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Christmas in Victoria, B.C.

Christmas in Victoria, B.C.

We do Christmas together with my husbands family every other year, so on the off-years, when all my brother and sister-in-laws go home to their families, I get kind of sad because it’s not quite as easy for me to nip home to England. This year it was just us, my inlaws, and my brother(…)

Fall Traditions & Halloween 2013

Fall Traditions & Halloween 2013

Autumn has been CRAZY BUSY and a lot of fun so far this year, but since I haven’t had a moment to write a personal post yet, I thought i’d cram as much as I could into one giant post, {so I apologize in advance for the photo overload!} Ever since we got home from our(…)

Family Photos 2013

Family Photos 2013

Around this time of year, every year, I have made it a tradition to do family photos: even though my husband complains, and it’s hard to find outfits, and the kids don’t want to sit and smile at a camera for long, and there is SO much going on! I think it’s important to capture(…)

ATHENS

ATHENS

We arrived in Athens around 9:30 in the morning, grabbed our bags, which were conveniently the first ones out, and made our way to the bus stop outside. We didn’t recognize any place names, especially since almost everything was written in Greek, and we had NO idea where we were going, but we remembered reading somewhere(…)

A Week in Skiathos

A Week in Skiathos

MONDAY Our flight to Skiathos left at 5:30a.m, so I was sitting in Athens airport feeling super tired and out of it, when all of a sudden this guy POPS up out of nowhere, jumps on the chair right next to me with WAY too much energy for that time in the morning, and scares(…)