Yesterday afternoon I made our meal plan and it’s all about comfort! We need a little comfort after the morning we had yesterday! Leif, Lily and Oscar went for a little ride in the truck by themselves into the car across the street! We were all so frightened but everyone’s okay, thank goodness!

This week we’re eating:

On the subject of comfort, I thought I’d also share a few photos of my home. I love being outside but my home base is so important to be comforting to come home to. As we settle even more into our home, I look forward to all the changes we plan to make. Painting is still on the books and we’re going to re do the bathroom completely. I have so many shelving ideas as well, for all the neat things we have, collect and create!

Art Supplies

One of my favourite pieces of artLanterns soon to go up

Tooth Fairy Pouch

PlatesI'm loving this window between the living room and sun roomLily readingSun and Natural Building

Trying to get just a minute or two more of sleepPlaying with a playmobil chainsaw

Marble Run Fun

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10 Responses to Weekly Meal Plan and Welcome Into My Home

  1. Beautiful! I’ve always admired how you manage to turn every place you live into “home”. I can tell this is where you live – your styling is oozing out of the photos!

  2. I’m in such a rush to quit procrastinating that I forgot to ask about the truck ride. Was it one of those incidents where the kids figure out how to make it go? My middle sister got into that kind of mischief all the time but fortunately we had a long driveway.

    Oh, and I totally get how having a comforting place to call home is important. I can’t wait to get out of our house – it’s so big and so well done up for going on the market that I’ve been to afraid to soften it up. Thanks for inspiring me… I might have to make some changes at Christmas.

  3. Emily says:

    Oh my goodness! My brother and I took our parents’ van for a ride down the driveway (and into our neighbors’ bushes) when we were about 3 and 4. I still remember it!

    Glad your kids’ are ok.

  4. Annie says:

    Thanks, L for your kind words!

    I had put the kids and dog in the truck to head out for a little hike. With my hands full I put jackets, keys etc on the console before running into the basement to hear what Cam just said to me. He’d changed his mind and was coming. All of a sudden I heard Lily screaming “mama mama!” I ran out and saw the truck rolling down hill. I caught up to the open driver door but couldn’t get in. I don’t remember but Cam explains that my arm and neck hurt because I was trying to stop the truck! Right before the truck crashed into the suv in the neighbours driveway, I looked into Leif’s eye’s and begged him in my head to brace himself. I was so worried he’d hit the windshield but he was lower in front of the steering wheel.

    We called a police member to come and the ambulance to check the kids out. I was so scared. Even though I was acting while next to the truck, I remember being too scared to try and dive into the well and press the brakes. I’m sure I’ll stop thinking about that one day but it haunts me a bit.

    The truck wasn’t on but Leif had put the keys in and pulled the truck into drive. Our truck has little damage, but the neighbour’s is going to be pricey to fix. I hope dealing with ICBC will go smoothly. I’m thankful for our health care. It’s nice that the ambulance visit doesn’t cost anything!

    Thanks L and Emily! It’s good to know we aren’t the only ones!!

  5. debbie says:

    I was in such a hurry to see your photos I missed your opening paragraph until I read the comments – holy wah, annie! home – gorgeous, cozy, inviting, lovely…
    truck – i would be having flashbacks of those moments for quite a while – it’s amazing how quickly those things happen. i’m so glad that it turned out the way it did.

  6. That sounds so much like what would happen with middle L. Terrifying! Fortunately you do have ICBC so you’ll be in far better shape than if you were in AB or ON. Of course the most important thing is that you and your babes are safe. Your shoulder and neck might like some hot and cold compresses though…

    I’m sure your cozy meals will help you all heal emotionally. I hope you have a much better week and can get out for a few hikes.

  7. jo says:

    holy moly! you and I have both had brushes with the paramedics recently. Must be a sign of some kind.
    Looks like all the kids are OK, thankfully. And that’s really all that matters.
    I remember a story of when I used to be in brownies (before Girl Guides – do they have that in Canada?) anyway, there was a festival of some sort that involved a church service, and the minister told a story about how a child was being crushed under a car and it’s mother came along and lifted the car off the child. The minister asked the audience if anyone there thought their mother was strong enough to do that. I was the only one to put up my hand!. . .
    Your meals sure sound a hell of a lot better than the IHOP round the corner :oP

  8. Sarah says:

    Oh, gawd, Annie, how scary! My husband’s parents left him in the car with it running when he was just little – only 2 years old, I think. They were supposed to just be dropping something off and coming back to the car, but took a bit longer and he pulled the car into neutral. When they came back out, the car had coasted several hundred feet down the road and into a ditch. So scary.

  9. I adore the paper lanterns! I’ve been searching high and low for them, but can’t seem to find any as beautiful as those!

  10. Oh Annie, how terrifying!!!! I’m so glad everyone is OK!

    Your home is so beautiful, cozy and warm to see!


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