• LIFE,  LIVING,  SASKATCHEWAN,  TRAVEL

    Saskatchewan’s Lighthouse | Cochin, Saskatchewan

    For my birthday last week my wish was to go on a little day trip and see a place in Saskatchewan that I’d never been. I chose Cochin, to see Saskatchewan’s only lighthouse. If you know anything about Saskatchewan, you know we are a land locked province, so the idea of a lighthouse is kind of . . . pointless. This one was built in the village of Cochin as a tourist attraction, and while it is nowhere near the ocean, it is right between two lakes; Jackfish Lake and Murray Lake. We were lucky that last Wednesday was also really the first warm day we’ve had here all year…

  • CALIFORNIA,  LIVING,  TRAVEL

    Traveling and Getting Some Rest

    Two weeks ago we were so blessed to have the opportunity to spend a few days in Anaheim, California (actually, we were technically in Garden Grove but who has ever heard of that place? We were pretty much a block from Anaheim and a few blocks from Orange County, roll with me here, blame my ignorance on the fact that I live in a province almost void of people, case in point: California has a higher population than all of Canada, have you seen how much land we have up here for so few people?). I admit, we were on the fence on whether or not it was actually going…

  • LIVING,  TRAVEL,  TRAVEL TIPS

    Seven Things to Think About When Becoming An Au Pair

    The above photo was taken at Lulworth Cove This fall marks the ten year anniversary from when I moved to England for a few months to be an au pair (just writing that is making me feel a little old). I made the move at the age of 18, just a few months out of high school, and while I am so glad I took the chance, there are some things I wish I would have thought through a little bit more (and some things I’ve heard from others), if you are one of those who are thinking about becoming an au pair abroad today I wanted to share a…

  • LIFE,  LIVING,  SASKATCHEWAN,  TRAVEL

    Candle Lake, Saskatchewan

    Last week went spent a few days up at Candle Lake (about a two hour drive north from where we live). We joined Jared’s parents, sister and brother-in-law and our nephew and two nieces and spent a couple days camping together. I hadn’t been at Candle since I was young, I’m pretty sure we stayed there for a night or two before my brother was born -so sometime before I turned seven. The cabin that we stayed in way back then is still standing and looks pretty run down but the lake itself is still beautiful. On Monday the weather was not very warm but nice enough for the kids…

  • LIVING,  SASKATCHEWAN,  TRAVEL

    Waskesiu {2013}

    Last year we all went up to Waskesiu for the weekend to celebrate my grandparents’ 50th anniversary and a couple Saturday’s ago we packed up the van (complete with our gluten-free food) and headed out to Waskesiu for another get together with my Dad’s side of the family. We left pouring rain but we could see blue skies in the distance and by the time we arrived in Waskesiu we were greeted with sunshine. I didn’t bring my camera along but did get a couple of shots from the day with my phone. This was my absolute favorite part of the day. Jared, Raeca, Delten, my Mom and I rented out these…

  • BRITISH COLUMBIA,  LIVING,  TRAVEL

    salmon arm, bc

    Here we go, the last photos of our trip! I’ve decided next time I go away I need to blog about it while I am there because it’s already been two months since we’ve been back! On the bright side, it is just as beautiful two months later as I remember it. Seriously, if you are ever in the Okanagan area I definitely recommend going to Salmon Arm. The day we got into Salmon Arm we checked out the Farm Market, Raeca loved it, that little girl would love living in the farm. Well, maybe, she liked looking at the animals but didn’t like it when they came close, even…