― C.S. Lewis A little background, Zane and Amara met each other halfway through 2nd grade when they were 7 years old. Something between them just clicked and they’ve been best friends ever since. They are now 12. Amara’s Mom and I marvel at their friendship – they have a similar outlook on life, an innocence, … More “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
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
I simply love the creativity of kids. Also, anything can be made into a weapon, anything. Wolverine has always been my favourite X Man.
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
Fourth of July – Fireworks and Family Fun.
Lord of the Rings Risk.
Our Annual End of School Camping Trip, this year at Prineville Reservoir, was all about sky and water. So many gorgeous skies – clouds, colors, bald eagles, swallows flying, fish catching, sunsets.
Last day of elementary school for my oldest. Bittersweet. Excitement and dread. Proud and humble. Nothing really prepares me for the reality of these milestones, but they come and they come faster than I am ready for. Jude’s ready. He’s nervous, he’s excited, but he’s ready. Jude is a lot like me in many ways, … More Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 24