Monthly Archives: May 2019

Moving Coast to Coast

So on Saturday we started our journey to our new home. I swear I thought I had all the time in the world to prepare for our move and then before I knew it bam moving day!

I had plans of cooking while on the road and to be honest it just hasn’t happened. By the time we arrive at our hotels we are exhausted from travelling. Does this mean we are hitting up every fast food restaurant nope. It means we are stopping and buying groceries everyday. Tonight we wanted a warm meal but again I was too tired to cook so we had frozen dinners. I got a chicken fajitas bowl. While the stats aren’t what I would typically eat it was healthy, cheap and filling. It’s not the best I could have done but it is better then what I could have eaten.

So let’s actually chat about what’s been actually going on while on this crazy coast to coast move. Today is day 5 of travelling. Day 1 was a breeze and we only drove 1.5 hours but we had also spent the previous two days packing and cleaning the whole house before the move.

Day 2 was intense, we drove for a total of 12 hours with pee breaks and eating breaks etc by the time we got to our hotel we all dropped and fell asleep rather quickly. We drove from Hope BC all the way to Calgary Alberta. We did see a lot of wildlife. A moose, some deer, some prairie dogs etc.

Day 3 we traveled a short distance so the kids could have more time to just unwind and not be trapped in the car. We went from Calgary Alberta to Medicine Hat Alberta. Medicine Hat is an interesting place. While there’s not much going on we did get to see the worlds largest teepee which was impressive.

Day 4 brought us to Regina Saskatchewan. We had stayed in Regina before and we knew we wanted to go back to the same hotel. Why? Because there’s an indoor water park for the kids. We are travelling a lot of kilometres so we need to keep the kids in mind and let them get some of their energy out. We want this to be something they enjoy and not something we are rushing thru.

And finally today was day 5 of travelling. We left Regina and travelled to North Dakota. There isn’t much to say. We saw fields, lots and lots of fields. Flat fields in Saskatchewan and fields with hills in Montana. But still fields lol. We were glad to get to the hotel relax in the pool and hot tub before I came down to the laundry room to catch up on laundry and catch all of you up on our adventures. Hope your all having a wonderful night and your accomplishing your dreams whatever they may be.

Trying to Eat Healthy While Moving

As with all big life changes moving can bring on stress a lot of stress. And with stress comes terrible food choices. Although I am trying to minimize the unhealthy food choices I am human. We are trying to empty what we have on hand instead of wasting cash on food. That means getting creative and not meal planning the way I have gotten use to .

This week I have been craving some comfort food amidst the chaos. So I altered some of the comfort foods. For example my BLT became a salad instead of a sandwich.

And my lasagna became meat sauce topped with cheese. I forgot to take a picture of my plate but here it is simmering away on the stove.

Snacks have been extremely simplified as well because well simple is best when dealing with everything else. Cheese strings, lunch meat, frozen fruits, apple sauce and veggies are where it’s at these days.

I’ll try my best to keep updating you on what we are eating. Hopefully it will help whoever needs some motivation.

I’m Making a Comeback

So it’s been a minute since the last time I wrote and there’s a lot of things that have been happening. Let’s start with the good stuff shall we.

The whole family is about to start a whole new journey. We are relocating from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. This is good news because it means we will be closer to family and the place we are moving to is a small town so we will be able to slow down and enjoy life a lot more.

The second exciting this is not only are we relocating but we are driving across Canada and making it a whole adventure for the kids and let’s face it us as well. We will be going to the States for part of our journey because we have been watching Little House On the Prairie so we just have to go see Walnut Grove and The Laura Ingalls Museum.

Now some not so great news. I’ve been having some stomach pain since about September. I just finished up a bunch of tests and it turns out the culprit for all this pain is severe acid reflux. Not sure what my next steps are I have to wait and speak to my surgeon.

Well I guess that’s all the updating I have for today. But here’s a picture of the pod being packed 🙂