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Weekend Snapshots

Wd had one main highlight of our weekend – the Polar Express train! Which was absolutely amazing. Worth every penny!

PJ photos beforehand!

We took the train Saturday night – its an hour drive from where we live. You are pre assigned seats which is really nice so there is no rush to get on. On each coach you have actors that sing and dance the entire time – you are served hot chocolate in souvenir mugs and cookies. Everyone gets their “golden ticket” souvenir as well!

Around half way you go through the North Pole portal and everything outside is decorated:

On the way back Santa visits (the train stops in the North Pole to let him on) and gives each kid a bell ornament.

I have to say it was by the far the best activity we have done with the girls and so much fun for everyone!

Other than that it was the usual weekend plus some organizing and new shelves in the girl’s closets to do so. We planned to go skating but the wind was a tad chilly so instead we organized. Avery is a mini hoarder and tries to keep everything so thankfully we got that under control a bit too!

I can hardly believe it is the week before Christmas! I still have wrapping to do this week but other than that I am ready!


Foodie Friday

Happy Friday! The highlight of our week was taking an afternoon off to finish up a few small gifts then picking up the girls from dayhome, taking them to their favourite pizza place (Famoso) then to look at the city hall lights:

Saturday – Pancakes & turkey bacon –>late lunch/early supper before our train ride!

Sunday – Spinach and Turkey Meatballs & quinoa pasta – Budget Bytes

Monday – Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup & biscuits – Damn Delicious 

Tuesday – Thai Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl – My Fresh Perspective 

Wednesday – Sheet Pan Fajita Rice Bowls – As Easy As Pie

Thursday – Greek Chicken Wraps & sweet potato fries

Friday – Fish Tacos

This weekend we have tickets to go on a “Polar Express” train ride with Santa! And we are still being spoiled with the weather so will probably get outside lots too!


Weekend Snapshots

Another December weekend in the books! And only a couple weeks until the big day!

Friday night was my Christmas party. It was low-key and a blast! I had one too many drinks though and felt it the next day 😉

We had our community holiday event this weekend, it was so much fun! We had a wagon and horses, Santa, hot chocolate, music… Top photos courtesy of Richelle Hansen Photography. 

My boss was actually Santa – which Avery realized right away but kept quiet thankfully!

Sunday morning we did more baking…three hours later we finished! Which worked out good since it had warmed up a lot outside and meant a warm run for me!

I was actually too warm on my run!

I took some photos for a friend and of course Avery wanted her photos taken as well!

We finished the weekend with a family supper!



Foodie Friday

Happy Friday! Besides from the girls waking up way too early this week we had a good week – I volunteered with work for the city school lunch program, we had a family movie night at Avery’s school and I finished Christmas shopping!

After bath crazies:

How they have so much energy when they are up at 5-5:30am I have no idea!

Saturday – Toasted Veggie Sandwiches & sweet potato fries

Sunday – Bibimbap – Budget Bytes

Monday – Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Asparagus – Cooking Classy

Tuesday – Teriyaki Baked Tofu with rice & broccoli – Garden Grazer

Wednesday – Honey Garlic Salmon, roasted potatoes and broccoli

Thursday – Turkey Taco Burrito Bowls

Friday – Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir-fry – Budget Bytes

Weekend plans include my Christmas party, our community holiday event and possibly Christmas baking!


Weekend Snapshots

It was officially our snowmageddon weekend! It started Friday night and did not stop for almost 48 hours!

We had to travel on the highways which was sketchy at times but we made it! The girls had their first sleepover and everyone survived! They were so excited and did not miss us at all they said 🙂 We had Chad’s Christmas party and we got a photo!

A photo of a photo 😉 I had ordered a new dress but it came and was too big so it was back to one my trusty older ones!

Sunday morning after picking the girls up we went with my family to “Brunch with Santa” – the girls were unsure at first but as soon as Santa asked them to sit with them they melted:

Since the weather was not cold with lots of fresh snow we spent time in the backyard to burn off some energy:

I find winter challenging sometimes as I feel like the girl’s need constant activities to avoid too much TV time which can be tiring. We also made Christmas garlands for the girl’s rooms and made muffins.

Hope everyone had a good weekend!