Yesterday, Carmen got a tree seedling from the Alberta Government to celebrate Alberta Forest Week. Today, we decided to plant the tree in our neighborhood. With it we placed a stick with the date and we survived the beast written… Continue Reading →

The First Anniversary

Today, I took some time to walk in the woods. I think I was looking for something, what I wasn’t sure. I came upon an area that was destroyed from the fire. And I walk a little closer and I… Continue Reading →

Caldo Verde

Caldo Verde is a popular soup in Portuguese cuisine. It consists of potatoes, kale, salt and olive oil. When I make my version I add onions, a little bit of minced garlic and of course some choirzo. Xavier and Miguel… Continue Reading →

Bohemian Waxwings

Outside my kitchen window is a large tree that always has birds hanging around. These guys come every year and clean the tree of it’s berries. Its awesome to watch and even more amazing to stand underneath them to hear… Continue Reading →


Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved. For the rest of your life. No matter what. I spent an afternoon with some beautiful families last weekend.

Hello Snow!

“When snow falls, nature listens.” – Antoinette Van Kleeff We had our first snowfall this week.

Colorful Autumn

“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awakened”-Raquel Franco I just happened to be driving by this morning and when I looked out my window the plane with the fall colors… Continue Reading →

This little guy!

My little guy is turning 5 in a few days. He is growing up so fast. He has a mind of his own, loves video games and Pokemon. He is my little cuddler and my sidekick. I am so lucky… Continue Reading →

Fall along the river

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall” – F. Scott Fitzgerald It’s a beautiful Fall day along the river.

Fall- the most beautiful time of year

We have this small park behind our house, it has some amazing little trees right now. I went out just to photograph the dog berry tree but shortly after my beauty joined me and we had a little bit of… Continue Reading →

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