Monday, March 26, 2012

Camp Homewood - Quadra Island - Adoption Camp

Friday - Evening activities, games, fireside, mug up, reconnecting with old friends & making some amazing new ones......Camp is so GREAT !!

Saturday - Brilliant weather, super fun activities, great conversation.....I LOVE CAMP !!

  Sunday - Hanging at Rebecca Spit....I'm so Thankful for Camp !!!

*  If your in search of a great opportunity for your family, a opportunity for your adopted children to connect with other families that look similar to yours and a super supportive environment for yourself please contact Cathy....It would be great to meet you !

Pit Stop - Oyster Bay Rest Stop - Campbell River

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Home Learner's Group

Today was our first day having an official meeting spot.  We now have a publicish meeting room surrounded by green space.  Today we played indoors & brainstormed & then played outdoors....:)  We have so many great ideas and plans....I'm so thankful to have such a supportive group of ladies in my life to bounce around ideas with.  To lean on when thing are just plain challenging and to cheer me and my children on as we try to overcome those difficult moments....They're so Great !!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

My Ana's Champagne Birthday Dinner

 This year Ana decided to keep it small.  She invited our Sister missionaries & the Terry's to join us for birthday dinner & cake.  I whipped up her requested dinner....Meatloaf with BBQ sauce, smashed red skinned potatoes, broccoli, pickles & sliced cucumber to be served on Great Grandma Margret's china.  Ana & I have come to understand the hard way that she doesn't deal with the unknown well and that the anticipation anxiety just isn't worth it.  She is comforted by being involved & in knowing all the details.  This year she took it upon herself to search out some new gluten/dairy/soy/nut free carrot cake recipes that looked interesting.  We ended up going with the one she found in " the Cooking Light Gluten Free cookbook" that Aunty Cheryl & Uncle Josh had gifted us this past Christmas. We made just a couple of tweeks to the original recipe because we didn't have gluten free pudding mix.  It turned out great !

It seems crazy to me that she's already 10.  I can still so vividly recall bring her home from the hospital.  Happy Birthday my crazy girl.  I Love You very much !!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Missing the light......

We've been home for three days.  While we were in Whitehorse apparently the weather was quite ugly here at home.  Since being home it's been mostly sunny, but in my house it's still so dark.  One of the lovely things about our cabin at Sundog Retreat was the just flooded every room...:)  We couldn't help but just soak it up !

I can't wait until we can start working on the house....I have so many & skylights & a sun room Oh My !!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The McBride Museum & the Beringia Center

One of the plus's of schooling at home is the ability to travel when it suits your family not when the school schedules a " break".  While in Whitehorse we decided to visit both the local museums.  First on the list was the McBride Museum.......

second was the Beringia Center.......

I would highly recommend visiting both on your next visit to the Yukon !  I would also highly recommend finding a good tour guide...we were fortunate to have our Noah to show us around.  He's the smartest & sweetest young never know if you ask nicely he may be up for giving you a guided tour also...:))