Category Archives: Family Life

Importing our Bongo Friendee Camper Van from Japan

With two kids now – getting out of the house for adventures has become a bit more challenging…more people, more stuff, more time, more crazy! I was brainstorming ways to make it easier for us to get out…and so I asked Cam what he thought about a camper van. We had considered one a few…

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A Birthday Portrait – Clio Magnolia

Every year, I try to create some kind of portrait of my children on their birthdays. I never really have a plan for it – I just go with the flow of the day and see what happens. This year, we were spending the weekend in Qualicum with family (read more about those adventures here!),…

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Adventures in Qualicum Beach

This past weekend was Clio’s birthday…and it also happened to be a long weekend – so we ventured off to Qualicum Beach with the family for a little get-away. I have a habit of getting overly excited about adventure weekends…and I want to bring EVERYTHING! Bikes, boats, climbing gear…everything! But, because I’m learning that when…

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Family Canoe Trip – The training begins!

We’re joining some friends in the Kootenays this summer for a 4 day canoe trip with the kids. A family canoe trip with a 2 year old and an almost 6 year old is ambitious…and has real “gong-show” potential…so we thought it would be a good idea to do some training. Last summer, Clio wanted…

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Ski Camping – A Crazy Family Adventure?

Ever since moving to Vancouver Island 3 years ago – I’ve daydreamed about ski camping. I wondered if I was crazy thinking up such wild family adventures…especially with a 5 1/2 year old and an almost 2 year old. You see, ski camping with young kids could really only happen if weather conditions were perfect….

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