Category Archives: traditions

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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decorating the tree

Siena’s first ornament.  Now, eleven years old. Lucas’s first ornament, now eight years old. Our stockings ready to be hung. Something we all look forward to each year.  Looking back at old photos (I made a scrapbook of past Christmases) … Continue reading

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