Today marks Kyle and I’s 15th year of togetherness, or in other terms, our “dativersary.” It’s hard to believe that we’ve been with one another for nearly half our lives, but I couldn’t ask for a better person to share all life’s experiences with.

I love you, darling! Thank you for your persistence all those years ago. You were absolutely the best choice from my lack of options!*

Here’s to many, many more! <3




*This is clearly a joke ;)


Weekend Update

My goodness. I hope that wherever you are, you have less snow than we do! (And I’m jealous!) Here’s what we got up to on this wintery weekend:

The snow had started falling on Thursday, but on Friday it was still blowing around because of the wind and causing a mess. After I took Isla to school Norah and I pretty much just hung out at home and stayed warm. When she went down for her nap I did my best to clear the sidewalk of snow, and it was exhausting! The sun came out for a little bit but really, it didn’t make things any better. Oh, and I caught whatever cold Isla had brought home from school. Yay!


Taken around 5pm Thursday. By Friday you couldn’t see the chairs at all.

Kyle, his uncle, and stepdad went out for breakfast and then to a rye tasting, and I headed downtown to attend a barre class! I’ve been to one before, but it was way before Norah was even born, so when the opportunity attend came up I jumped on it! The great thing was that the place has childminding, so I was able to bring the girls with me and they just played during the hour I was working my butt off! The class was AWESOME, even though my legs and arms are now screaming at me.

After Norah’s nap we trekked outside so I could snap a few quick photographs for our Christmas cards! I have to admit, I almost opted not to take photos and to just throw school pics of the girls inside generic cards, but I’ll keep doing things this way until the girls get older and complain about it, heh heh.

We ordered pizza for dinner and the girls got ready for bed early and ended up watching a bit of Despicable Me 2 on tv before I kicked them to bed. Kyle and I switched the channel to Jack Reacher, but we were both so knackered from physical activity (barre class, shovelling snow) that we headed to bed by 10:30. Parrrrrty animals!

Time change is the biggest load of BS to ever exist. Norah, who’s almost always up before the sun, stayed true to her routine and woke up at what to her was 5:30am, but in reality it was 4:30. Oh, and she was crying that she was hungry. Joy to me! I grabbed her an apple and we hung out in her room watching Paw Patrol on the iPad until about 7am. Then it was time for breakfast. And coffee. So. Much. Coffee. 

I eventually headed out with the girls to pick up some groceries and then we went down to my mom’s to visit for a bit. The roads are SO bad, it’s scary. I don’t think I’ve ever seen our hill in such bad shape, I pretty much don’t want to leave it unless I absolutely have to. 

We came home and just hung out until it was time for the usual dinner/bath/bed routine! 

 That’s about it for our weekend, what did you get up to? 


Thought Dump Thursday

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  • Baseball is over for the season, but I’m sure many MLB fans are well aware of a certain player from a certain team making a certain gesture from his dugout during the World Series. It happened to be caught on camera (asย everything is these days), and he’s being suspended from five games for it. Oh, at the beginning ofย next season though, when wins or losses aren’t as critical. I’m having a hard time accepting this as a punishment, not the length of the suspension, but the time of it. Would we punish our kids for being an asshole five months after the fact? Nooooope, so why should it be any different for adults?
    (Full disclosure: I was cheering for that player’s team to win the World Series, but by no means am I voicing my opinion based on team preference.)
  • How did you choose who to invite to your wedding? I know everyone has a different process on deciding who does and does not get invitations, but how do you decide? And have you everย not been invited to a wedding you thought for sure you’d be asked to attend? This has happened to me and I thought I was over it but … #bitter.
  • The school Isla goes to asked that the kids wear orange and black on Halloween day instead of their costumes, the reason being is that in the past, costumes get wrecked or accessories get lost, resulting in phone calls to the school by parents looking for items or getting mad because their kid’s costume is ruined for trick or treating. As much as I loved dressing up for school on Halloween when I was a kid, I can also understand where the school is coming from. The teachers cannot be blames for wrecked costumes, and it’s unfair to them to be held responsible. Is it an example of one person “ruining” an event for all? Possibly, and I can’t help but be a little annoyed by it all. In all fairness though, the PAC hosted a Halloween family dance last Thursday where kids could dress up in their costumes, so it’s not like the school is banning Halloween altogether.
  • More holiday thoughts – do you wait until after Remembrance Day/Veteran’s Day to bust out the Christmas lights and decorations? Personally, it’s against my morals to turn on my lights before November 11, and I don’t decorate until December 1. I do, however, put my lights up in October while it’s still warmish because frostbitten fingers are no fun!!

That’s all for today, so here’s a question just for fun:ย What’s your favourite Halloween treat?