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Weekend Recap

Our heat wave continued all weekend long – nobody can say we did not have a good summer this year!


I took the day off since I had a couple appointments and my mother-in-law was visiting from B.C. I had a pedicure in the morning and a hair appointment in the afternoon = day made. In between we went for lunch and took the girls to a park/spray park area but neither wanted in their bathing suits.

Not even sure what we did that night now! I think it must’ve been an early bedtime ๐Ÿ™‚


We escaped kid free to do our grocery shopping thanks to Grandma!

We spent the afternoon our at Ellis Bird Farm for their festival with my mother-in-law, my mom, Grandma, Chad’s Grandma and Aunt!

It was hot but the girls had fun, we saw goats, chickens, fished for minnows, built a birdhouse and other crafts too!

Just realized I made it in no photos – fail!

We got home to a finished patio in our backyard! We had landscapers start Friday after work and work their butts off to get it done in 10 hours, so happy with it! This is probably all we will get done this year and finish the rest next year:

Later I headed to a stagette, we did a paint night at a friend’s house then supper.

We called it a night at 11pm – mom life ๐Ÿ˜‰


Thanks to Grandma again we escaped for a run without the girls! 20km was on the agenda and it was humid! We stopped at 10km, got more water and tossed some on our face which helped a ton. But by 20km we were done.

I thought we might go for a bike ride or the spray park for the afternoon but with storm warnings in place we stuck around home.

I finally broke my camera out for a few photos – I have to do this more!

And that was our weekend!


Weekend Recap

I cannot believe it is August 15th! I love summer but fall is my favourite so I am already a tad excited for that. As well this week marks my half way point in my maternity leave – SO crazy!


We went out to Ellis Bird Farm with my Grandma. Long story short, we were there still at nap time and that did not go over well for anyone. But Avery still had a ton of fun, from petting goats and catching minnows (with her bare hands – YUCK).

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That afternoon we returned some stuff to Old Navy, and tried to find some things for myself which was a fail. I feel like all their clothes doubled in size or the styles are really baggy. Even Avery said “too big, maybe not Mom” to everything I tried on. Boo.

A beautiful evening called for a walk and park trip:



My brother hooked us up with Netflix so after the girls were in bed we watched The Do Over which turned out to be a good movie.


We made an early trip to the market and once I got there I remembered the hummus guy was not there ๐Ÿ™ Avery got mini donuts and picked out flowers for her Grandma since it was her birthday party later on.

Oh and total Mom win – I semi did her hair with a cute side braid. This is a big deal to me, I cannot do hair whatsoever so this made my day:


The rest of our Saturday was filled with parties, first a friend’s daughter turned one and then Chad’s step-mom turned 60.


It was a great afternoon and evening and by the time we got home it was after 9pm so we called it a night!


My training plan called for a long run of 18km, I told Chad he and the girls did not need to join for all but he was up for it so off we went. We had no idea how far to go and when to turn around so we ended up doing 19.92km! Poor Chad pushed the girls up the massive hill (below) and then I made him take a photo with me at the top, wife of the year ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I was SO proud of Chad and the girls – such great training partners!

Our Sunday was then filled with garage organizing now that our shed is built, house chores and having my Mom for supper – and no photos!