elf man: Santa’s little helper
family life

elf man: Santa’s little helper

Is Elf real? Is he not? Our ten year old emphatically declares: “Mom, he’s still got his “Made in China” tags–he’s not real!” But still. Maybe he is. How can mom, who moves the little fella every time the youngest is out of the room, believe he might be real? He’s reporting to Santa, the … Continue reading

what I learned last year, a day in the life of me
homeschool

what I learned last year, a day in the life of me

When you come for a visit at my home, I am sure to flip the switch on my Gaggia and serve up a dry foam 8 oz non fat “Abruzzo” cappuccino. But if you prefer tea, I have most varieties covered, messily tossed in a green metal tin. So grab your mug and let’s chat. What have … Continue reading

family life

things I didn’t expect to do this summer

1. Visiting a winery with the kiddos… I have always wanted to do a wine tour through this part of the world. British Columbia is known for its tasty grapes. Since my hubby was working, I wandered up the road to BC’s northernmost winery, Celista. Swirl, sniff and swish, and down the hatch, these whites were … Continue reading