Monday, 14 January 2019

Ray of Light

The sun was amazing that afternoon back in August. It was so bright and golden like it was trying to illuminate the very thing we were supposed to see. The yellow rays spread out across tips of trees, lawns and streets and a certain for sale sign in the distance. Embraced by the light we couldn't help but feel like this was a welcome to this town. That for sale sign has waited all this time just for us and this was where we were supposed to be.

Bigger World

Love this picture of Jax looking out onto the world. He is three and his world is still small but it's about to get bigger as he and his brother Brandon make the move with us. I wonder how that will be for them. What they will think of it? Their world will be turned upside down. I know they are not the first little kids to move homes or even across country but still hope they will not be too homesick. At first that's bound to happen. They will miss their old home and old friends but the beauty of life is they will make the new house a home and make new friends along the way and everything will be right with the world again, though it will become a little bit bigger.


Just a cute picture of Maya. Got one of her selfies. She tried to look grown up and serious here but the kitty cat stickers give her away. Most of the time though she is not serious. Maya likes to smile and everything is funny to her. It's rare to be talking to her seriously about something but maybe in a couple more years that will be possible however smiling through life is not a bad way to go.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Mom's Carrot Cake

Here is my mom's Carrot Cake that she baked the other day. We just happened to come by at the right time when she was putting this cake together. She is a great baker and this cake was delicious. She usually bakes many different varieties at Christmas time and other occasions. I have many favorites. I've tried some baking but just doesn't seem to turn out as well. I will have to keep trying. Maybe in the future I will have more time to experiment and get that perfect cookie or cake. In the meantime I will keep up with mom's baking.

Translation:  2 cups flour/ 2 tsp baking powder/ 1.5 tsp baking soda/ 1.5 tsp salt
2 cups grated carrots/ 1.5 cups sugar/ 1 cup crushed pineapple
1 tsp cinnamon/ 1/2 cup sliced walnuts/ 1 cup Mazola oil/ 4 eggs
Mix eggs with sugar well, add oil and flour, mix in all other dry ingredients, 
then add pineapple and carrots. Flour the pan then pour the batter. 
Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

A Little Bit This Way

When we were in St Stephen we explored the downtown area where there were some small shops, banks and restaurants then we headed the other way looking for a drug store. Everything is a little bit this way and a little that way. The community center with a pool and ice rink is in between which was only about five minutes from where we are going to live. The drug store was down the street and up a bit. We passed the Harron Collective which I didn't know then but I looked it up, is a Tattoo shop, I wonder if there is a first tattoo in my future to go with my new exciting life, haha. We also passed St Stephen Inn, a little bit larger place to stay, so yes, there are at least two Inns in St Stephen, the little border town on the river, and then we came up to the Guardian Drugstore. In that area is a souvenir shop and some other small stores. So here you go, a bit more on our new hometown.


Hopefully in a few weeks we'll see some signs of life. Probably pushing it a little. It was a very cold day today and I'm sure there are many more to come before nature re-awakens.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

A Little Memory

I know this is kind of random but I happened upon these photos of my husband and I when we were very young, living in different places at the time with no inkling that we would ever meet, much less live our lives together in matrimonial bliss. These photos are so similar. We are both cuddling a puppy dog which were not our own but we still loved. Charlie was in Vancouver, BC back then and I was still in Croatia. On the back of my photo it says the puppy's name was Bobby.