Author Archives: Betsy

From Toronto to Tokyo

Russell was offered a position in Tokyo we felt we couldn’t pass up and we’re very glad we didn’t. We’ve been enjoying this part of the world tremendously. I’d say the biggest adjustment for me has not been the Japanese … Continue reading

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The Bywaters

Probably the best thing about living out here has been how often we’ve been able to see Robin and Andrew, Sophia, Oliver, Elliot, and Isabel. We have thoroughly enjoyed every visit and really feel like we’ve gotten to know each … Continue reading

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American Thanksgiving/Hot Chocolate Stand

Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October. There’s definitely not as much hype about it here as there is in the US. So, when November came around I was eager for the kids to be excited for Thanksgiving and also for them … Continue reading

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Back to School

The summer was a lot of fun. I enjoyed our month long visit out west and our daily sweet skills. I like having my kids close and under my wing. So, school starting was a bit sad for me. Porter … Continue reading

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Driving out West

Caleb was leaving on a mission so we wanted to get back to Utah in time to see him off–which meant the kids missed the last MONTH of school. To fly our family and rent a van it would cost … Continue reading

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Hill Cumorah Pageant

I haven’t been to the pageant since I was a kid. I remember it being powerful and I was very excited to see it again with my own kids. We met the Bywaters at a hotel nearby and went together … Continue reading

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