It’s hard to tell when you look out the window but summer is here and school is out. My posts will be less frequent, now that my kids are home full time. I must admit, I do miss my computer and my creative time that I was blessed with every Monday-Friday during the school year. Six blissful hours to do whatever I wanted, which was almost always drawing, writing and working on new projects. But, it’s not just a transition time for the kids, it is a transition time for me too. To get my mind out of the office and with the kids, it’s not always so easy.
I hope you’re enjoying your summer. We have a few fun things planned but nothing too crazy. Being in Fernie in the summer isn’t so bad. Zip line park, tadpole catching, clay diving, tennis, park playing, mountain biking, hiking, Wednesday socials, markets and beach time. Everything is going to be alright.
Michelle was all “hey, you gotta listen to Billie Eilish’s bad guy” and I’m all like “okay” and now I can’t get this song out of my head. Literally, all. day. long. it’s playing in the background.
The song is a bit creepy and so is the video but so catchy.
I get a little nervous before I do something I haven’t done before. Even when it involves teaching a 5 year old! You just don’t know what to expect. But I was pleasantly surprised during my first private art lesson how keen my little student was. He wasn’t even phased by my kids plan for watching tv. He tried so hard to understand some fairly complex ideas and we are both looking forward to the next lesson. This makes me so happy! I took a little page from my husband’s book on teaching kids how to mountain bike – show them how to bike by biking with them and making it fun.
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Tagged art, Colour, Fernie, painting, Private Art Lessons, The Elk Valley
At the moment I’m so glad I have kids who love riding their bikes. Their pace is exactly mine, when it comes to mountain biking. They want to stop and eat snacks every 10 minutes. They take their time climbing uphill. My husband chooses the easier trails. The adults want the kids to enjoy biking so they do silly things to make them want more. I want more! It’s a million times more enjoyable than just powering up a mountain to get maximum fitness.
I don’t feel like an unfit slob when I ride with the kids and I love it!
I decided to create a little poster graphic of the Fernie that I know and love. I call it To Fernie, With Love. It’s about raising my kids in a town that is full of adventure, exploration and nature. What do you love about Fernie?
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Tagged Adventure, Brina Schenk, Explore BC, Family, Fernie BC, illustrator, Kids, Living In Fernie, Raising a family in Fernie
We took the kids and an extra friend on a Lazy Lizard bike ride yesterday and I really enjoyed a few things about it. I love the trail, the flow of climbs and descends make the trail manageable, it’s busy (which some people won’t like but I do because I feel like there’s enough noise around to keep the wildlife away) and the kids can do it. It’s my kind of bike ride!
Posted in Children and Babies, Confessions Of A Lazy Person, Fernie BC, Fernie on Instagram, Ideas Galore, Living Local
Tagged bike trails, Fernie, Fernie with Kids, Lazy Lizard, mountain biking, Things to do in Fernie BC