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To the Motherland… and Beyond!

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My husband and I are both second generation Canadians, with all four of our parents originating in the Netherlands. Neither of us have ever been to visit, though both of us have always wanted to make the trip someday.  This past fall, two of our most dear friends packed up their worldly possessions and moved to Rotterdam for no fewer ... Read More »

One Week Water Challenge #DrinkYourWater

One Week Water Challenge #DrinkYourWater

I am so bad about drinking water. I go for a few weeks of getting my 8 glasses a day, then I get sick of it and drink next to nothing. By bedtime, it’s possible that I’ve only drank a cup or two of coffee, and the milk with my cereal. Isn’t that horrible?!! Imagine how dehydrated I’m getting. And ... Read More »

Why I Love My Fitbit #FavouritesFriday

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I am constantly trying to make better choices in my lifestyle – whether it is drinking more water, or being more active.  I find that anything that challenges me, really helps me meet my goals.  That’s why I wanted to get a Fitbit last summer – to track my steps, and encourage me to increase my physical activity level.  About ... Read More »

Be Still and Know

The last 6 months has been a little ‘up in the air’ for our family. Every decision that we made, starting in November, was made with the preface, “If Brian gets into grad school…” If Brian gets into grad school, we’re going to have to move or store any of these Christmas presents that we buy for the kids… do we really want ... Read More »

Fun Family Features on Netflix #streamteam

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So apparently having four kids is a “big family,” according to most of society. And the fact that they are all boys  - wow, I must really have my hands full! I don’t mind all the comments. A big family is what I grew up with, and I love it. It is busy, noisy, messy, and definitely never boring. Our boys ... Read More »

CAA to the Rescue! (…it had nothing to do with my car…)

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Funny story.  There’s a store in Hamilton called “Farmer Al’s.” It’s known for bulk meat & butcher’s cuts at cheap prices (but I’d check the exp date on dry goods before you check out…). It’s also a 20 minute drive from our house. I usually make the trek out to the far east mountain about once every three months for ... Read More »