring here can be volatile, but it had to go in on that day. I had that one day where my parents were visiting to watch Baby [...]

Being a New Parent

I was thinking about this as I woke up this morning so stick with me here. I often hear the term ‘new parent’ or ‘first-time parent’ given only to those who have just had their first child. I found myself wondering “When do we lose that honour?” I came to the conclusion today that we [...]

The Long Weekend

If it wasn’t for Monday, I would have begged for a do-over for the long weekend!First, Papa Bird had to work on Saturday and Sunday and then it poured from Friday to Sunday – and it was cold. I had a meeting with some colleagues, then the rest of the rainy days were spent visiting [...]

Renos Around the House

Papa Bird and I have been in our new place for a month now. The house has had a lot of upgrades, but there is still more to be done. On the inside of the house we want to replace all of our bathroom vanities. They are all clean looking, but they have an early [...]

Our Trip to Winnipeg

Last week I was on a hiatus of sorts – but you guys didn’t know it :) I’m sure some of you figured it out when your comments for giveaways took a day before showing up. Others may have noticed my daily posts became more like “a few a week” posts. Even others like Nadine [...]

I thought today would be a good day to talk gardening. The temperature here in Edmonton is hovering right around zero, and we are in the middle of a snow storm that would make regular snow storms cry.This past weekend though, it was beautiful in the yard and when Baby Bird went down for her [...]

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