Sunday, November 10, 2013

Embracing Fall!

Once again, a whole lot of time has passed since my last post! We're well into fall and it's starting to feel like winter! Dreaming of Hawaii, but working on embracing the cold, dark days in the Northwest!!
We are enjoying living in the Comox Valley and settling into life there. We have a lovely rental place until spring and feel grateful for a warm, cozy place to call home. The kids are enjoying activities that we've been too transient to participate in until now! Gymnastics is the highlight of the week for all of them and we're enjoying a weekly swim with the homelearning group. We are meeting new people, making new friends, and enjoying time with old friends.

Our lovely home for 6 months.
A visit to the pumpkin patch. The kids loved carving pumpkins... first time for Bella and Thor!

Beautiful sunsets at the ocean nearby!
Fun with friends and fire at the ocean. Ocean potlucks with friends at the beach... anytime of year.... awesome!
At the Comox Harbour
We celebrated Zara's birthday with a weekend in Victoria. We love that city! We enjoyed some of the tourist sights, walking around the inner harbour, the museum, the Imax and our favorite restaurant of all time, Rebar!

The birthday girl with her favorite kind of cake!


Our time in Victoria was wonderful and the weather was equally so! Blue sky and sunshine both days! Bliss!
The Comox Valley is full of parks! I've never been in a place with so many parks and playgrounds and green spaces. It's amazing! We spent lots of time at the parks this fall, soaking up the sunshine and blue skies!
At this moment we are in Kelowna for a week. We came up to help out my mom after she had foot surgery. She can't weight bear on that foot for two weeks, so getting around is pretty challenging! I'm so glad we're here to make sure she gets good food and good care!
We're enjoying time with friends and family while in Kelowna. The kids had a fun afternoon last week dressing up with their cousins! Love the rainbow!
I've been busy sewing as I'm doing a craft show with my sister Leah next weekend. We'll spend a few days in Vancouver doing city things before the show, then head back to the Island.
Time to settle into winter. We're lighting the candles, putting up fairy lights, keeping the fire stoked, doing puzzles, and enjoying some down time! Life is good!