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Where do I even begin? The weather has been awful, cold, gray and rainy on more days than I care for. Turns out we haven't had a rain free weekend since March 2nd!  We have just over a month of school left. I am ready for summer. It is getting harder and harder to wake up with that darn alarm every morning. But getting closer to end of year also means D graduating middle school and all the festivities that go with it. They already had their field trip to Philadelphia, second week of June the graduating class will be having a massive pool party, there is the dance which D is adamant about not attending and then of course graduation!  But it's not all fun and games.. he also has some big end of year projects he is working on. One of which I think might interest you.  He is working on a book report per se. He read the book Legend by Marie Lu . For his project he has to break down the books six most significant moments and give them a soundtrack. Yes you read that right.. projects

Montmorency Falls and Montreal

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Did you know that just 15 minutes outside of Quebec City is a waterfall taller than Niagara Falls? I didn't either. But once I found out I knew we had to go.  We drove to Montmorency Falls. There was a ticket to enter the falls. Once inside the visitor section we were offered a few ways to go up and down the falls. We took the cable car to the manor (additional ticket),walked along the suspension bridge and then made our way down the red staircase and walked across the river to make our way back to the visitor center. Across from where the picture is taken you can see the staircase we come down after crossing the suspension bridge.. they look scary but were thankfully sturdy.   Now on to Montreal. We stopped for burgers on the way to Montreal. Have you ever eaten St. Hubert's chicken burgers? Omg.. they were so good.  When we got to Montreal our first stop was Mount Royal. We dro ve up to the parking lot nearest Kondiaronk Belvedere and then walked the rest of the train to get

Friday Photography

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Fishing Boat - A little fishing boat in the waters of Santorini. Read more about our trip to Santorini here You can buy this print  here . Get Free Shipping with code BLOGGER Prints also available in larger sizes. Contact for more information and special requests. I am open to wholesale and licensing opportunities. Get in touch for more information. Etsy             Instagram             Twitter             Redbubble             Zazzle             Society6  

A Quick Canadian Getaway (part one)

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In mid April the kids had two days off school and we all needed a little break so on Friday afternoon we hopped into the car and headed to Canada.  We drove straight through with minimum breaks and crossed the Canadian border just after 8pm. Our first stop was Quebec City. Another two hours we were pulling up to the hotel, Fairmont Le Ch√Ęteau Frontenac. We were relieved to be out of the car.. we checked in and quickly fell into bed.  This was our second time visiting Quebec City.. you can read about the first time here  and we looked like this.. The goal of this little trip was to not have a goal.. to just roam and eat and enjoy. And so we did. We started off with breakfast at Les Trois Garcons. and then as planned we wandered, stepped into shops and reminisced how teeny tiny D was the last time we were here.. and then we smelled the most delicious smell. POPCORN We stepped into the wondrous Mary's Popcorn. So many yummy smells, so many different flavors. We ended up leaving with a

Recent Reads

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Rise of the Magicks by Nora Roberts Synopsis -  After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end. She is determined to save even those who have been complicit with this evil out of fear or weakness--if, indeed, they can be saved. Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal--and rediscover the light and faith within themselves. For although from the time of her birth, she has been The One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy's stronghold, and pursues her destiny--to finally restore the