This blog has been such a beautiful outlet for me to share my thoughts and our journey as a family. It began when Chris and I were a young couple, then to the addition of our hound dog hank, to the birth of our daughter and now with baby number two on the way!
Today was a major success for potty training but it definitely was a lot of work. You know those days where everything seems to go wrong? Well, today was one of those days. I needed to remmeber not to give up.
This is a short account of the first day potty training a one year old. Over all I would consider it a success however there was a lot of pee on the floor that needed to be cleaned up. Check out this post to find out the method we're using to potty train our daughter in one week. PS. There are a ton of cute pictures of her in the bath being silly.
My friend Shana from Life as Wife and Mom blog and her two sweet boys met up with us to do our Christmas Card photos. She is so talented! She really captured our silly family moments and made us look good. My favourite thing about these photos are how easy and fun they were to take. Rather than feeling posed and awkward in front of the camera, Shana captured moments of us just being a family.
This past week has been tough. While everyone else was enjoying everything the Christmas holiday entails (turkey dinner, wrapping and opening presents, playing in the snow), we were in and out of the hospital.
Travel has taken its toll on our relationship as well as on our daughter. I feel for those of you who have to hold down the fort while your spouse is away, often times for weeks on end. It's a tough job and I'm so thankful that this past work trip Chris took was the last one.
This year I was able to share our favourite Christmas tradition with four lucky winners by gifting them seasons passes to the Vancouver Christmas market. Chris and I have gone to the market every year since we met and we look forward to it every Christmas.
I always thought that perhaps a relationship is supposed to just "work". You shouldn't ever fight, have differences. They should never make you mad or even make you cry. But after gaining some life experience I honestly call bullshit on that.
August is perfect for heading to outdoor pools. These cooler temperatures mean less crowded pools, more shade and many more pool visits for us! If you don't mind taking the kids out in the evening it's a beautiful time to hit an outdoor pool.
Jane can be seen here sitting on my grandparent's floor eating yet another carrot she picked from their garden. And, of course, a few shots of the work we did there. Chris, my Dad and my Grandpa all working on the deck. One of my favourite shots of my grandpa looking silly at the cam
Initially when we got pregnant and were picturing how life would be with a baby, we always pictured Jane independently sleeping in her own room. Unfortunately for us Jane was diagnosed with Colic early on (You can read about that in this post here). So for us any sort of night time or bed routine was unimaginable.
They've got a great selection of both men's watches as well as women's watches. The watch I'm wearing in the photos is zebra wood and champagne. I've got my eye on another one I'd like for next summer? It's zebra wood and pink. So cuuuute!