Our Everyday Moments

Gallbladder Surgery

Working in healthcare and alternative health I’ve always firmly believed in listening to your body. I had been experiencing a gradual increase in abdominal pain for over a week that ended up peeking at an intensity of 9/10 – during my drive home with Alivia. I gasped at every red light and choked back tears trying to ask Alivia to please play quietly to herself while I tried to reach

Eggs

An interesting title, but I really was angry over a carton of eggs. It had nothing to do with the eggs themselves (they were surely innocent), but I was angry with a question that was haunting me all day and still continues to haunt me. When did we stop respecting our seniors? When did we stop caring for those most vulnerable in our society? When did we all become so selfish?

Alivia, Mom, Dad Applebarn

In our family, nothing says Fall and Halloween like a trip to our local pumpkin patch. We discovered Taves Family Farms AppleBarn last year and already decided that was where we were headed again this year! Located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, this farm is not only family run and in their 24th season but they have also been awarded the best u-pick in Abbotsford!

Fire Prevention Week Alivia in Fire Truck

A couple of months ago, Alivia and I were at swimming lessons at Eileen Dailly pool, we were in the family change room when we started to hear crackling over the loud speaker, the change rooms are quite nosy so I couldn’t hear really what was being said. I brushed it off and went back to getting Livvy showered and dressed. Suddenly, the fire alarm started going off LOUDLY. In a