• Archive for January 2012

    Tender Mercies

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    ~ In a table top plot tender mercies rise in violet wonder ~


    Thursday, January 26, 2012


    Every Family has a different method of grocery shopping; you would think my main goal would be to simply purchase food. Not so my friends it is to KEEP LACHLAN AWAY from all stores! Seeing as we are thirty-five minutes to the closest Super-Store, a fifty minute drive from the Health food store and an hour to Costco, lopping Lachlan into travel and shopping, well let me just say our weekly grocery shopping brought out the ‘best in me’!  While living abroad we would shop and take a years’ worth of dry goods into one shipment. I learnt exactly what our families food needs were and decided to do the same thing here on Canadian soil in hopes of avoiding the shops as much as possible. I ordered a years’ worth of dry goods from a distributer that supplies health food stores. By buying bulk we cut our food costs which afforded room in our food budget to purchase our meats organic and local, in which we bought bulk bringing the meat cost down.  A couple times a month Roger and I buy the produce on our date night ultra-romantic, I know! I store all the bulk food in our basement and restock my small kitchen pantry when needed. It has been such a relief having all my foods on hand despite the fact that it is an eye sore and most people wonder at my sanity!


    Marriage on Wheels

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Summer rolled into my yard this week

    A year ago when we started talking of travel-trailering it

    I pictured a beach cottage on wheels
    Vintage Delights

    The love of my life and banker in this so called holiday venture went slightly cross-eyed at the mention of white-scuffed cabinetry and rose patterned linen

    Not only did he go crossed eyed but he ignored every idea I mentioned

    He was thinking 'no fuss - no frills' mountain cabin on wheels

    So I am giving up on my 'shabby' dreams (bellow pictures) and working on merging our two cottage/cabin dreams into

    One happy marriage on wheels.
    Lets see what I can come up with!

    Face of Perfection

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    Not wanting to leave our precious fourth out of last posts family photos
    (He was there warmly wrapped in my round belly)
    Now six weeks of perfection

    Captured Gold

    Saturday, January 21, 2012

    Early autumn brought a travelling photographer into our city

    She perfectly captured some family loving

    Now that gifts have been given and opened we can finally share these golden moments with you

    Visit talent on her pages


    Silent Epic

    Monday, January 16, 2012

    It had been six weeks since beauty fell from these northern skies.

    Brown lied stark across our land.

    Then a wish was blown frozen.

     A silent epic dazzling from a thousand limbs

    These crystals been the longing of my years on the equator

    Winter wisps my awed prayers away!