Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mr Awesome

makes me happy.

Happy birthday to our sweet little nephew Evan!

You have brought endless amounts of love and light to our lives and are so very blessed to share our time here on planet earth with you.

All our love.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sounds Of Summer

make me happy.

I'd like to make note that; we listened Van Morisson's album Veedon Fleece probably one hundred and twenty times over the past two season.

Specifically the song Comfort You did just that, over and over again.

But today, on this - the first day of summer, I'm feeling ready for a new daily anthem.

Kinky Reggae, anyone?


Thursday, June 20, 2013

The View From The Crow's Nest

makes me happy.

Run a shot across the bow - Captain Jack is turning four and all fellow buccaneers are invited over to celebrate!

Blow me down - it was a good one!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Picking Up A Shovel And Standing Post

makes me happy.

Life here at the Urban Cottage works as well as it does because we all try to live without ego.

Three different families; three different ways of doing things.  

Each way right for it's the respective family.

Live and let live.

I think you get it.

Having said that, it would be false of me to have you believe this ship virtual sails by itself.  It does not.  

And that's what we've got Dad for...

 Master and Controller of The Urban Cottage Priority List.

No joke folks this list is looong!  Constantly evolving, with a lot of moving parts.

"We need eaves troughs cleaned on the ASAP,  the hot tub moved to the other side of the yard and a wall built over here!"

I think you get it. 

There is approximately 30 seconds of resting at the end of the day when Dad's got the family knocking things of the list, but when we finally do kick your feet up for those brief 30 seconds and take a look around at the awesomeness of it all, there is no denying...

We want him on that list.  We need him on that list!

He is our Col. Nathan Jessup.

For that I say 'thank you,' and will be on my way.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

All That Rain

makes me happy.

Say what you will about the rainy June we've experienced here in Toronto,

what I'll say is - it's soooo green!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ending With A Roll In The Hay To The Sound of The Rain

makes me happy.

Kev and I were both pretty tired last night and by the time we had got the girls in bed and sat down for dinner ourselves we were both having a really hard time connecting and our conversations kept edging toward the brink of disaster.

Frustrated and exhausted I'm sure there were moments we both considered clearing our plates and calling it a night.

Instead we dug out the shit of the conversation and got back to the funny of it.

Actually a quite simple move to make if both parties are more interested in laughing then they are invested in winning.

Or as my handsome husband, with his wild I've-had-three-really-long-days-of-work hair, so eloquently put it...

"Never stand your ground in the shit."

Friday, June 7, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Million Times Over

makes me happy.

I believe there is value in finding beauty in the repetition of everyday life.