Skip to main content

Day 5: Vancouver BC

photocredit

Well, it seems that after our busy Saturday, we didn't take any other pictures, so you'll just have to do with the scenic ones from the internet coming up. Here is a view of Mt. Baker, a picture taken in Abbotsford. That's a small town/city/township? in the lower mainland where we stayed with some friends on Sunday. We went to their church The Bridge (can't find a link) in the morning, which met outside in a walnut orchard before having a small bbq with friends.
Unfortunately, that day was quite gloomy and even rained on us a bit both outside for the service and for lunch. The rain, though, was barely spit, and although it made it wet & cold, it wasn't as if we were standing in water or shivering, I just wished I had an extra coat.
It also pushed our bbq to inside, but the food was delicious. This whole trip, other than a few meals, were all supplied by friends or family which was so great, since I hate eating out for every meal while on vacation. Not only is that expensive, but it also doesn't make you feel good, either.
We were so thankful we had so many wonderful home made meals offered to us!
This day was also very relaxing, as we just sat around with a few friends and talked for hours. Toward the late evening, we packed up everything back into the truck and headed back to L & D's house for the rest of our duration in British Columbia.

Comments

affectioknit said…
I've loved all of your BC pictures - I have a dear friend from there - and these remind me of her...

Popular posts from this blog

How To: DIY Sand/Water Table

How To: Build A Sand/Water Table for Under $30!
Sorry this took me so long to blog, but I had to have a tool list and full instructions before I could do so.
A little history on my love for the sand/water table. I love the idea behind tools for tiny hands, i.e. the Montessori Method, and like to have Lukka 'figure things out for himself', even when he is playing. I try to have the most simple and basic toys available for 3 reasons: a) simple toys generally have less parts, which means less of a hassle for me
b) simple toys inspire way more creativity and imagination than do 'exact replica' toys
c) they are much more aesthetically pleasing to look at, therefore, not making every nook and cranny of our house an eyesore!
I know the last reason is just for me, but it's true. Plastic things don't generally last 1/2 as long as wooden or fabric toys, and they are unattractive. For this reason, I started to look for a wooden sand/water table as opposed to a plastic one …

The Rule of Threes

Costco aftermath
This is what my kitchen looks like for at least an hour after a Costco trip. I haul in everything after an exhausting journey through the busiest store (seemingly) in this country and I just can't do a dang thing more. For an hour. While I get a breather. And eat some obligatory reward chocolate. Eventually I'll get to those piles and everything will be put in it's proper place, but usually it stays like this for that necessary hour. 
                                                                          *** I don't think I'm alone in sensing that our culture has gone hog-wild with unrealistic expectations in just about every department, and I want to tell my friends, and anyone else who will listen, that we can only do so much in a day.  My husband once told me a friend of his pondered the busy-ness of our modern lives and said something to the effect of, "God gives us just enough time in the day to do only the things we need to do." …

17 in 2017 // What Happened? What Didn't?

one of Ani's goals: learning to bake!
This year was a great one--we did SO much as a family and I really think by setting up some 'Things to Do' with the kids in my goal list for 2017, we made them happen rather than thinking we could do them 'someday'. We traveled a lot in 2017; we hit every state on the West Coast including Alaska! We started our 6th year of homeschooling and went a bit rogue in a few subjects like Math. I started and finished a beloved book series with the kids. There were a few things that didn't happen because of circumstances, but almost everything else DID happen, and I'm proud of that! Intentions + action for the win! 

What Happened

*Learn to make pakora and butter chicken (crock pot): This might be cheating but a friend of mine sells Epicure spice blends and they just came out this past year with a pakora packet. It's healthy, fast, gluten-free, and delicious and I'm counting it! I also made the most delicious butter chicken…