Our Moving Company

Backing up a bit today to replay our recent move in slower motion…

1Grandad's Crocuses Easter weekend “Grandad”s Crocuses saw us off with just a small contingent of our possessions to head to Alberta and start work in hopes of also finding a place to call ‘home’.

We took the Kootenay Lake ferry to spare the heavy-laden old Toy a steep mountain pass…

2Here we Go...P11909542 Kootenay Ferry 2 Free Ferry

Yay for a free ferry!  (Too bad this idea couldn’t catch on back in Powell River.)

We spent Easter with the Calgary kids…

3Easter in Calgary3 Easter

before heading into Canmore (an hour’s drive) on Monday morning to our temporary lodging for the week…

4Canmore Hotel While Jim worked I scouted about…4Exploring

4Wait for it looking and waiting for the right doors to open in a tightly closed up housing market… We considered even just renting a residential room for the month at the tune of $1000!

…But then I saw it, on Day 2–

5 The Find!5 The Yard to be

A picture perfect suite with endless ‘yard’ space, far exceeding anything we had yet seen, and I thought of my city grandkids and how perfect this would be… and then it was only a matter of waiting to see if the property management’s vision concurred with our own!

How had this place not been snapped up sooner—we are confident God was holding it for us.  The timing of its availability was impeccable.  As we checked out of the hotel we were free to pick up keys for our new home on April 1!

All that remained was to fetch our trailer load of goods and get a moving crew ( :

Saturday was move-in day…

6 Welcome Home6 almost home


6 A place to drop the keys HOME!7 April 2

The moving crew…

7 The movers7 Cedrick7 Moving in7 The Moving Crew Time for treats and a rest…7 The Moving Crew roosting

8 Pooped!

And when all the boxes were in there was time to play the day away…8 At play8 Choo choo8 Spiderman!8Up in the air8 Dutch BlitzThe parents got time out in town while the kids and I went for a nature walk…

Elk droppings and spruce cones were the highlight!9 Nature Walk9 Nature in hand

I sent them home with pockets full (of cones!) in hopes of many nature walks to come, now that we live so near!

9Here with you at last

And Monday morning the sun came in to say ‘Good Morning’10 Morning Sunshine and we old folks shared a cup of tea before Jim went off to work in his new career as a Bicycle Mechanic in a town that thrives on bicycle use…

10 First Morning Tea April3

God has done great things for us.  Our hearts are full of wonder and joy.


“He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.” Ps.145:19

My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.  Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! Ps.34:2,3

Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! Ps.34:9

Snow, snow, don’t go away…

They say the snow will not be long with us…that spring thaw is coming to these parts.  I do not know; but I hope ‘they’ are wrong.  I hope the snow will keep on falling and blanketing the world with its pure beauty.


Christmas is past.


Easter is coming…


And in the meantime we are enjoying the snow.


It is not only a delight to the eyes


but it is just plain fun to play in!IMG_20160113_151639004

[This was my first tromp-about with snowshoes; I felt like a kid let loose in the snow!]





Well… It makes for some work too, but heh, it gives cause to get up in the morning!


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!



































Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps,  fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word! Ps.148:7,8

Snow Days—Sick Days—Birthdays…

It’s that time again—time for snow travel to celebrate birthdays and (unexpectedly) to endure sick days.  We haven’t caught the bug yet but we’ve had plenty of opportunity.

Got Winter?

If you haven’t  any winter of your own yet, please enjoy our latest Alberta bits—





(Animal Crossing)






……and here are the Alberta ‘babies’….



They just keep having birthdays to share…



Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.