Here comes the sun…

Here comes the sun!! I mean that both figuratively AND literally; after months of mostly being stuck in the -30 to -45 Celsius region (for my friends elsewhere, that is about -22 F to -49 F…yeah, I’m dead serious), this weekend we finally felt the strong warmth of the sun as we hit -7 today!!!… Continue reading Here comes the sun…

The Only Way Out is Through…

Picture this: a group of kindergartners at a birthday party are getting set to play a rousing round of musical chairs. Snacks, goodies, and juice or pop have all been rapidly consumed, and the cake was absolutely delish!! They’ve been laughing and running around for a good hour already, having an absolute blast! Giggles &… Continue reading The Only Way Out is Through…

Be Lacey.

Today, as I do each week, I sat down to focus on my “52 lists project” journal. Cody & Scott were gone for a few hours to a birthday party, Lydia was asleep, and Evy (though still playing & chattering away) was happy in his crib. I decided to give myself a little “oasis” in… Continue reading Be Lacey.

And now for something new…

Since this episode in our lives began in August, I have learned something key about myself: if the caller ID on my phone displays that it is one of the specialists offices calling, or the clinic here in town, HSC (Health Sciences Center, the big hospital in Winnipeg where most of his specialists are located)… Continue reading And now for something new…

Thank you, Gretchen Rubin: Part 2

After I promised you a more lighthearted post today, and then promptly buried you in heavy details of the last 1.5 years of my life, (surprise!) you’re probably wondering where I’m headed with this! And also, how the heck does the name “Gretchen Rubin” come in to play? Well, let’s get to the happiness! I… Continue reading Thank you, Gretchen Rubin: Part 2

Happy Children, Happy Life

You know that saying “Happy Wife, Happy Life”? (Of course you do) Although that’s often true, I actually think I need to amend that rule for our home–I think it ought to go “Happy Children, Happy Life”. I had a very hard week emotionally. Everything just felt dark, and heavy. It was as if there… Continue reading Happy Children, Happy Life