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Time-Out Companion

I love timehop. It's an app that shows you posts from exactly one year ago, two years ago, etc from a variety of social media platforms. This photo came up yesterday: Original caption from two years ago: "Liliana is on a time-out for being mean to Preston. Preston retaliated by sitting beside her while they ... read more →

The Wilson Vehicle Curse

Let me take you to Wednesday before last. Noah was running an errand for work and the car started shaking uncontrollably. He hobbled back to work where the car sat until the next Wednesday when we finally dragged it, going 30km/h, to the auto shop. After the auto guys looked at it, they told us ... read more →

baby, it’s warm outside

It was 20°C on Saturday. It was my favourite day all year so far. I can't believe we were wearing t-shirts OUTSIDE. The most exciting things about the weekend, though, were these: MY TULIPS STARTED COMING UP and THERE ARE BUDS ON THE TREES. I'm beyond stoked. I love spring so, so much. It gives ... read more →

65 Ronan

Preston's buddy Ronan has Cystic Fibrosis. I swear they're hugging in the above photo and that Preston doesn't have him in a headlock. He's a hugger, my son. What is CF? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure. (Find out more here.) ... read more →

dwelling

I'm a dweller. I can't help it. I over-analyse things. I can't get away from the "what if"s. Every morning Kaylie goes out to the van to warm it up. It takes about 10 minutes, so the younger kids and I get ready during that time because it takes 10 minutes for two young children ... read more →