• A Good and Thorough Cleansing | What Brings You Joy?

    I’m going through a purging phase; a good and thorough cleansing of both my house and my head. Two things have been really bothering me lately: The first is how much stuff we have in our home that never gets touched. The second, is how much time we spend on social media and our phones. A recently finished the book The Life Changing Magic of Tiding Up and it was a bit of a wake up call. You may think you’re not a hoarder, or that you don’t have many clothes, but this book will change your mind! It presents a very simple concept, but if you actually make the…

  • Les Miserables in Vancouver One Day More

    Les Miserables in Vancouver | Do You Hear the People Clap?

    When you buy tickets to a Broadway show, you expect to experience some serious talent. What you don’t expect is for the entire production to stop for over a minute in the middle of the show, because the audience won’t stop applauding. That’s exactly what happened last night at the opening night of Les Miserables in Vancouver. Since the story was made into a feature film, hits like “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, and “Stars” and “One Day More” have become familiar tunes for all ages, but you simply cannot put into words a live performance of “Bring Him Home” by the incredibly talented Nick Cartell. Never have…

  • I Think It’s Time To Retire From Blogging

    I think it’s time to retire from blogging. That sounds very dramatic and I don’t really mean it to be, but it is what it is. I actually feel like I’ve been on this journey for a while now. “It’s Not About Choosing What You Want Right Now, It’s About Choosing What You Want Most” – Rachel Hollis Over the past few months, I’ve felt a strong desire to pull back. I’ve felt the need to share less, and focus more on the moments right in front of me versus capturing them with the intent to share with others. You know when you’re experiencing something and your automatic reaction is…

  • I Don’t Think We’re Campers Anymore

    I’m writing this from the comfort of my own home. I just enjoyed a cup of hot coffee, took a shower, and feel cozy and warm. Go ahead and call me a wuss, but I don’t think we’re campers anymore. Maybe it’s because we live in an actual forest. Maybe it’s because we’ve been spoiled by nice hotels. Or perhaps, it’s because camping is a ton of work for all involved. Whatever the reason, we just aren’t feeling it. It doesn’t feel like a vacation. That’s what it’s suppose to be, right? We booked two weekends of camping this year. We had to book them four months out, because otherwise…

  • The Bechards Are Doing Alaska!

    We’ve booked our big vacation for 2019. The Bechards are doing Alaska next year! Our aim is to do one major family vacation a year, and sometimes it’s a real struggle to decide where that trip will be. There are just so many options out there!  2019 happens to be an extra special year, because it’s my husband and I’s tenth wedding anniversary. Though we originally planned to do Hawaii, since that’s where we were married, we ran into a few issues. One, flight prices have not been favorable lately. And two, we knew we’d need to rent a car and that involves car seats – we really hate dealing…