Winning the Game of…Marriage?

Armando left this morning for a two-day business trip.  He is the sweetest of husbands and left me these gifts to enjoy around the house: Armando is infamous for leaving papers around the house. Receipts from his business trips live in our home wherever they may fall, be it on the kitchen table, the living…

Houseboating on Sprout Lake

Three birthdays, a wedding and a surprise proposal…what a great summer weekend it was!  Throw in some s’mores, houseboating, swimming, games, drinks and time spent with friends well, it couldn’t get better than that. Seventeen of us got together and spent the last long weekend of the summer houseboating at Sprout Lake near Port Alberni on…

Port Moody’s Investigative Couch Reporter

So everything happens in three’s. This week I have been questioning where we live.  We chose an urban area in Port Moody, thinking we can live the city life outside of Vancouver.  But, our urban area is close to the beautiful British Columbia wilderness so when we saw three bears a block from our home…

Bears and Bears and Cougars, Oh My!

If you’ve followed my bear dilemma these last few days, you know that I’ve been a little stressed.  I live in Port Moody, BC.  It’s a city of 34,000 people and is part of the Greater Vancouver Area.  It is an absolutely beautiful, small city but I’m starting to get too scared to enjoy it…

Prairie Snow Memories

Whenever Armando sees snow, he’s like a little kid.  He can never pass a sheet of newly fallen snow without stomping his feet in it, making his mark on the smooth surface.  But then again, he never grew up with snow, living in southern Mexico.  Snow is still a novelty to him.  Me, on the…

The Sweetest Liar

Armando is at it again…lying to me. When I do a grocery store run, Armando often yells out to me as I’m walking out the door, “Buy me a treat!”.  And when I come back, I always have something for him.  So the other day when Armando was leaving to pick up some things we…