Tuesday, 17 January 2017

3/52

"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: Sporting another one of his Dad's old shirts. He's loving having some very different options to chose from that no one else has. Seems so crazy to me. He also fits his Dad's shoes so his choices are endless. 

Lily: Finally getting to the end of the latest The Land of Stories book An Author's Odyssey that she started in the summer. She quit reading it when she picked up Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. I'm so glad she likes to escape in a book.


Sunday, 8 January 2017

2/52


"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson & Lily: The icy temperatures here mean some of the local and not so local lakes have frozen over. This thrills the kids, particularly Jackson who has dreamed of skating and playing hockey outside since he was very small. He skated afterschool one day on a local lake and this weekend we traveled 10km up a logging road to find snow and another frozen lake. I'm so happy for my boy. He's hopeful this cold will continue so he can return and play some more. Fingers crossed. 

Linking with Living Arrows


Saturday, 7 January 2017

Nature Loving - Winter Walks


Sometimes, very often actually, I think I live in paradise. My sweet little corner of the world is so naturally beautiful and lately it's been putting on a pretty spectacular show. Icy cold but clear weather has brought with it the most brilliant of blue skies. We can't walk far into the woods without meeting a friendly squirrel, seeing different birds or hearing a raven call. Eagles soar overhead as dolphins surface again and again out front in the Straight. If you are near the Mill, the sound of the it is easily dulled by the Sea Lions barking up a storm. I've yet to catch the whales but lots of friends have and posted pics on FB and IG. Land and sea are alive with things to see. Winter walks can't be beat as Powell River's front and back yards really are special. I love where I live and am so grateful. 

 Linking up with Pierced Wonderings & Through my Lens

Monday, 2 January 2017

1/52


"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: Looking so much older than his 13 years. I think I've said that a few times before. I'm glad he's still a good sport for my camera. He spent his first New Years without us at a friend's house and admittedly it hurt my heart to let him go. 

Lily: My girl rang in the New Year with us at a good friend's house. At midnight everyone went outside with noise makers and sparklers. Lily stood and yelled "Happy New Year" at the top of her lungs over and over again so that everyone in the neighbourhood could hear. She was thrilled to welcome 2017. 

Thank you for hosting again this year Donna.