Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

This weekend, we had to divide and conquer. My incredible sister graduated with a degree in education, Elle had a weekend long regional soccer tournament five hours away, and Pea was mostly locked up in her room with a backlog of homework.

My incredibly amazing and inspiring sister returned to school a couple of years ago to get her degree in education - no small feat especially when juggling family with a young energetic child and part time work. She graduated this past weekend, and I couldn't be any prouder. Her passion and devotion will inspire every child who passes through her classroom door.

With my father down for the celebration, we spent plenty of time doing what our family does best -playing dice games :) We also managed some outdoor time with Pea and her grandfather exchanging photography tips.

Elle and Hubby spent the weekend in Cape Breton, for the regional games for the Jeux de l'Acadie (Acadian Games). This has been Elle's first foray into soccer, having only joined her school's soccer team a few months ago. She was quite nervous, but she and her team were impressive, and in fact they won gold! She had a great time with her friends, and is now recuperating with little left of her voice and sore muscles throughout :) Now, we have to plan for the finales at the end of June. 


  1. Oh, so much to celebrate! Well done to your sister - that truly is an amazing feat. I always take my hat of to anyone who juggles parenting and work (I can just about manage parenting) but to study at the same time? WOW! She must be amazingly organised!! I love the picture of the two of you together, so pretty and the bond between you is obvious.
    And well done to Elle for her football, she must be so chuffed! And mustn't forget Pea, who studied all week end - that couldn't have been an easy choice, but worth it I bet when Monday came and said home work had to be handed in! Pssst Home schoolers don't get home work - Have I ever mentioned you'd be a perfect candidate to home school, Marie?!

    1. Oh my goodness Claire - I'm always thinking that when she's holed up trying to get all her homework done, taking away from the opportunity for us to spend time together (ironically, I used to question her lack of homework in Grade 7 - now it's just too much!). I would homeschool in a heartbeat, and though circumstances that prevented it before are no longer an issue, at 15, I'm letting P choose, and for some reason, being around her friends at school seems to have some pull :)


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