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October 31, 2023

So Much Candy ....

We had very few kids this year so
the amount of candy left over is
a bit too much for us. It will last
a long time in our little cottage!

~ Chy

Goodbye October.

A busy but beautiful month. Lots of events, lots of
visiting with friends and family, and new memories.

Goodbye October!

~ Chy

Happy Halloween!

Today, on a cool and cloudy day,
we're all ready for little ghosts and
goblins to visit the cottage tonight.
More photos to follow. Happy Day!


~ Chy

Blogtober: Day 31.

I miss this view from our little island
hideway on the coast. Wish we could
take a trip but this season is going to
be super busy. Maybe in the New Year!

Salt Spring Island.

~ Chy

October 30, 2023

Blogtober: Day 30.

A rainbow cupcake to honor our babies
this month. Forever missed, always loved.

Baby Loss.

~ Chy

October 29, 2023

Blogtober: Day 29.

Going thru photos and found this one.
The crib we never used, except for
taking pictures and to fill the room we
created as a nursery. The truth is, our
babies slept in our arms and in baskets.
This crib, a Jenny Lind, was so pretty.
But never used for it's intended purpose.
Maybe the grandbabies will use it one day!


~ Chy

October 28, 2023

Blogtober: Day 28.

Sparkly, sweet drinks on a warm afternoon.
Out with dh to celebrate some funding!


~ Chy

October 27, 2023

Blogtober: Day 27.

The sun comes up later now but it's still
so bright when it streams thru the windows.


~ Chy

October 26, 2023

Blogtober: Day 26.

Cuddled in a comfy chair with a small
child always creates memories and love.


~ Chy

October 25, 2023

Blogtober: Day 25.

My writing corner. Love this spot. And
it gives me peace to have this little corner.


~ Chy

October 24, 2023

Blogtober: Day 24.

Risotto for dinner, with chicken and veggies.
This risotto is amazing but so hard to find now.


~ Chy

October 23, 2023

Blogtober: Day 23.

My favorite soaps are sent to our little cottage in the
big woods, all the way from a shop in the mountains.


~ Chy

October 22, 2023

Blogtober: Day 22.

Spreading some loved, while masked up
for the new season of Covid and flu bugs!


~ Chy



One thing that is a constant living in the country is
trees that fall during windstorms or we have to cut
down if they are not doing well. And then we are
left with little piles of logs. Finally found an amazing
gentlemen who is coming to clear out some of our
bush and he has promised to come back in the Spring!


~ Chy

October 20, 2023

Blogtober: Day 20.


From last Christmas Season, as we start
to plan our decor for the year. A mix of
vintage finds and family treasures. Can't
wait to create the holidays in our cottage.


~ Chy

October 19, 2023

Blogtober: Day 19.

Dh has a little collection of vintage radios
and this Victrola. All in working order.


~ Chy

October 18, 2023

Feeling Loved ....

Pretty rose in a beautiful from my lovey,
for no reason other than he found them!

Feeling loved ....

~ Chy

Blogtober: Day 18.

We don't play a lot of games but when we
do take time to do so, this is my favorite!


~ Chy

October 17, 2023

Blogtober: Day 17.

Leaves have fallen off in the wind. A
light dusting of actual snow that melted.


~ Chy

October 16, 2023

Blogtober: Day 16.

The deck is empty now of beautiful plant
pots and comfy furniture. Tucked away
until the warmth of Spring returns. Will
miss sitting here and reading all Summer.


~ Chy

October 15, 2023

Blogtober: Day 15.

Holding all our sweet babies in our arms
today on International Pregnancy and
Infant Loss Awareness Day. We held a
special gathering as the bridge was lit up.

Baby Loss.

~ Chy

October 14, 2023

Blogtober: Day 14.


My favorite view into our guest bedroom.
Love all the vintage items we've collected.


~ Chy

October 13, 2023

Blogtober: Day 13.

Before the leaves started turning gold.
A warmish but foggy Fall afternoon.


~ Chy

October 12, 2023

Blogtober: Day 12.

Dinner for breakfast. Not very often, but on occasion,
an alternate meal that is comforting and very filling!


~ Chy

October 11, 2023

Blogtober: Day 11.

Tea has become now a part of our day as the days
become cooler. My favorite is Chai Latte ~ so yummy!


~ Chy

October 10, 2023

Blogtober: Day 10.

The sun is getting lower and lower and
sets earlier and earlier. I love late day.


~ Chy

Fall Contrast.

Fall day in the mountains. A trip we took
a few years ago and I forgot about this
photo showing the green of the trees but
with one that was yellow. A contrast.

~ Chy

Thanksgiving Dinner.

We had the most amazing dinner with our family and
our neighbors from down the lane. The kids were in
the kitchen and we were all at the dining room table.
Such great conversations, laughter and sad moments
with sharing some tough experiences we've all had
in the last little while. This is how community is built
and now healing can happen. Sharing is caring and we
are fortunate to have such amazing people in our lives!


~ Chy

October 9, 2023

Blogtober: Day 9.

Eggs for salad for our Thanksgiving
Dinner. Love cooking for holidays!


~ Chy

October 8, 2023

Blogtober: Day 8.

Spending time in the preschool
classroom and creating curiosity!


~ Chy

October 7, 2023

Blogtober: Day 7.

My mama a few months ago, before her great
decline. She is fading but healthy and still here!


~ Chy

October 6, 2023

Blogtober: Day 6.

I'm going to miss these sweet flowers
now that our pots have stopped blooming!


~ Chy

October 5, 2023

Blogtober: Day 5.


Warm meals start to fill our
menu. This is my favorite!


~ Chy

Brave Soul.

Dd is the bravest soul. She has just one wisdom tooth. Never grew all four for some reason. But the one she did sprout was coming in on its side. At some point, it would probably cause her some issues, so our dentist suggested getting it removed. She had surgery yesterday. Her first ever. First iv, first being put to sleep and thru the whole thing, she was the star patient ~ their term, not mine! I was so nervous but from the moment she walked in to the clinic until we left, she was treated with warmth and compassion. The dentist was amazing, coming in to talk with her prior to the surgery and he was so calming. Her nurse was kind and caring, and funny. Over all, it couldn't have gone better. From the time we left home to when we pulled back into the garage, it was just under three hours and that included driving in to the Big City. Now she's home and resting but feeling quite good so far. Our brave soul. So very proud!

~ Chy

October 4, 2023

Blogtober: Day 4.

Outdoor reflection from our front veranda on a cool
and sunless Fall afternoon. Lamp on with the dark sky,


~ Chy

The Best Pizza.

Home made pizza! The best as I can't
eat pizza from a store or restaurant
due to my intense allergies. Truthfully,
dh makes the best and I love his creations.

~ Chy

October 3, 2023

Blogtober: Day 3.

A quiet overcast day at home. Cozy and
warm as the season begins to change ....


~ Chy

October 2, 2023

Blogtober: Day 2.

 Blogtober ~ Day 2. We were so quite, all those
years ago. Little B was almost 2. Now he'll be 13
next month! Loved his baby days but loving where
he's at now, with his own personality and his humor!


~ Chy