2018.04 April

April has been an eventful month in the VandenBerg household. So much has happened that it feels almost unreal that I was in South Africa for the first half of the month. Here are a couple of highlights: I got to start the month by spending a long weekend with my mother!! (I mean, how…

2018.03 March

Our March snippets are posted a bit late this month. I did not have access to wifi (the single most life changing invention ever!) this past month, but I have been keeping up with my daily captures!!! A few things I am thankful for this month: Miracles. Who can argue that? ‘Nuff said! Hubby. Seriously,…

Canada Day Long Weekend 2017 – Part.2

If you missed Part.1 of this post, you can read it here (opens in new tab). We spent some off-time at the campground… Ate a lot of wood, drank wine, spent evenings with friends… making pretend phone calls, being batman etc… all the usual stuff you know!! One morning we decided to head out of the…

Canada Day Long Weekend 2017 – Part.1

Of course, we spent it with our favourite little family, in our favourite place on earth – the mountains!! And what a great weekend was it not!! Originally this was one post, but due to all the photos, I divided this post into two. You can read Part.2 next week! We were camped out at…

Moose Lake Loop Hike

During our Canada Day long weekend in 2017, we headed to the Maligne Lake area in search of an enjoyable hike to do with out dogs… also, this road is renowned for spotting wildlife, and if memory serves me, we did spot a couple bears on this road this day! We opted to do the…

Last Camping Trip of 2017

Following our first camping trip of 2017 here, I thought while I’m on a roll I’ll also post about the last camping trip of 2017. I have already in bits and pieces… We hike up to Lake Agnes Teahouse here… After which we continued on the Little Beehive hike here… And then we explored a…

2018.02 February

Our February snippets…. I love this project!!! A few things I am thankful for this month: Small victories. You celebrate the small – because you might not be quite sure how long the road of recovery might be. Every new day is a reason to celebrate, and every new day you get to spend with…

First camping trip of 2017

Almost one year ago, we had the coldest camping weekend ever!!! Fortunately for us, we had recently bought a little 1976 (pumpkin green) Trillium Trailer, or else, we most likely would have cancelled the weekend. We joined our friends at the Whistler campground (in Jasper), and my oh my, was it a rainy (actually) horrible…

Little Beehive Hike, Lake Louise

Aaaahhhh the Little Beehive Hike has been on our ‘hiking’ list for a while, and last summer (August 2017) we finally got an opportunity to hike this trail. We combined it with a very early stop at the Lake Agnes Tea House (you can read more about our quick stop at the Tea House here). The…

Lake Agnes Tea House

If you are up for a steady uphill 3.5 km climb, you are in for a treat at the Lake Agnes Tea House!! And if you are up early, there will not be any crowds…. it is well worth it!! I first did this hike with my mom (and no, I have not posted any…

2018.01 January

I found this app (Elsie from A Beautiful Mess introduced it to her instagram followers a little while back), it is called ‘1 Second Everyday‘. The idea is that everyday you capture a second worth of video, and then whenever you want you can compile it into a little video. There are a few options,…

Laughing Falls, Yoho National Park

We headed into Yoho National Park for the first time last year. Only looking to explore the area a bit since we have never been. The fires were ongoing, and there was a lot of smoke throughout our time in the mountains last year (2017). We were camping at Johnston Canyon for a long weekend…

Hanging our HUGE Mirror

The other day I gave you all a little update on some of the projects that I have been keeping busy with. Within those few project was a huge mirror (4 x 8 foot)(or for us metric people, 1.2 m by 2.4 m). These mirrors came out of a ‘partly standing-partly demolished’ house. It was…

Pretty Hoarfrost

It might be my real favourite thing about winter here in Canada (I don’t particularly care for these cold cold winters….)… hoarfrost!!! It really is magical and pretty beyond words!! On this off Monday (got to love long weekends!), we took the dogs for a long walk!! What a beautiful stroll it was!!

Hi!

Just thought you’d need a new introduction!! … My name is Xandré, and I am obviously terrible at keeping up with a blog!! 🙂 So, I was just in the mood to give you a SUPER quick update of some glimpses into what we’ve been doing! (I’ve been updating my instagram stories periodically – and…