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Merry Christmas

With it being my first day of Christmas holidays (yay for 11 days off!) I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. And thank you all for reading and supporting this blog & little hobby of mine.

I will be back after Christmas to share ours with you but in the meantime I am enjoying some family times ๐Ÿ™‚


Foodie Friday

This was on of our first normal weeks in a bit! We had no evening plans all week! It also flew by being a short work week. The snow has continued to fall here so I think we are in for a long winter… We spend a lot of time playing in the playroom these days, it had been a neglected room until now so I am glad the girls love it.

The girls also had their 18 month and 4 year old shots which went okay. Being that Avery was more aware of the needle now she panicked a bit when she saw the needle this time.

Since there is nothing else exciting from our week I will jump into meal planning! Oh and my favourite from last week? Greek turkey tacos!

Saturday – Salmon burgers & kale caesar salad

Sunday – Chicken Pot Pie soup & biscuits – Skinny Taste

Monday –ย Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls – Dinner at the Zoo

Tuesday – Gourmet Mac & Cheese and roasted broccoli

Wednesday – Smokies, Perogies & salad

Thursday – Turkey Lettuce Wraps – Eat Youself Skinny

Friday – Tuna Wraps & fries

This weekend is the city hall park lighting – always a favourite event of mine to go to! Besides that I am crossing my fingers for a mild Sunday morning so we can get out for a run ๐Ÿ™‚


Family Photos 2017

Family photos for me are a yearly necessity. I find myself more behind the camera than in photos so capturing us all together in more than one photoย  is important.

This year I wanted photos done in Canmore, it is one of our favourite places and so beautiful! We had our photos early October and here that means it could be 15 and sunny or -15 and snowing. So the 2 degree weather seemed like an okay compromise with Mother Nature.

Once we got to Canmore it was between sunny and cloudy with a cold wind, then as we got out to go and meet Whitney some snow started to fall!

The girls are troopers in cold weather but one thing they hate? The wind – just like me. And it was windy. So we made a change of plans and went into the trees more for shelter. The girls did great the first little bit but when we tried to go up to the bridge they were less thrilled. That then carried into the rest of the shoot. But I told myself that photos with a one and three year old would be what they would so we rolled with it.

Avery -I am jealous of how photogenic she is!

Whitney is nothing short of amazing and made it work – and I could not be more happy with the final photos! Even the tears made for great photos – sorry Chloe ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was super cute that Chloe got upset and Avery went to hug her:

When all either girl wanted was me to hold them and Avery would not let go of her blanket – mom fail for letting is tag along!

Mom life in one photo:

Chad finally got smiles from Miss. Serious with tickles:

Us trying our hardest to get the girls to have fun:

Avery was super impressed ๐Ÿ˜‰

You would never know the girls were crying at our legs in this photo:

I have already ordered a million prints, trying to narrow done what ones I want as canvases and then I have to pick the ones for our Christmas cards!


Weekend Recap

And just like that we have two days of October left! There is still no snow outside so fingers it crossed says that way for a couple more weeks ๐Ÿ˜‰


We had Avery’s playschool Halloween party. She is being a vampire this year which shocked us that she was not a princess but she said she had to be something spooky ๐Ÿ˜‰

Not too spooky ๐Ÿ˜‰

All the other girls were princesses and I thought she might be upset but she did not care, only when someone called her Batgirl – then she snapped “a vampire” back haha.

Friday night my Mom, my brother’s girlfriend, Avery and I headed to the craft sale. Avery did some shopping damage but we did find some gifts too!

Some of our haul:


We started our day with the last swim lesson and both girls did great. Avery will repeat this lesson since she missed doing a few things (like wearing a life jacket) which is fine since I would have her repeat regardless. Hopefully in Arizona we get lots of pool time in!

After errands and nap time we headed out for flu shots. Avery was fine with it and I thought for sure last minute she would loose it. But nope, she chatted to the nurse, watched her prep the needles while holding her sleeve down for the needle. She is oddly obsessed with needles and anything medical related so this is not usual for her. She took the needle without a tear or whine which earned her Smarties ๐Ÿ˜‰ Chloe let out one scream and that was about it. Lets hope immunizations in a few weeks go as good!

We did a couple park stops on the way home, one a new barrier free playground and the other to go down a big slide:

We did not do much that night, watched a movie and headed to bed early!


I woke up to howling wind and saw it was 50km/hr gusts so there went our run outside. Instead we both did treadmill runs, me at home and Chad at the gym.

On Chad’s way home he stopped for some treats, coffee and cinnamon buns – I had been craving cinnamon buns for days!

I went a little stir crazy not getting out all day but we kept busy with my Grandma visiting, finishing my dresser, playing in sensory bins, baking brownies and carving pumpkins with my Mom, brother and his girlfriend.

Chloe was a tad crazy all day – I seriously need to find a way she can burn off energy this winter!

Finished pumpkins, carving with Chloe around was a challenge ๐Ÿ˜‰



Foodie Friday

Not too much to share from our week but a couple highlights:

Supper out with my Mom and the girls Tuesday night, nothing fancy (McDonalds haha) but it was nice not to cook and clean!

Getting our family photos back from Whitney!ย Our session quickly turned into a lifestyle session which I was a-okay with and LOVE the photos!

This one melts my heart. Chloe got upset and Avery instantly rushed to hug her.

I will share more soon!

And as always these two goofs:

So last week we had all vegetarian suppers and here are some thoughts of ours:

  • Suppers took way less time to cook!
  • Chad never complained – though he was out one night for supper and had fish
  • I did not miss meat.

This is not something we will do often, we typically like to have two vegetarian meals a week and will stick with that.

Saturday – Greek Kale Quinoa Salad & Smokies – Chef Savy

Sunday – Kale Turkey Pasta Bake – ifoodreal

Monday– Grilled Chicken Caesar Wraps & sweet potato fries

Tuesday – Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos – Belle of the Kitchen

Wednesday – Pizza night

Thursday – Easy Shrimp Fried Rice – Damn Delicious

Friday – Black Bean burgers & roasted cauliflower

Weekend plans include our last swimming lessons, flu shots (yay – haha), and pumpkin carving!