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Happy weekend!

What are you up to this weekend? My dear friend Lindsay has been in town this week and I’ve soaked up every minute catching up with her. We miss her and her family so much! Jesse is coming back from … Continue reading

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Perspective: seeing your child through someone else’s eyes

Sometimes we need a bit of perspective. Claire is a wonderful kid, but she can also have quite the attitude. At times she frustrates me beyond belief, and I have to work REALLY hard not to respond in anger. (And I don’t … Continue reading

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Gone camping…

I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions, but this year, we’ve decided we need to go camping more often – a LOT more often. So this weekend we headed out of town, just the four of us, for a weekend … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Santa: we love scary Santa photos!

It’s that time of year, when we seek out Santa in shopping malls to take photos of our kids with the big man in red… You may remember when Claire was terrified of Santa a couple of years ago. In my … Continue reading

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5 Holiday Traditions that Have Become Our Family’s Favorites – Guest Blogging at Mums Village

Holidays are a time to create memories as a family, no matter what the tradition. I’m over at Mums Village today blogging about some special holiday traditions we’ve created for our family, like Easter at the beach and a Boxing Day safari! How … Continue reading

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Cape Town notebook

Our family recently took a 10 day trip to Cape Town, South Africa. We visited so many amazing places! Jesse’s boss is located in Cape Town, so he was working during the week. Touristing on my own with the kids … Continue reading

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Cooking with Nonnie: Porcupine Meatballs

Last summer we went to the US to visit family, and Claire really loved helping my mom with everything she could – gardening, cleaning, and especially cooking! My mom bought Claire her very own cookbook, and they decided to make … Continue reading

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A weekend in Naivasha: Lahai House

A few months ago, we spent a lovely weekend with friends at Lahai House on the north coast of Lake Naivasha. It was such a wonderful, relaxing weekend with good friends, good food, and plenty of good wine.

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Camping at Mount Suswa – reprise

A couple of years ago, we went camping at Mount Suswa with a group of friends.  Mount Suswa is a wonderfully remote extinct volcano in the Rift Valley, with spectacular views of its unique double-caldera .  We went back for a second trip … Continue reading

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Day trip: Mlango Farm

It is so nice to get out of the city once in a while and get some fresh air. This weekend we headed up to Mlango Farm with friends and family to pick some veggies, tour the farm, and enjoy lunch … Continue reading

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