Things I LOVE about Canada
1. Timbits- Sour cream glazed, cherry and chocolate donut holes from Canada's beloved Tim Hortons. It is sort of like a Dunkin Donuts, with cheap coffee and yummy fresh baked goods. We typically refer to our kids as Timbits :)
2. Roll Up- It's Rooooolllllllll Uuuuuupppppp Time makes all of us run to the nearest Timmy's to purchase coffee so that we can roll up the rim of the cup to see if we have a winner (seriously it is a holiday here). Last year I won a free coffee!
3.Lululemon- I firmly believe that God himself is a Vancouverite and designed this store with me in mind. Lululemon pants, while pricey, are the most amazing thing for us girls who have larger, ummmm "ass"ets.
4. Summer- Vancouver Island has a nine month rainy season that begins in fall and end in spring. The three months of 70-80 degree sunny days are absolutely gorgeous, welcome and loved.
5. Horses- Eric Lamaze, Ian Millar, Team Millar, Northern Dancer, Cavalia, The Canadian Breed, Greenhawk, Spruce Meadows: What is not to love about these famous Canadian riders, horses, breeds and places?
6. Local Food- It is very popular to try to eat local here. Our family has participated in the "Vancouver Island Diet" since living here, where we try to eat only food produced on the Island. We also are a shareholdr for a CSA farm and get fresh produce weekly form a local working farm. Our diets have gotten so much better since most restaurants even try to keep their menu local! It is better for our bodies and better for the environment to eat fresh whole local foods!
7. Homeschool- I LOVE that we are in an area that is so accepting to homeschool. I had no idea there were so many styles out there and I have friends who all homeschool differently. I would consider us Eclectic Homeschoolers because I pick and choose so many different things from every style to suit our needs and wants. If we had not had the opportunity to live here, I am sure I would either be homeschooling out of a book with set and times and activities (and hating it) or would have put the kids back into public school by now (and hated it). I love that Canada considers the parents as the one who knows the best course of action in education and up bringing of their children.