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Getting Ready

The weather was gorgeous last week, so we fetched our spring gear from the closet. Devon found his favourite alligator shoes and proceeded to spread fresh terror throughout the house. The car needed new rubber too. We spent an afternoon swapping out the winter tires, probably way too early in …

What a week!

Our furnace broke almost as soon as we got out of hospital a few days ago after Devon’s diagnosis with diabetes. And last night, Ryder suddenly started vomiting and having violent, bloody diarrhea. Early in the morning, in extreme pain, she crawled under the lilac bush where we buried Malley …

RESP Goals! (mid-year update)

Group RESPs are receiving extensive news coverage again for all the wrong reasons. We considered group RESPs when Devon was born and …

Puppy Surgery

Ryder has been growing fatty tumors on her belly for a few years now, but this summer they finally got big enough …

Yard Snacks

Despite the fierce drought, it’s been a great year for yard snacks. Our raspberry patch invaded half the yard and not even …

Getting Ready for the Trade War

“What a terrible week!” We say this often to ourselves, but it’s always a surprise how much worse things can get. On …

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 …

Spring, finally

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

Shark Attack! Send Help!

Devon has turned his new big-boy bed into a ship. He’s the captain (and a pirate) and fights sharks on the open …