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In my life this week… This last week had my mother in town for the Fall Wine Festival. We are in the Okanagan Valley and there are some very nice wineries here. As usual we did a bit of a …

Sylvia says:
Sounds like you all had a great time with Grandma! I love seeing your photos of... more
Christy says:
What a fun discovery that log must have been. And that’s a very cool... more
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Kris over at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers wrote a post “10 Clues You Might be a Homeschool Dad” from the point of view of a working dad homeschooler. I decided that I could write one from the point of view of …

Sylvia says:
Funny! I would love to hear all about the experiments you did as kid, but I... more
Sarah at SmallWorld says:
Oh–and the two homeschooling Dads I know are named Brooke and Chris, so... more
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In my life this week… Last weekend Margaret had a Cub camp up at a local lake. As always they had a lot of fun. We had some confusion over pickup time which led to mild concern about where Margaret …

Sylvia says:
You are brave to tackle that storage room and letting Philip use the power... more
Christy says:
It was a bit unnerving to see Philip with the circular saw. I’m still a... more
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In my life this week… This has been a very typical week for us with no extra activities. I figure that I will go over what our activities are. On Monday Ian has karate and the everyone has swimming lessons. …

Becca says:
With your schedule, I would need to make a day of no driving, too! And... more
Sylvia says:
I do so understand the need for a break from driving around town to various... more

Weekly Wrap up: Birthday Party

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In my life this week… Last Saturday we finally had a kids party for Margaret’s birthday. Her actually birthday was back in July. She decided to have it at the Y gym. They did a great job and they had …

 

Weekly Wrap up: Scout Camp

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In my life this week… The week started out with a Scout hiking/camping trip. They started on Saturday, hiked part of the way and then camped overnight with shelters they made themselves. In the morning they hiked the rest of …

 

Weekly Wrap up: Routine, What Routine?

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In my life this week… Our week started with our local Catholic Family Camp. Families from all over the diocese gather and camp for two nights. It is very well organized and we get to go to talks. There is …

 

Weekly Wrap up: Back to School

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In my life this week… Well school has started back for us at least. The public system is still out on strike and the rhetoric from both sides is pretty fierce. It is going to be a while. I feel …

 

Canadian Rocky Mountains: Day 8 Drive Home

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Our time is up and it is time for our drive home. It is only a six hour drive so we are in no hurry to get home. I find it is always different going home. Going there I want …

 

Canadian Rocky Mountains: Day 7 Banff

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This day was not part of our original plan for the trip. We decided to add two more days to the trip when my wife was able to get the extra days off work. It meant that we (I) planned …