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A Morning Walk

I love walking my daughter to school. It’s a morning ritual for us – get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, walk to school. Every weekday. And on the days that daddy isn’t home, little brother comes along too, tucked in cozily in the big double stroller, usually with a favourite toy clutched in his hands. Rain or shine, through snow and wind, we walk. Every day.

And these are my favourite things about this morning walk.

Friday Favourites

A fresh cup of tea in a travel mug, and my fuzzy, warm Olympic mittens. The mittens need a date with my de-fuzzer, but they’re as cozy and warm as they were on the day I bought them. I love them so much. And the tea? This morning it’s Market Spice, a lovely black tea with a spicy undertone, sweetened with just a smidge of honey.

Friday Favourites

A girl who is so happy to go to school every day, she literally races me the entire way. “Last one to the corner is a rotten egg!” is something I hear frequently, usually yelled over her shoulder as she takes off at a full sprint. I can only hope that she continues to love school this much as she grows older.

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And a boy who is happy to just go along for the ride, even on chilly mornings, tucked in with a warm blanket {and his favourite toy car, which is under the blanket to keep warm, of course!}

Every so often I get a reality check out of nowhere. It might be something I overhear in passing, something I see… this time, it was something I read. I’m in the middle of reading 419 by Will Ferguson {and it’s a really good book so far, I recommend it!}, and there’s a part in there where one of the characters, a writer, is pondering biographies, the stories of lives, and how they are indexed by their achievements and accomplishments, and not by what truly defined their lives – their hopes, dreams, memories, regrets.

And then this morning, I was surfing my favourite blogs while the kids were eating breakfast, and came across this entry on a friend’s blog: Good Times. And it struck me: every day I go through the same motions, the same rituals. And how much do I appreciate the little things, the things that make me smile, the things that truly define my life? I am so much more than a series of accomplishments {or failures}, titles and descriptions that would index my life neatly. And I want to share those things that make me a real person, and not just be a collection of recipes on the internet. So every so often, I’m going to try to step back, and document some of my favourite things, some of the little things, and appreciate what I have. Starting today.

friday favorite things | finding joy

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In Photos: Trip Highlights, Food Edition

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I took an awful lot of photos on our recent trip to White Rock. And because I had just so many photos I wanted to share, I decided to split them into food and non-food photos. Saturday’s share was the non-food family stuff, and this post is the best of the delicious things that I ate on vacation. So, so many delicious things!

Sho Chiku Sushi

Sushi night out with my husband. Obligatory menu shot.

Sho Chiku Sushi

Delicious, delicious rolls. From the top left: Tango Mango, French Kiss, and Crazy Roll.

Sho Chiku Sushi

More delicious rolls. From the top left (back): Akai, Jungle, and Fried Onion Crunch. The Jungle roll had deep-fried banana inside, and banana on top. BANANA! And it was amazing.

Moby Dick

Our absolute favourite place for fish & chips!

Moby Dick

Deep fried deliciousness. We ordered a 3 piece fish & chips plate to share between us & the kids, and we got four pieces. Mmmmm.

Moby Dick

This is outside at 1pm on a weekday afternoon. There was a 20-minute wait. I’m tellin’ ya, the food is worth it.

Jimmy Flynn's

Lamb & fried onion poutine at Jimmy Flynn’s Celtic Snug. Heaven on potatoes.

Jimmy Flynn's

Deep fried brie. There are no adequate words to describe this.

Jimmy Flynn's

A giant yorkie stuffed with roast beef and slathered in gravy. Sweet, sweet gravy.

So much good food crammed into just one week! I think now I get to eat salad for a month to make up for all that pure indulgence.

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In Photos: Freedom!

Yesterday was a Very Big Day for my little girl. After all if her medical drama, she had her end-of-treatment follow-ups with Infectious Disease and Orthopedics at Alberta Children’s Hospital. And it’s all over – she is free! The PICC line came out, and she is fully and completely discharged from the care of both departments. Hallelujah! I may yet blog about how I feel about all of this, but I am still processing it all. In the meantime, here is how it all went down, in photos.

In the car and ready to go!

In the car and ready to go!

And we're off!

And we’re off!

Silly girl in the back seat.

Silly girl in the back seat.

Here we are! Hopefully the last visit ever.

Here we are! Hopefully the last visit ever.

Walking into the Infectious Disease clinic.

Walking into the Infectious Disease clinic.

A unicorn in the waiting room.

A unicorn in the waiting room.

Silly!

Silly!

Waiting for the doctor.

Waiting for the doctor.

Nervous.

Nervous.

Look! It's gone!

Look! It’s gone!

Waiting in Orthopedics. Check out the stylin' shorts.

Waiting in Orthopedics. Check out the stylin’ shorts.

Still waiting. Thank god for Angry Birds.

Still waiting. Thank god for Angry Birds.

Freedom!

Freedom!

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