Category Archives: Best Of

The Best Of: April 2017

April showers bring May flowers! Baby showers, to be exact, and those little flowers are due any day now. I hosted two baby showers and attended one, so that’s what I’m nick-naming April: baby shower month.

I helped to organize one for my good friend Emily. I left the kids at home and headed out to spend some much needed time with friends – eating food and giving semi-legit parenting advice, sprinkled with hilarious and embarrassing stories about my kids.  Continue reading

The Best Of: September 2016

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So, I have no idea what I did in September. Haha! I have pictures of us from two events: Joseph’s 2nd birthday party, and from when I was testing out a location for Christmas pictures I plan to do with clients in November. I looked back at my Instagram account, and it seems as though we laid pretty low this month. We did a lot of cooking/baking and playground visiting. This makes sense to me since baby #2 was due September 30th. It just seems strange to me because I usually log between 300-600 personal pictures a month…but September only had 100! Continue reading

The Best Of: August 2016

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August. It’s gone already? Probably one of the most intense months for us this summer. So many emotions!

We managed, with a fair bit of success, to bring an almost-2-year-old on a flight to Ottawa for a family wedding. We bought a used Nintendo 3DS, a whole season of Bubble Guppies, new trains and cards, and a ton of candy. With the exception of take off and landing, Joseph managed to keep it together for the flights! Spending five days in Ottawa was no easy feat with a toddler who hasn’t quite figured out sleep yet. We totally gave up on naps, and either let him pass out from exhaustion, or drove him around in the car for an hour. Putting him to bed at night was pretty tough. I had to spend 1-2 hours in bed with him, until he eventually fell asleep in our small double bed. Josh and I would gather as much sleep as we could on the edges of the bed! However, there were some great points about Ottawa. One being spending so much time with Nona. She was really wonderful with Joseph, and even babysat a few nights so Josh and I could go out and spend some time together! We had a chance to visit the Aviation Museum. I was able to visit with a few friends. And of course, we got to see Josh’s sister tie the knot 🙂 All in all, the trip wasn’t terrible. However, we have decided we are on a travel strike as a family for the next little bit. The amount of stress we felt over this trip was astronomical. Both before and during. We love our home, our bed, and our money. We are staying put for a little while 🙂 Continue reading

The Best Of: July 2016

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July has been a pretty happy month! There have been a few low moments, but the overall flavor was good!

The weather has been excellent here. We’ve taken so many opportunities to get outside and explore. Canada Day with my family, beach days, visiting museums, swimming at the Canada Games Centre, trail walking, going to the corner store to get candy, trips to Wal-Mart. Recently at the pool, Joseph started diving in! He counts himself down and then jumps in! Like, fully submerged. It’s so fun to see him do that. I love the idea that he might love the water like I do. Continue reading

The Best Of: June

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June was a lot of fun for us. Joseph and I continued our trend of doing a lot of baking to fit more recipes into our family cookbook. Although, I’m finding it harder to spend so much time on my feet! I am just about to enter my 3rd trimester (28 weeks along already!), and I am starting to feel that familiar “full” feeling.  But, baking is just so fun to do with Joseph. He is always excited to help me in the kitchen! The bane of my existence right now is trying to find the perfect chocolate chip muffin recipe. I just want my chocolate chip muffin to be light and fluffy like they are at Tim Hortons. Is that too much to ask?! I also tried to make an ice cream cake for Canada Day that was a total flop, so I am adding that to my list of recipes I need to rectify. LOL. Continue reading