Friday, June 24, 2022

End of an era

Last week, Oliver graduated from elementary school. He was the last of our three boys there. I told him that he was at that school literally from birth- he was 2 days old when I had him with me, picking Alexander up from kindergarten. 

I know that Oliver is excited to graduate, excited to move on but, I have to admit, I am a little sentimental. Our school was good to our boys- many of the friends that both Alexander and Nicklas still have became their friends during elementary school. I wish the same for Oliver. 

It will be strange to send Oliver off to high school in the fall. Firstly, because it is high school... when the heck did that happen? Secondly, because it will be to another school, another building and another era.

Congrats, little man! We love you!

First day of kindergarten: you have come a long way!!! xox

Sunday, May 15, 2022


Today is Oliver's 12th birthday! He is getting ready to head to high school in the fall... What?!? Wait?!? When did that happen? Our baby is not such a baby anymore! 

Happy birthday, Ollie! We love you xox

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Warming the soul

Today, the sun was warm, the grass is turning green and we worked in the garden... that is heaven in my books. Our woodpecker appeared to be back and cleaning it's home after a winter away. It was nice to be able to look around the yard and envision colour coming back again. I could feel the sunshine and almost felt warm again. Welcome spring! 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

It has been a while...

I keep coming to my blog to write but then the tab stays open and I get tired even considering putting my thoughts together.... we started January on a 8/10 on the blah scale, which has quickly escalated to a clear 13/10. Looking back to my "welcome 2022" blog post, I can only say that- in just over 3 months- it didn't age well 😞

I will spare you all and save my rantings for in person nights with friends and wine (where you are always welcome to join) but just wanted to say "C'mon 2022- there is still time to get it together!" The current situation is so sad, brutal and frustrating. I realize that I only understand a very superficial layer of the current war between Russia and Ukraine but, looking at my almost 18 year old son and husband who would be expected to fight, my heart hurts for those touched by this unnecessary catastrophe.

Sending out hugs... we can all use some...

Tuesday, January 18, 2022


Today, our middle man turns 15. Our kind, gentle, football player, animal caretaker, funny, caring and loving boy... I can't believe how time flies but I know for sure how proud we are of the young man that you are becoming...

Happy birthday, Nicka! xox

Friday, January 7, 2022

Evening winter walk

If you have been on my blog for more than 5 minutes, you will have figured out that I am not a big fan of winter. I will let you in on a little secret... I almost like the holiday period where Christmas lights give a certain coziness to the dark evenings. After about mid January, the darkness definitely loses it's charm but, while the holiday lights are still appropriate, I almost enjoy it ;) Don't tell anyone ;)

So, while the holiday lights are still up and it still looks festive, I like to take evening walks. Soon, I will start to complain about winter again but, for the moment, I won't complain as much as usual ;)

Happy weekend xox

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy 2022!

Dear 2022,

I have big hopes for you... hopes that you will be nice and boring... and somewhat normal. I had hopes for 2021 and that didn't quite work out. We were fooled for a while but ended back in 2020 mode before the year end. 

2022, can we agree to start on a bad foot, with the promise that we will finally get out of this? Thanks, I knew that you would get it....

Happy New Year 💖