Friday, March 31, 2023

March ~ spring has sprung

March is the month of expectation. 
~Emily Dickinson.

Though March came in like a lion...
we had plenty of 'lamb-like' days as well.

This was how the month began.

We said good-bye to Emme who will be spending the next six months working in Berlin. 
She is loving her time there so far.

When I asked if her on-line German course was proving to be helpful...
she replied that it wasn't necessary, since everyone spoke English.

I'm sure it will be the experience of a lifetime for her!

In other news...
the work on the Trans-Mountain pipeline in our neighbourhood has finally begun.
Sort of.
They have placed a lot of stakes and dug many holes.
The traffic control crew shows up for work every morning...
whether or not there is any other action.

Ranen 'played for gold' on her violin at the Chilliwack Music Festival.
She makes it look easy!

We took a quick trip through the mountain passes to visit family in Kelowna.

It's a lovely city...

...whatever the season!

The Canadian Juno Awards are a big deal...'though we never really pay much attention.
But this year we did!

We were all excited for him and some of his cousins flew to Edmonton to celebrate with him.

My Uncle Jake and Aunt Maggie celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary this month.

We had lunch with them one day...
followed by coffee and dessert at their home.

'There is always room at their table and in their hearts.'
So true!

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: 
when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
~ Charles Dickens

I am thankful for those marvelous days of March...
the ones that made me forget winter and look ahead to the new season to come.

Happy spring!


  1. I'm glad to read about Emme in Berlin and comfortable with the language spoken! :) What a month with so many extended family interactions and accomplishments. Congrats to Ranen, your nephew and your aunt and uncle! Love that Charles Dickens quote! Happy April to you, no foolin!!

  2. What a beautiful month you had!! Love hearing all the special family news. Your family is so amazing - and I'm happy your continue to share your life with all of us in The Land of Blog. Love you, Judy!

  3. The month started with snow, and we could get some wet snow now at the beginning of April, too. Yikes! Lots of lovely things happened in your world.
    I saw a photo of you on FB with your aunt and uncle.

  4. What a lot of wonderful people in your family doing amazing things. March sounds like a pretty good month there. It roared in like a lion and out the same way here. Not sure what that means in the weather department.

    Have a blessed week and a great Easter!

  5. Another fabulous month for you and your family! Congrats to all those talented yunguns! Kelowna truly is a beautiful place and sounds like you had a lovely time there. Like Vee said - March roared in, throughout, and out for us over this way - eek! Starting to feel like Spring these last few days tho. Blessings to you and yours this Easter week ...


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