Monday, March 24, 2014

Hot Tubs, High Park, And Hearing The Fire

makes me happy.

While March continues to be cold, cold , cold here in Toronto, we've still managed to fit in lots of fun, fun, fun!

Between hot tubbing with the girls,

and the seeing the babies...

and climbing the castles...

in High Park,

to getting in full costume,

and heading out to

hear one of our favourite bands,

Arcade Fire,



to be

good, good, good.

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Tight Squeeze

makes me happy.

If I am able to teach the girls how to give and receive love, all day, everyday, then I believe I will have nailed my job as a mother - yes?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Working With What We Got

makes me happy.

In less warm and sunny news,

Toronto has continued to provide....

absolutely perfect...

snowman making weather!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Smiles, Sunshine, and Sand

make me happy.

My little Stevie still likes to get up early.  Even on vacation.  And by early, I mean, like, pitch black early.

The awesome part about this was that I was always able to secure chairs by the pool AND the beach before the sun even began to rise.

Which was something I kind of forgot was going to happen until...

I actually witnessed it happening.

So silly, right?  But true!

The sun would crest the horizon, my breath was taken away, and gratitude would washed over me.

Forever, and always, it will be the simple things in life that blow my mind.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Nine Years of Routine

makes me happy.

While we certainly weren't sticking to a hard and fast schedule while on vacation, I still did find it useful to fall into some sort of daily routine to keep the things humming along nicely.

For us, that routine shaped up something like; Chris would get up in the morning, go have her morning tea, enjoy her book and the morning breeze in the courtyard while we wrestled the kids out of bed and into some clothes.

We'd all meet for breakfast and then Chris would take the girls to play in the park or go for a morning swim.

Kev and I would divide that hour alone together between the room (7 minutes) and...

the espresso bar (53 minutes).

Talk about gratitude that my husband, on this, our 9th wedding anniversary, still wants to spend 7 minutes alone in the room together with me EVERY.  SINGLE.  DAY.

Lucky girl, indeed.

And then really,

after that part of the daily routine was nailed...

it was a...

a free for all!

Until 4:30,

when we'd usually end our day...

by the beach bar,

soaking in the magic light.

Who doesn't love magic?