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
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
My Zane. He is so different from me in many ways. He’s a puzzle to me at times and yet he inspires me so much every day. He is passionate, joyful, so very present, he cares little about what others think of him as long as he is doing what he loves. He will talk … More Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 23
Jude went to Outdoor School at Camp Tamarack which is a 5th grade rite of passage. I got to tag along as a parent chaperone. It was a great experience for Jude and he loved it and said his least favourite part was having to leave. The staff and volunteers do such an amazing job of … More Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 22