Last weekend we headed to Whistler, BC for a quick family vacation. We hiked every day. What a great place to get outside.

We started by going across the Peak to Peak gondola and hiking up the Blackcomb side.FrancesWhistlerAPFT


On our last full day we hiked the Joffre Lakes trail. It was excellent.

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What an amazing province we live in.

Winter is here. Sort of.

We spent the weekend in Smithers to see the end of the first annual Smithers Festival of Trees and to attend our staff party. We got to take a nice walk in the snow. Sadly, as we left it was raining. This morning in Prince George we’ve got nice fresh snow and now it’s warming up and melting too. Hopefully we’ll have some snow that sticks around for Christmas.

The Leboes and Olesiuks

Christmas at Tchesinkut

We’ve been having a great time at Tchesinkut Lake for Christmas. It was really nice spending it with my parents and the Olesiuks. We even got some snow. We’ve all eaten too much and had a lot of fun together.

Christmas Morning




Around the cabin

Tchesinkut Sunset

But first, let me take a selfie

The part of me will be played by a tall, white and smiley man.The part of Chris is being played by a tall, white and smiley man.

He is in TROUBLE!

The family at Agate Point on Tchesinkut LakeThe family at Agate Point.

I hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas holiday!

It’s great to be home

We’ve been back in our home for a little over a month. It has been fantastic to be back and to have things feel familiar. We’re not living for the next decision or milestone, but for the first time in nearly 15 months, just living.

Prince George, BC under the cloudsPrince George beneath the clouds yesterday morning.

Prince George, BC under the fogPrince George under the fog this morning.

Yep, these views are surely part of the reason why we love this place so much. It’s great to be home.

We’re moving in!

It looks like we’re getting to move in on Tuesday. It’s been a long 13 months and we’ve got so much to be thankful for. We’re really happy with how the house has turned out. It’s familiar, yet a lot has changed.

Here’s one last shot of some cabinetry in our bathroom. We’re still a bit amazed that this is our bathroom. The cabinet maker really went above and beyond for us. I’ll post more on all the great people and trades that helped to put our home together a little later.

A little bit of the work by Thomas Rhoel – Tom’s Solid Wood Furniture.