Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Tomorrow my daughter is turning five. I cannot believe how fast five years has flown by. It seems like just yesterday I was looking at her wrinkled little face for the first time. Smelling her hair and kissing her cheeks for the first time.

She is such a wonderful little person - hilarious and kind, generous and feisty. Her intelligence is staggering, her joy breathtaking. And she is getting so big. She is on the cusp of Big Kid-hood. I am a wee bit torn here - on one hand I am so proud of the person she is becoming. On the other, I miss the chubby thighs and the finger dimples.

They have been replaced by impossibly long legs and bony little elbows.

She is still my snuggle bug and I cherish every moment that my girl wants to be cuddled up in my lap.
Before your child is born it is hard to imagine how much you are going to love them. And then they are born and you can't imagine loving anyone more.

Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!

Friday, August 19, 2011

My mom came for a visit today and with her she brought a photo album of really old family pictures. They were so wonderful! I don't have many pictures of my family but when I was little I remember pouring over these albums full of black and white photos. I had never seen the album she brought with her today. Here are few that I took photographs of:

My grandma and grandpa, great uncle and great aunts - just having some beers...

My Grandma and Grandpa on their wedding day

My Grandpa

I love this picture of my Grandma. My Mom is the one in the snowsuit.

My Mom. Cuteness.
This dress was made for my mom by her grandmother. It was passed down
to me and then to my daughter when she was born.

I practically swooned at the sight of all the gorgeous dresses and fantastic hair dos.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! xo

Monday, August 15, 2011

I am...

...so totally in love with this dress!

The website is amazing too.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday Tune...

...a day late but Shambala happened.
This festival brings at least 10 000 people to our little corner of the world.
Town/work has been bonkers and getting anything done has been challenging. I have pretty much avoided downtown for the past week, with the exception of going to work. Here's hoping things begin to chill out a wee bit.
Today's tune is from the Reverend Horton Heat. He is playing at the Royal on the 1st of September. Gotta make it out to this one!

I love me some Sabbath...

The Mister used to play this song to our daughter while she was in my belly. It would make her wiggle and kick. When he played it for her once she was born, her little face lit up and she started to wiggle in time. How could I not include this song!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011