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Monday, February 17, 2014

Bye Bye Berty

We had so much fun with Uncle Berty while he was here. He helped out so much and I really would have been lost without him. Jon just got back on Saturday night and he hasn't stopped moving since. I guess Bert and I didn't organize and clean up to his standards, whoops :p. I mean it was nice out pretty much the entire time Bert was here so we had to explore a little bit. Willow and I have now seen more beaches and trails than Jon so we will have to show him around after we finish organizing. 

The thought of moving again within the year exhausts me. NO we are not moving far, we are currently in a parks house and are looking to get our own place. :) 

The Backyardigans

My favourite times of the day around here are definitely dawn & dusk. The lighting over the water is so dreamy and the seals & birds are very active. We went out back the other night and the seals were on a feeding frenzy. The poor seals have to gobble down their fish so fast as the seagulls and eagles swoop down and try to steal the fish right out of their mouths. It's a constant battle.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Beets Carrots Apples Ginger Lemon

I am a huge fan of this juice, it is definitely a favourite of mine.

Ginger ~ 2 Beets ~ 1 Lemon ~ 3 Carrots ~ 2 Apples

Saturday, February 8, 2014

West Coast Update

So I think it's safe to say that my house is 75% unpacked, yeehaaaawwww!!! I am feeling a little bit more settled which feels pretty darn good. J is still away on training so his brother Berty bear has been such a great helper with EVERYTHING. He calls himself the substitute dad and I am impressed by his mad skills. I am however unimpressed by his lack of substitute husband skills, I mean, where are my neck rubs and tickle backs? Everytime I suggest either of these his eyes couldn't roll back further into his head. He has gone on tea and chocolate runs for me so I suppose he deserves a mention for that.

I have already started my job as a preschool teacher in town here. I am loving it so far. I have such a great group of kiddos who are so eager to learn. It really doesn't feel like work. Willow goes to the daycare next door and she squeals with glee when we pull into the parking lot. The teachers at daycare say that she has really opened up this past week and wants to copy all of the big girls, so sweet.

Maybe this is premature but I can honestly say that I have fallen in love with this place. We are surrounded by nature, the coast is stunning, the mountains are majestic and the people are unreal. It seems to be such a wonderful place to raise a family. It is very community orientated, every Thursday they offer a free lunch for the community to come meet up and chat about their week. I thought at the beginning it was a food bank type thing but, nope. An amazing chef, cooks up a storm for anyone to come and enjoy. Such a great idea.

I don't know if any of you are familiar with a program called Strong Start? Willow and I went for our first time last week. It is put on by the province and it's a free drop-in program for children 0-5 years and their caregivers to go and play and socialize. They provide coffee & tea for the caregivers and snacks for the kiddos. The kids are free to play, touch, read & explore with anything throughout the room. We both had so much fun and can't wait to go back again next week.

Our home is surrounded by bald eagles. The two that come back everyday in the same spot I have named Sally Jesse Raphael & Maury. The juvenile eagle is named Bronx. The Heron that hangs out on a log by the dock is named Tamari. And there are just too many seals to name. Maybe one day I will recognize one, but probably not. I love love love watching the seals hunt and play but they are awfully noisy at all hours. Willow is finally sleeping through the sounds but sometimes they wake me. I mean there are other things to complain about other than being neighbours with the sea and some of it's cute inhabitants.

I have way too many pictures to share but I am still not familiar with my new computer just yet. Soooo you'll have to wait a teeny bit, don't let the anticipation mess up with your lives.