Showing posts from May, 2015

7 Years Married

To my man, Happy 7th Anniversary xo It’s really hard to believe 7 years have passed by so quickly, and how much we’ve accomplished together in these 7 years. It hasn’t always been smooth-sailing, but honestly what good team has every had anything easy… The bond between us grows stronger every year. We’ve learned together what compromise, understanding and patience truly means xox A 1-mile race at City Hall, a drafting clinic, 10+ people crashing the night, bbq, tri clinic in winter-type weather, dance class, dance rehearsal, 7th birthday party, surprise semi-retirement party for my mom, team photo shoot in our living room and roast dinner at my parents… all packed into our anniversary weekend. This is our life! and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I can’t wait for tomorrow to celebrate our “day,” even if it is a day late this year. Love you babe xo

 A perfect day, 7 years ago

One of my favourites from our day

Elena’s Day

Thinking of my beautiful mother-in-law today on her name day, with a loving cheers with my man to her at lunch.  Happy Elena Day to all the Elena’s, Elene’s, Ellen’s, Eleni’s, Eleanor’s, Eleonora’s, Eleonor’s, Nora’s, Marilena’s and Lena’s (aka Selena in our house!)

May Long-Weekend 2015

Our Victoria Day Long-Weekend was filled with all my very favourites!!!  Family, friends, drinks, baseball, swimming, new trampoline, biking, picnic, park, beach, water guns, camping, cousin, papa nana, bbq, neighbours, gardening, tanning.  I love it and needed it!!!  Have I ever said I love my city?!  All of this awesomeness was done at our front door!Annika improved her ball skills tenfold, Selena beat the boys in a water gun fight, James mastered his duck face and I drank wine xoxHere are some pics I threw together with my new slideshow software!!

Annika’s 1st Baseball Game–Minor Mite

This deserves it’s own post….!  A little story of Annika’s very first baseball game of her life.We showed up thinking a practice was going to happen before the game…. we were wrong….  With minutes to the start, we casually roll in.  Meet the coach and the umpire announces the game is going to begin.  The coach had Annika at the top of the batting order!  (keep in mind, Annika has never actually played a game of baseball… she played blastball 3 years ago… which didn’t include playing an official game on a diamond)  Annika hasn’t held a bat in 3 years and has never really properly swung a bat.  She didn’t even know what the home plate was!  I thought she was going to refuse to go…. but!… brave little Annika marched up to the plate, I had her swing a few times and showed her where her feet go.  So there is… little Annika in her stance, staring at her coach who is about to throw the ball to her from the pitching mound (also keep in mind that Annika never played t-ball, just jumped right i…

Mother’s Day

Could not have asked for a better Mother’s Day!  I love my family so much!  I think this is the hottest Mother’s Day that I can remember, which added to the awesomeness of the day!We dragged my mom out to all-you-can-eat sushi at Cherry Blossoms, then back to papa nana’s to play some Frisbee with papa, hang with Levi, David and Jenn for a bit, then to pick up some baseball gear for Annika’s first game of the season on Tuesday, then back home to play ball, play monopoly, watch some Frozen, play in the rain, plant some flowers – all combined with lots of smiles, giggles, hugs and kisses.  I loved today!I’m so proud and lucky to have the two most beautiful girls inside and out to call my daughters, I love them beyond comprehension.  I also feel so fortunate to celebrate this day with my mom every year.  She truly is the best!To top off the day, Nana in the sun made her appearance  – after attempting many, many shots, trying to sink the soccer ball in the basket (flower pot)in our backyar…

10 Things…

I couldn’t imagine a life without my kids xo  10 very accurate parenting advice in this short video - Watch to the end ♥

Springtime things with Timmie

My early Mother’s Day Gift – A perfect fit for our BJASE GardenBeautiesBest-Friends Forever“Mommy….????”Selena and I spontaneously signed up for Run For Mom 5k – Selena did the 1mile fun run with uncle Dave who made a surprise visit with Levi!Fastest 5k run in 10 years! FocusSeriously.. how cute is she???  She was the youngest runner by double her age…