Merry Christmas from the Alsums. I'm going to keep this one as simple as I can. We spent Christmas eve with Daddy Alsum's family. He smoked a whole salmon which he then presented on crackers along with neufchâtel cheese. I'll be using our leftovers to make a smoked salmon chowder, so keep an eye out … Continue reading Advent 2017: Christmas: In the spirit of hope and a future
So, we did it. We almost put the trip off until next year so that we felt better prepared, but on Saturday we decided to just go for it and leave on Sunday for the day in Leavenworth to commemorate the trip that we had planned to take with my mum. Daddy Alsum was incredible. … Continue reading Leavenworth Christkindlmarkt
Dear Mum, I love you. I miss you. Since I became a mother myself, I have asked you often just how you did it. I am fortunate to know that, by the end of the day, my husband will be home to carry some of strain of daily life, but you simply didn't have that. … Continue reading A short letter to my Mum
After attending church service on Sunday, we went for a little drive down south. Our first stop was in Bow-Edison. This is actually two towns that are slowly merging as they expand. We drive past the Farmer's market, but it was just wrapping up because we arrived at 2pm (when it closes), and Lark and … Continue reading A little Sunday drive
The question resounding in many minds around the world. Why take the time to do something a certain way? Especially here in the United States, there is such a time crunch when it comes to... well, absolutely everything. Every aspect of our lives is meant to be conducted and completed "real quick", and I'm sure … Continue reading Why bother?