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Category Archives: LIFESTYLE JOURNAL

our day in pictures.

/1. a healthy start is always a good one./2. liked this out-of-focus view … the colors!/3. a special little friend we hung out with today./4. the gold medallions everywhere these days./5.

happy weekend.

“In all your ways acknowledge Him [God], and He will keep your path straight.”  Psalm 3:6 pic pix: on a river walk, Calgary, AB, August.2013

happy weekend.

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it from you.”  B.B. King pic pix: Judah taking in the sites at Butterfield Acres, Bearspaw, AB, July.2013

happy weekend.

“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”  Winston Churchill I love this little boy so much.  I feel more, hurt more, laugh more…all

happy weekend.

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”  Helen Keller. pic pix: pics from last year’s camping – Juju’s grown so much!, K-Country campsite, Jul, 2

our {weekend} in pictures.

1. it’s so cool how God made the colors of food so beautiful. 2. this boy’s a-running these days. 3. sage & blackberry water … subtle, but so nice. 4. peonies –

happy weekend.

summer watermelon luvin’ from Sarah Nadine Arsenault on Vimeo. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.”  Amelia Barr pic pix: juju enjoying his watermelon slice,

happy weekend.

“Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.” ~Mignon McLaughlin pic pix: this little lion man making us laugh today – he’s

happy weekend.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ~Dr. Seuss pic pix: oh the joy this little lion man brings, taken this morning, at

happy weekend.

“Each day provides it’s own gifts.” ~Marcus Aurelius pic pix: judah taking yet another moment to check himself out in the mirror, today at

thoughts. things.

Cold Break I took an unexpected hiatus from blogging this week because of a stinkin’ cold that is hanging on ever so slightly.  Thankfully, Judah nor Matt got it and I’m almost

our day in pictures.

1. morning coffee with a special friend.2. & 3. amazing smells coming from this place! 4. why is toilet paper so fascinating for wee hands?!5. a beautiful day for a walk … the

happy weekend.

“A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow pic pix: Judah loves

happy {long} weekend.

“Some thoughts are so profound, so weighty, you just scratch your head.  It takes a very sophisticated person to scratch their feet at times like that…” ~Benson

dear switzerland … i’ll be back.

Almost 4 years ago, a friend and myself met up with some family (both her side and mine) in random spots within Switzerland, France, & Germany.  A quick trip, it was.  But SO

hope you had a happy weekend.

We had such a busy week and it had been a while since we’ve seen our Rockies – that kind of combo called for a drive out to Elbow Falls today.  I’m so happy we had a

happy weekend.

“There are only two ways to live your life.   One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein pic pix: his life is a

our day in pictures.

1. fruit juiced & avocado, healthy start = best start / 2. still enjoying last week’s flowers / 3.&4. a walk with the cousins / 5. catch me if you can / 6. a bit of

happy weekend.

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter…” ~E.E. Cummings pic pix: my laughing boy, 25.Jan.2013, at home

happy weekend.

“I have no special talent … I am only passionately curious.” ~Albert Einstein~ pic pix: one curious boy out for coffee w/mama, 12.Jan.2013, Calgary, AB

happy weekend.

“I have but one life to give to adventure…” ~Alexander Eliot pic pix: Judah latest adventure is ‘walking’ (love his “look-at-me” look!), 11.Jan.2013

‘simply’ have a happy weekend.

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~ pic pix: Juju having fun with the folded laundry,

our day in pictures.

1. toys kind of remind me of christmas / 2. deckin’ the halls with chalkboard walls (work in progress…i ran out of chalk!) / 3. the eye of the trunk seen on our

our day in pictures

1. healthy, juicy start. 2. somebody LOVES to make the bed! 3. & 4. a little bit of project time. 5. layers.6. & 7. winter boulevard walk.8. playtime.9. prep for dinner

our day in pictures

1. snowy morning.2. sweater kind of day.3. a pattern I love.4. telling stories.5. making pear sauce.6. tortilla soup & crossword.7. music before bed.

{a smidget of} our day in pictures

1. friendly kisses with a special amiga. 2. words. 3. seems i can’t properly dress myself these days … wrong buttons done up. 4. bringing mid-day coffees to papa. 5. creating

our day in pictures

1. morning light, morning fun. 2. thrift store finds. 3. sprouts comfort food. 4. apple picking. 5. not sure if we really like apple picking. 6. lovin bath time. 7. home-made

our weekend in pictures

Moments from our labour day weekend … 1. niece & nephew love2. trying out the new mattress3. the makings of holy-moly, guacamole4. these lil ‘men’ crack me up5.

our day in pictures

1. the darndest, cutest little boy around2. afternoon read with an afternoon coffee3. summer afternoon thunderstorm4. someone loves their suce5. cute baby fingers6. never-ending

dear NYC … i’ll be back!

It was September 2010 … I was still working for United Airlines when I went on a few excursions.  One with m’love, my Dad, my Mom-Sister-Auntie.  All SO fun! Was thinking about

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