Category Archives: traditions

the salmon run

  As we have done for years, the visit to see the salmon run, is a must. But I don’t think we’ve ever gone seen the salmon in shorts and t-shirts.  This year has been warm.  A warm fall.  We … Continue reading

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turning 12

This year, it was Siena’s turn to celebrate her birthday somewhere else besides home.  Overseas to be more specific. Lucas turned 6 when we were in India.  I also celebrated my birthday in India that year, and of course, if … Continue reading

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what summer is…

* running * splashing * happiness * freedom * water * smiles * laughter * movies * rivers * lakes * grass * blue * red * snow cones * picnics * ice creams * watermelons * avocado * wet … Continue reading

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getting ready

Yes, we are getting ready for the cooler days, that move us in a little more. Our summers are spent outside from breakfast to dinner and after that too.  Sometimes even before breakfast (which are not very early) we are outside … Continue reading

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nettle picking this year

Last month we went to pick nettles to our usual spot. It was a nice day this time. I wrote about our harvest last year here and the time before that also here. It had been raining, but that day was not. … Continue reading

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Critter Count 2014 : a spring tradition

For many years now, we’ve gone to the Critter Count event organized by Vancouver Water Resource Center.  I think we’ve been going for maybe 8, 9 years? Not sure.  I’ve lost track without my digital and online journaling.  But it’s been a … Continue reading

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As it has become, the tradition is to get together with our friends on Christmas Eve, and celebrate with a special meal, as I did growing up in Chile. Together, in family, with our dear friends. This year, even more … Continue reading

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