sitting on the couch with my feet on the coffee table i start typing these words.  a blog post that is far overdue.  hi.  hello!  how are you?  it’s been awhile.  where to even begin again.

i’m currently eating mint girl guide cookies.  the best kind if you ask me.  a friend recently told me about these samoas ones, they look mighty tasty but i guess they are region specific because i had never even heard of them. here’s a link to making homemade samoas that look far too tedious and i’d probably just end up throwing everything in a bowl, stirring and then eating it with a spoon. SO, if you know of anyone who is in the area that has a troop selling these samoas… let me know, i’d love to try them!

the mint cookies remind me of my younger days when i was apart of a troop and would have sold my own boxes of cookies to fund things like go camping.  winter camping was the coolest.  (see what i just did there. ha.)  i have this distinct memory of sitting in the snow all bundled up in my snowsuit and eating hot grilled cheese out of aluminum foil that had just come from the fire pit.

in the time that i’ve been silent on the blog, josh and i welcomed a baby boy into our family.  meet Levi.  he absolutely loves the outdoors.  we took him on his first camping trip this summer to Sandbanks Provincial Park.  have you been?  good grief is it ever gorgeous there!  i’ve long swooned over the thought of living somewhere in Prince Edward County and camping at Sandbanks for just 2 nights had me longing to just forget the city and stay.  those sandy beaches – glorious.  the hiking trails – scenic.

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camping this time around was different than any trip before.  this time, we were bringing a baby.  i was definitely nervous for the nights.  would he scream and wake up the entire campground?  probably.  and did he?  a little the first night.  second night barely a peep.  am i glad we did it?  you bet!  am i glad we had four extra hands to help?  COMPLETELY!!!  i’m sure we could have managed as a little family on our own, but boy was it ever helpful to have friends around to watch over the baby while you set up your tent or had your hands over the fire cooking while your significant other was fetching more wood or putting up a tarp.

such peace and calm was felt on this trip.  we can’t wait to do it again next year.  by then Levi will be walking though and it’ll be impossible to keep the sand away from his, well, everything!  any tips and tricks for babies at beaches i’m all ears!

happy weekend friends!

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