Sunday, November 24, 2013

la la la

A mellow Sunday evening made even more relaxing with the inclusion of the smooth vocals of Laura Veirs and fair trade hot cocoa.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Yuri would call this video incredibly "hipster" but it reminds me of Nelson and makes me deeply homesick for BC. I happened to see Dan Mangan (the singer with the tambourine) perform live on a warm, sun splattered July day when I was home for a summer holiday. I sat on the grass listening to his music and dreamed of a life full of travel and adventure. I thought that if I could only explore the world I would finally understand my part in it. Two degrees, a husband, and several years have occurred since. I feel somewhat more accomplished, but still just as perplexed. Particularly in regards to the ever pondered question: "But where to live?"

Tonight, I pick the mountains.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Some Autumn Photos...

 Chloe entertains with her amazing musical talent

 I entertain with my, well, non musical talent

 A lil' Thanksgiving feast

 A precious moment

 A Thanksgiving bake off with my worthy opponent

 So sweet...

 So crazy...

 So happy...

 So grumpy...

 So innocent...

 So proud...

 So carefree...

 So helpful...

 So cold...Finally!

 Going on an adventure!

 Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau
Fun Family Fotos

Monday, November 04, 2013


There is something strikingly grey and melancholic about the month of November. Earlier now, the days are getting dark. Tonight as I left work, snowflakes swirled about me in anxious haste. My nose is in a constant state of cold and I still don't have my winter tires on.

I recommend Jordan Klassen's latest album "Repentance" as heart warming reprieve from these cold days. I also recommend a grey cat and a fire place.

"With your hand in my hand, go to me"

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Last week

While Yuri was in a very exciting work related conference last week, I decided I would go along and keep him company. It doesn't hurt that it was located in our Nation's capital city, the lovely city of Ottawa. An abundance of lattes were drunk.

                                                         I am a girl of simple pleasures.