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notes to the west coast

dear west coast of Canada, our time together is almost at an end. we’ve only got a few more days left, but i wanted to say thank you and write some little letters about all of my favourite things you’ve given us. dear beaches. thank you for all the time you gave me to sit with friends on sandy logs on cold winter mornings. thank you also for all of the dogs that i got to pet while visiting you…

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weekends are for…

Haaaaappy weekend my dudes! I have been looking forward to this all week. I’ve got a roast simmering away in the slow cooker, good tunes in my ears, and my Stranger Things t-shirt on. All is well. I’m a big fan of weekends. It’s both catch-up and relax time (mostly relax time, lets be real). So far, this weekend has been a great one and I even have another day left to enjoy. Lucky me. Went to our friends last…

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winter wonderland

IT SNOWED! It snooooowed! I am so excited you guys its not even funny. It finally feels like Christmas! And, because I am lucky enough to have a terrific job and a super cool boss who also loves Christmas and snow, we spent the morning listening to Christmas music and enjoying the winter wonderland that was campus. Everything was so quiet and still. It’s one of those moments where all you can do is breathe out a ‘wow’. The cold…

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stormy mornings are for…

I feel extra lucky and thankful today that I have mornings where I can get up slowly (wrestling the night guard out of my mouth not withstanding), enjoy some quiet moments, and spend time on a beach watching clouds roll in while I enjoy my coffee. I feel grateful today that I was afforded peace because of the courage of others. That I get to sit here, enjoying a day off and my biggest worry at this exact moment is…

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winds of change

Whew, what a whirlwind couple of weeks guys – and a couple more coming up. I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, but not long ago I was laying in our bed praying and praying and praying. I kept saying ‘I’m ready, I’m ready for something new. I’m ready for my next step. Lay it on me.’ And then something came up that I thought might be what I was waiting for, but there was a little…

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the storm that never was

So the storm of the decade was not the storm of the anything. It was like, a regular old wind storm. So a little less excitement than we all braced for, but it did make for some good waves watching. We kind of got the best of both worlds yesterday – it was rainy and windy enough to cozy up with a good cup of coffee in your favourite coffee shop, and when the sun poked out just a bit,…

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storm season

Well, our end of the island and the lower mainland are battening down the hatches as we speak. Word on the street is that we’re bracing for some of the worst storms this side of 1999! Three in a row, a triple threat if you will. I’m hoping by ‘triple threat’ they mean like Zac Efron in High School Musical, but I’ve been aggressively corrected because apparently it means that there’s going to be like… you know, damage and stuff.…

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on this episode of lake hunters

PREVIOUSLY ON LAKE HUNTERS: (there was no previously, I just wanted to follow through with the concept. But next time there will be a previously. Obviously. Anyways.) We went to a lake. Yeah a lake on an island, which for some reason throws people off, but a real actual lake, of which there are many. It took a little searching and a little walking and a little following of a path alarmingly titled ‘shock treatment’, but we made it and…

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impromptu date night

Hello ragtime gals (and other folk), and lets welcome myself back to the internet! I’ve been (relatively) unplugged, at least from the blogging world, for a little while. You know, soul searching etc. Kidding! Kind of. I spend so much time thinking about how much I want to blog, but then don’t do it. I think I put a lot of pressure on myself to have like, a certain kind of voice or style of blogging that I think everyone…

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