I haven’t been much good at keeping up with my blogging throughout the move so here’s a quick recap. Please click on any of the pictures to see them bigger or for more of a description.


We’ve been in our new home for about a month now and starting to get more settled. Although we’re still missing our friends and community in Prince Rupert, Hazelton is feeling pretty darn good. Small town suits me, I think.

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Our new house isn’t my dream home but it’s more than adequate and very comfortable! Lily and Leif each have their own rooms now which they’re pleased about. If only I had a garden (I might be able to build one) and less lawn to mow! We have friendly neighbours who we’re looking forward to continuing to get to know and we’re already feeling a part of the community as a whole.


On Canada Day we went to enjoy the festivities and chuckled a bit at two block parade. We could see the parade forming up and the whole thing was over in minutes and yet everyone eagerly awaited it’s arrival.


The local RCMP, minor hockey, the book bus and local native dancers were just a few in the parade.

Safety Bear and the local RCMP

Minor Hockey Go Carts Book Bus

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The dancers put on quite the show. The drumming and singing and dancing was incredible. The sound is powerful and stories they tell in the dancing is brilliant. I love the inclusive nature of these performances. Young and old, people of all shapes and sizes dance together and some from the crowd are often pulled in to join! A little girl about four years old came out to the crowd and asked me to join her to dance.



From my house I can see and/or walk to Cam’s work, the community bakery, the post office (where our mail is delivered), the community bank, a playground, tennis courts, a corner store and the weekly farmer’s market. It’s nice to go days and days without getting in a vehicle.

Going for a walk behind our house. Bug Shirts Kep


We have walking and hiking trails behind our home and bug shirts to make the trails more enjoyable during the time of day the bugs are biting the worst. Very close to home are waterfalls and a pool at the top of the falls for the dog to swim in. Perfect way to cool off at the end of the day. It’s pretty darn cold though so we haven’t taken much of a plunge yet.


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I have to say that I’m really happy. I love it here. Living by the ocean was an incredible adventure but my heart belongs in the mountains.


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10 Responses to Hello New Home

  1. Jennifer says:

    I miss you dearly Annie. I wish your heart belonged in the ocean with me!

  2. Dee says:

    Happy to read that you’re settling in. It is quite beautiful.

  3. Annie says:

    Missing you too, Jen!

    Thank you, Dee!


  4. k says:

    sounds like you are settling in well – great to see your new surroundings!

  5. Lynn says:

    I have the biggest smile on my face right now, to read how happy you are there. As usual loving your pictures. That last one of the sunset, wow! Where was that taken from?

  6. Kim says:

    Hi Annie, I met you once at Yvettes when she had a get together for the home schoolers. My in laws live in New Hazelton. Maybe one day when we’re visiting I’ll bump into you. Glad you’re enjoying it there.

  7. Dawn Suzette says:

    Nice to catch up with your move and new community. Sounds like a wonderful fit for you guys!
    Wonderful to hear you are happy with the move!

  8. Annie says:

    Thank you so much for your comments! xx

    Lynn- that picture is taken from the deck on my house!

    Kim- I remember! Another home learning mom and I were mentioning you this weekend talking about the ages of the kids home learning in the area. Funny to then see your comment! It would be wonderful to meet up sometime if you are in the area! Please let me know if you come!

  9. Kim says:

    Just looking at your pictures and I think you live really close to my in laws. They live really close to the trail that goes up to the waterfall. So funny! I know we will be going there for Christmas for sure or maybe sooner! Have you checked out the health food store in Two Mile? Its awesome!

  10. Annie says:

    Yes, very close! I love the health food store. It’s so fantastic! <3

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