Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

We had a great weekend filled with lots off food, family, snow and some snow!


I think I worked out once the girls were in bed and probably worked on my dresser more – I finished both night tables and am onto the dresser!


We slept in until 7:45am. got ready and headed to Canmore for the day to get family photos done. We first had lunch at Communitea (our fav!), Chloe stealing all the food:

Then we met Whitney for photos and a few snowflakes started to fall! Besides some wind the weather was not bad at all though. The girls only lasted 30 minutes then wanted me to just hold them – fun times!

You can see their excitement in this photo – I promise it was not as bad as they look here!

After we stopped at the candy store and for coffee and headed home. It was short and sweet trip! But beautiful as ever:

Chad and I watched Baby Driver that night which I thought was just okay.


Snow was in the forecast but with partially sunny skies we headed out for a run, a few kilometers in my mom texted “are you running in this?” I thought weird, why would we not! I looked up to see a blizzard heading right at us – it was so crazy! We ran in snow for 10 minutes maybe before the sun came back out.

Our afternoon was spent prepping for Thanksgiving supper, eating too much food with my family.

The girls love to wear their dresses so we take any excuse to wear fancier ones!

Too much food:

We watched another movie that night, Chips which I liked a lot more!


A HIIT workout started my day from Fitness Blender – my favourite home workouts these days! We ran errands in the morning then in the afternoon we did Halloween crafts, baked cookies, I painted more, my brother and his girlfriend came over and went for a walk to the park – it was so nice out!

And that is a wrap on our long weekend!


Foodie Friday

So this week we saw snow – too soon! But luckily it melted fast. It was a blur of a week and I am not sure how it is Thanksgiving weekend already! I told myself I would take more photos this week an failed miserably – I took two.

Miss.C working hard on her laptop Monday after work:

And the girls chilling on the couch while I made supper Tuesday – I hate using the TV but it makes cooking supper etc so much easier!

Other than that I was once again thankful for lunch hour workouts since it seems to be the only time I have to workout now, I am working hard on refinishing our bedroom furniture ( two nightstands and our dresser) for a mini bedroom makeover and Wednesday I worked a 12+ hour day – OY.

I have been trying a lot of new recipes lately and had some awesome wins – that chicken pot pie soup from last week – SO good! I love trying new recipes but hate searching for them – meal plan takes me a solid hour these days!

Saturday – Cauliflower Fried Rice – Eat Yourself Skinny

Sunday – Thanksgiving

Monday – Leftovers

Tuesday – Spaghetti & turkey meatballs

Wednesday – Salmon Tacos with mango salsa – Diet Hood

Thursday – Black Bean burgers (Costco) & salad

Friday – Spicy Tuna Avocado Wraps & sweet potato fries – Eat Yourself Skinny

This weekend we have family photos, and we are hosting Thanksgiving – I hope everyone enjoys this weekend with lots of food and family and friends 🙂


Chloe – 18 Months

I don’t know where to begin! But first – how on earth is this girl 18 months?!

Chloe has to be one of the happiest and goofiest kids. All she needs is food and good sleep and all is right in her world.

Her first love is food without a doubt. She eats almost anything she can (still no dairy!) and so far I have only found that she does not like perogies and kidney beans. She eats non-stop, or it feels like she does and there is a 80% chance if she is upset that she is just hungry.

Sleep wise she still naps twice a day on weekends with the naps being 1-2.5 hours each. She sleeps 12+ hours at night – if she can! She will lay in her crib silently until one of us comes to gt her.

I am pretty sure her third favourite is causing trouble, from ripping apart things to bugging Avery it is all fun for Miss.C. She keeps us on our toes every waking minute.

(Pulling A’s hair here…)

I spend a lot of time chasing her down for a variety of reasons while she runs away laughing. A few weeks ago she did this but with her favourite red crayon while hitting everything she could with it. That is Chloe.

She can repeat words really good, but says very few on a daily basis, up, mom, dad, more, yes, no, bye, hi… that is about all. We are working on talking more since she babbles non-stop!

Some of Chloe’s loves:

  • Anything that Avery loves, Chloe loves – which drives Avery nuts usually! I am sure this is something that will only get worse 😉
  • Chloe loves music and will stop and dance at 10 seconds of music no matter where she is.
  • Cuddles might be my favourite thing with Chloe – girl loves cuddles!
  • Climbing, she has started to climb furniture and thinks it is really fun, I do not 😉

Chloe has a shriek like none other and is not afraid to use it – luckily it is usually only at home or in the car she does this! But other than that she is pretty easy going – lets hope this continues into the two’s 😉

This shirt should say “all you need is love & FOOD”…

Happy 18 months Miss.C!



Weekend Recap

How is it October 2nd?! October is my busiest month work wise so I have a love- hate relationship with it. Saying that my posts will be sporadic this month.


I had the day off work but was busy! Starting with Avery’s field trip to the dentist, then my hair appointment and work at our rental house it was 4pm before I knew it.

After supper we went out on a walk as Avery had to collect fall nature items for “homework”. Last minute I grabbed my camera. I was so thankful I did as the light was perfect for photos.

The light made up for my messy kids and the fact that Chloe was screaming almost the whole time.

We watched a couple shows before heading to bed.


We had swimming lessons then went to Costco and did some other errands – exciting times 😉

Our whole day went without a single photo! We had to do the walk through at our rental and by the time we got home it was 4pm. My whole family ended up over for the evening and both girls were on cloud nine the entire time!

It was 9pm when everyone left so we called it a night and headed to bed!


The forecast called for a nasty day so we had planned not to run outside but after we had pancakes it still looked fine so we got ready and headed out for 9km. It was not bad at all and pretty nice!

Avery asked for a pj day so I agreed – we have never done this before! My Grandma came for a visit, I started re-doing our night tables and dresser and we enjoyed the day at home.

Chloe is Miss Helper these days 😉

I needed a quiet day with my busy week ahead!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Foodie Friday

I am actually off work today – YAY! But with a huge to do list, starting with a pre-school field trip, then a hair appointment and getting our rental house ready for a new tenant. Hopefully we finish early and can enjoy some of this weather before it leaves us!

Our week… All week was so nice out. Monday evening Chad suggested skipping baths that night and going for a walk. So happy we did!

Tuesday I worked late, Wednesday I had book club and last night more rental house stuff 😉 So it was busy.

I am so thankful for lunch hour workouts these days, not sure when I would work out if not!

My favourite new lunch hour hang out, My Revolution – post coming soon on this!

Meal planning!

Saturday – Greek Chicken Wraps & sweet potato fries

Sunday – Chicken Pot Pie Soup & biscuits – Gimme Some Oven

Monday – Shrimp Fried Rice – Averie Cooks

Tuesday – Crockpot Chicken Tacos – Belle of the Kitchen

Wednesday – Leftovers for the family since I work late

Thursday – eanut Chicken with Noodles – Averie Cooks

Friday – Italian Chicken Pasta Salad & Garlic toast – Averie Cooks

Weekend plans! I signed up for a race tomorrow morning only to realize it leaves me 10 minutes to get from swimming lessons to the start line and that will not happen so sadly it is out. I will be on the look for another one since I had hoped to run a 10km race this fall. And then we are just getting the final things done at the rental house and I have a longer to do list at home since Sunday looks rainy.

Enjoy your weekends!