Wednesday, October 1, 2014


We have a new practice in our family. Every night after blessing the food, we each say what we are grateful for. Yes, it sounds corny, but I am loving it! Yesterday, Matias was grateful for indoor plumbing, Joonas was grateful for mom and Emmi was grateful for daddy.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


We spent five weeks in Finland this past summer. A lot of that time was spent at various summer cottages. Since there are over 150,000 lakes in Finland, everyone has a cottage right on a lake. It's beautiful. And peaceful. And the sun doesn't set. We had such a good time. I almost miss it.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Me time

I spent the Easter weekend in Toronto with my friend Mehj. She is the only friend that I still keep in touch with from high school. She is currently doing her phD in Toronto and living in a lovely apartment right on Lake Ontario. If you have to live in the ugly concrete jungle that is Toronto, living on the water sure helps. Anyway, we had such a great time shopping, trying different restaurants and just hanging out. My favourite place was Sassafraz restaurant. We went there on Easter Sunday for brunch and it was perfect.

Monday, May 5, 2014

My Favourite Things

Six of my favourite things right now:

our new table: we've had it for a few months and I just love it. When we have dinner together as a family, it feels like we are really gathering together. Yes, we used to eat together at our old (round) table too, but the feeling was not the same. The table is from Ikea, but it's hard to believe since it looks much nicer than that;)
my animal print crocs: I saw someone wearing these in Hawaii and I didn't even realize they were crocs until I saw them in the crocs store there by accident. I love them. They are so comfortable and people are always somewhat incredulous that they are crocs. I'm even considering buying another pair; just can't decide what colour...
my nexus tablet: can't live without it. I read on it, use it as a calendar, take pics with it. I do everything on it except blog. Maybe I'll try that next...
Burt's Bees tinted lip balm: best lip balm
Saeco espresso machine: best lattes
Roots bag: I had my eye on this bag for a long time. I just couldn't justify the expense. When I got a coupon in the mail, I had to buy it. No regrets; it's perfect for my lifestyle right now.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


We went to Honolulu. Again. We just can't get enough of that place!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

My brother came for a surprise visit from Thailand. I was the only one who knew he was coming, and I had to keep it a secret for three months! Now he's here and it has been really great. There are so few people who I can have deep conversations with and who get me. It's so freeing to completely be yourself.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Word of the Year

Lots of bloggers choose a word of the year to focus on. I've done it in previous years and decided to do it again for 2014. My word of the year is CALM.

Saturday, January 4, 2014


One of my favourite people passed away this week. He was a pastor and an intellectual with a surprisingly wicked sense of humour. His memorial service is in Sudbury today, so I feel a little sad that I can't attend, and most of all that he is gone. But, I know I'll see him again:)