Flying North to meet the new one ( :

Just two and a half months overdue, it was time for me to fly…

and meet baby Tiffany and try to catch up with her big sister, Alexis who is a very busy little somebody!

Record-breaking snowfall accompanied my visit!

It makes for a much-coveted and refreshing snack!

When it was time to go, we almost found a way for Lexi to come along…

But who would be left to entertain the baby?



“Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.”

Ps.127:3 NIV

Fall Roadtrip

We returned just over a week ago from a delightful road trip.

There isn’t a better time of year for a roadtrip than the fall, and certainly no better reason than visiting family!

So with Jim’s seasonal work having fallen away we drove off for the triangle tour to visit the far-flung grands and their parents ( : and assorted aunties  ( :

And it was beautiful–the weather for traveling, the trees turning, and our favorite people to get to spend time with…

The first wobbly side of the triangle– 425 miles to Prince George

 Segment two of our wobbly-sided triangle–550 miles to Powell River

Home to our newest grand one–JAXON! who has just turned 5 months old, and has already had two hair cuts!



The weather in Powell River was stunningly unseasonable for October; we even got out for three tandem rides, including the daunting rigors of Wildwood Hill.

And it was a great treat to get to spend (Canadian) Thanksgiving with all three of our girls, and their men…


And to take a walk all together to one of my favorite destinations–well, that was just delicious soul food!


The final leg of the triangle home

This stint was the longest; 645 miles plus ferry waits, which thankfully were minimal (whew!), makes for a long day.

But it was oh so worth it!


And the hillsides were painted in fiery reds and oranges, more stunning than I recall ever seeing them!  But then again, that’s one of the perks of old age, isn’t it?–you forget things and get to experience the wonder all over again!


God has made everything beautiful in its time.

Eccl.3:11 ESV



Our Princess in Prince George


We were on our way with the first blush of sunrise on our mountains…


The roads were not as clear as we’d hoped (considering our last eventful drive to Prince George two years back), and were in fact clear ice for whole stretches of shady highway….

But traction was good nonetheless.  At least we were not riding bikes like this brave couple!P1220731

And the views were fabulous!


Eight hours later, there was Prince George.


But better yet, there was the little princess!

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Now five months old, this is only the second time we’ve seen her but she seemed glad to make our acquaintance and we had a delightful visit!


And then home again, home again,  through wintery wasteland…but this time on clear roads…P1220826P1220828P1220840

We’re grateful for family a little nearer than they used to be, and for safe travels!


You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways…

The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Ps. 139:3; 121:8