Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday!

We didn’t do a party this year because we figured it will be the last year we can get away with not having one. Even still, I feel exhausted. The day started before 7am with Phil telling me we should take the kids to IHOP for breakfast pancakes. Master N LOVES pancakes. I wasn’t terribly […]

Riverbend Ponds Natural Area

We’ve been to Riverbend Ponds twice now. Once with the kids and once without. It’s a nice easy hike with approximately 2-3 miles of trails depending on which you take. The trails take you past several ponds as well as along the river and through some wetlands. There’s a lot of opportunities for birdwatchers and […]

Small Post and a Small Shoot

I had a dream last night that I had a great idea for a blog post. I remember half waking up and thinking, “That’s great I should write this down now because it’s GOLD!” Of course I have no idea now what it was, but I was sure it was going to be fabulous. 🙂 […]

Running Deer Natural Area

We like to get outside when we can. I remember going on bushwalks as a kid, especially with my dad. He liked to find the local wildlife, usually reptilian, by looking under rocks and logs and in trees. I have a lot of memories of finding, and sometimes holding, snakes, lizards, frogs and tortoises. Even […]