Sunsets in Los Cabos

To get a full picture, you can read about our decision to travel to Mexico for longer than a week in an all-inclusive resort and about our first days in Los Cabos. Last night we went to the surfer’s beach. While all 3 boys, big and small, were jumping in the waves and stuffing pockets with sand, I snapped about 50 photos of about 20 stages of sunset in Los Cabos within an hour. You will be grateful I am sharing only 4 or 5. It is a full moon and…
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First Days in Mexico

Hola from beautiful sunny Los Cabos, Mexico! It is +29C and never ending sunny forecast with a refreshing breeze (no need for AC – yay), and at home, in Vancouver, it is snowing. We made it here safe and sound, and are slowly adjusting to a new pace of life, which is completely weird compared to craziness at home, and I’m just popping in for an update. If you don’t know, we went to live in Mexico for a month. Life is short, make every day count. After…
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We Are Going to Mexico for a Month

I have been dreaming of writing this post since October, as soon as we booked our place. And here I am, sitting in my car at the hockey rink’s parking lot, on the last day of February, listening to cars passing by in a slush and thinking that in a week I will finally get away from snow, and will be falling asleep listening to waves. We had a horrendous winter full of snow in place of usual PNW rain, and I swear I will never complain of…
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Adult Vacation in Los Cabos

Last time me and Alex went on vacation by ourselves was Las Vegas in 2009 (being non-gamblers and haters of crowds that was probably the last time). When my mom offered to watch our kids this month we knew we had to just run with this opportunity of a decade (if not of a lifetime). Because when next or who else will watch the kids?! At first, we were planning to do a California road trip with the kids but then hockey tryouts got in a way. Thank…
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Hiking Artist Point at Mount Baker

This unforgettable experience was created in partnership with Curate snacks that have been deliciously fueling us along the way. We finally did it! Living only 1.5 hours away from Mount Baker, WA it took us 8 years to visit it. But I know we are not alone – life really gets in the way of enjoying the world around us. At the top we met a couple who lives 45 minutes away and it was their 1st time in 11 years. So, we are good, honey. We are good! We…
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Digital Detox at Mount Baker

This relaxing getaway in the woods of gorgeous PNW is kindly sponsored by Mt. Baker Lodging. Last weekend we have embarked on a short summer getaway in the woods adjacent to Mount Baker National Forest. Something we have never done before – staying in a log cabin in July. Without TV but WiFi. But who needs WiFi… Where mountain rivers flow… Logs warm you inside out… Marshmallows are roasted at night.

10 Ways to Relax with Kids in Osoyoos

I am here. I am alive. I haven’t disappeared. I just had a hell of a week. I am still recovering. I think it would be quite realistic to say that in summer I will be posting 2 posts a week. Last week anything that could go wrong with my body pretty much did. I had a bladder infection, stiff muscles from AC causing migraines, period and seasonal allergies. Seriously, could anything else happen to me all at once?! On top of that our oldest one’s ball hockey…
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Pizza, Bikes and Bellingham

On Friday, we loaded bikes and these two and off we went. Running away from house chores to create memories for when in nursing home. Bellingham, WA – have you ever been? We live an hour away across the border. For 7 years we used to visit strictly for shopping – cheap organic cheese & meat, clothing and booze. 2016 is a new era – Canadian $ sucks, I do not eat dairy, we don’t drink hard liquor and closets are bursting with stuff. In fact, so full that on Saturday we…
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Attending ShiftCon in Los Angeles

Have you ever been to Los Angeles?! Disneyland with kids does not count. We just returned from a 5 day trip attending ShiftCon conference – all about organic and non-GMO food, although it might not look like looking at the pictures. I swear I spent 2 days in an air conditioned hotel conference rooms eating kale and quinoa. By the way, Marriott Manhattan Beach was fantastic. Not cheap with Canadian $ exchange rate but we live only once, right?! Well, I know for sure I’m not a cat and am…
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Good Bye Summer: Long Beach, Reading List and Renos

I had a whirlwind of a summer! Oh boy, I can’t believe I survived! Especially August with endless Birthdays, trips and renos. We put in a pavers patio with pergola in the backyard, I redid kids’ bedrooms, updated laundry room. Kyle played ball hockey all month of June which was nuts since his team made it to playoffs and actually has won Gold. Also in June, I flew to Edmonton for a week for my mom’s kidney tumour surgery. That was insane but she will live and is doing well…
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