Trees for Shauna

We wanted to surprise Shauna with some new trees for Mother’s Day. The trees surprised us instead: they arrived a day too early and we rushed over to pick them up on Saturday. The tree pickup was at the Organic Farming center in Guelph and everything smelled like compost. Devon …

Moose Fire Pit

The fire pit Devon and I scavenged from the side of the road was good while it lasted, but it only lasted one year. So this spring we splurged on a fancy moose fire pit and this week was the first week nice enough to try it out. The verdict: …

Spring Camping Trip

It hasn’t been the warmest spring, but we decided to take Devon camping at MacGregor Point anyway. We packed all our warmest sleeping backs and a small electric heater. We still froze overnight. The temperature dropped to 4 degrees by the lake, but it was worth it: Devon the whole …

Four!

Devon turned four this weekend. Such a big boy! Because he’s big enough now to start remembering trips, we decided to take him on a weekend adventure in Niagara Falls. Shauna and I discovered some neat hikes last time we were there and we wanted to share them with him. …

Car Care

It’s been a long winter for the cars too. The Cobalt started making terrible sounds, so Devon helped me change tires and …

Back to winter

We were wrong about that whole spring thing. We got maybe two full days of spring this year, but they were lovely …

Doggy Easter Egg Hunt

We took Ryder for her first Easter egg hunt. It was a blistery day but Devon was really excited to help her …

Spring, finally

The last weeks of winter wore us down. Just when we thought we made it through, we all came down with tummy …

Birthdays and Alligators

Shauna celebrated her birthday last week and we had a few get-togethers to celebrate. As always, Devon (whose birthday is not for …

First Ski Trip

Devon was pretty excited to go skiing. Shauna had her doubts. “Mom said I’m going to slip off the ski lift and …