A Year of Blogging

DSC00740It’s been a year since I published my first post on the Table and the Road. To be honest I haven’t been as consistent as I planned HOWEVER I am still here writing and THAT friends is worth celebrating. As I’ve mentioned before – I (along with many I am sure) don’t always keep on keeping on once I’ve started something. This I have and for that I am so pleased.

That said, with a new year of blogging comes, as with any new year, new resolve to write more, to learn more, to do this well.

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You at 21 Months

{I do apologize for the lengthy post but I want to capture these days fully before they fly by}DSC00634Bubs, you are such the little man.

You wake up every morning in our bed around 8:30, happily exclaiming “mama!” “dada!”, followed quickly by you lowering yourself off the edge of the bed (new this week!) and running to the next room declaring “whoa!” as you see something you think is pretty awesome.

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Making the Unfinished House Home

Have nothing in your house which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. – William Morris

I have dreams for decorating our little space. I love the feel, the brightness and simplicity of everything white and of natural materials like wood, plants, linens, stone…

We currently share a place with my brother-in-law. He has decorated the upstairs and it looks really lovely. Ours to decorate is our large bedroom and bathroom. We moved in almost 7 years ago and, how many know, life is full and, especially when it’s a room that most people never see, it tends to sit pretty low on the list of priorities.

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Camping in the Westy: Rolley Lake

DSC09630About a month ago we took our Westfalia camping for the first time, just overnight. We headed out to Rolley Lake to meet up with another couple that we knew through the VW community online. We’d met him only twice and her not at all, but seeing as we both have Westys and toddlers we figured we’d have enough to talk about. We got along so well; they are a great couple and their son is just adorable.

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The Fish Counter and an Impromptu Photo Shoot

20160505_120920On our days off, hubby, bubs, and I often pack up the Westfalia and drive out to Vancouver for the day. We spend our time walking countless city blocks or down pathways by the sea, stopping to eat, window shop, or to let James explore whatever beach or park we come across. Last week we headed out to Main Street for lunch at the Fish Counter. It was recommended to us by our good friends Duncan and Amy and has since become one of our go to’s.

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Ladies, This One is for You

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We all mother. Whether or not we have children of our own, I believe this is something that is ingrained deeply within us. Yes, mothering looks like changing diapers and waking at all hours of the night to feed a crying babe, and that is difficult and wonderful and should be celebrated, but it’s so much more than that. I see beautiful aspects of motherhood in every woman.

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On Prioritizing Rest

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I tend towards being task-oriented. I love to do lists and feeling like I’m getting things done. And life these days, friends, is full. The thing is, I don’t think it gets any less full as time goes on; more babies are born, kids grow up, new commitments are taken on, new challenges are faced. Before we know it we look up and time has just flown by without us noticing.

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