2021 feels like a bit of a blur, it went fast! While the continued pandemic is frustrating and difficult, we are so thankful for many things. Time with family, time with friends, technology that connects us socially, spiritually, educationally, and professionally. We are very settled into our weekly routines in a good way. Weekly Games … More Blackett 2021 Year in Review
Time, experience, tragedy, pain, anxiety, fear, disappointment…These things can strip away our defenses, they can crack our masks, they can age us, they can expose parts of us that we might want to hide. We fear that scratching our carefully curated surfaces will reveal ugliness, shame, and darkness. Often we are shocked to discover that … More There’s a Crack in Everything – Recent Sculpture
I know everyone is saying it, but What a Year, eh?! There were triumphs and tragedies, peace and panic, rest and rage. Like everyone, so many plans were canceled or changed. We “pivoted”, we figured things out, we worked on finding joy and staying thankful. Global, National, and Local issues were heavy on our mind … More Blackett 2020 Year in Review
London – Day 5 – July 14, 2019 Headed off to Tower Hamlets Community Church. This is the church that Colin and I attended when we were dating and after we were married. Our friend, Tony Udin, from YWAM and his wife Anni are the pastors. It’s a great, multi-cultural, community-focused church and it was … More London – Day 5 – Sunday in the City
London – Day 4 – July 13, 2019 We all slept through the night. It was amazing! Didn’t start the day until 10 am – breakfast at Gregg’s – no more of this neglecting breakfast business! We headed off to Whitechapel. This was a big nostalgia day! We wandered through the market and I bought … More London – Day 4 – Old Stomping Grounds
We went to the coast a few weeks ago while Colin’s Mum was here from New Zealand and had a lovely time. Below are a couple of my journal entries from our time there talking about one of my favourite memories from the Summer. Journal Entry – Wednesday, August 22, 2018 There’s something magical about … More Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 33
Karate on the beach. The boys were so cold at sunset from playing in the water that they had a hard time making fists and keeping their fingers together for knife hands. They had the best time though and I love to see them doing karate in different settings. After all, dojo is everywhere!
Weather-wise, I have to say that Summer is my least favourite season. Bugs, spiders, being hot, these are a few of my least favourite things. However, one thing that I do love about Summer is that my boys are home and we have a more relaxed pace of life and more time together. This Summer … More Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 31
Colin didn’t particularly want me to post pictures of his rank test, but he reluctantly gave his permission to post a few. Rank tests are, shall we say, interesting. We were talking about them and, try as you may, they aren’t often about perfect form or the absolute best stances, though that is what we … More Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 29
When a chance meeting at Costco turns into a wonderful, memorable, joy-filled playdate.