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A high of the week was the wonderful weather we’ve been having! While it’s supposed to cool off today, the girls and I have been taking advantage of the heat and heading to the splash park and pool to cool down. The fresh air has been wonderful for them as well, so I have no complaints!

A low of the week was Campbell eating something in the backyard and he’s been hacking and gagging trying to cough it up for the past two days. It’s gross to listen to but I’m certain it’s nothing serious as he’s eating and drinking normally.

Also, our power went out for 6 hours Sunday night and the anxiety of wondering when it would come back on made me have the worst sleep ever.

An internet find I loved was Walk off the Earth’s acoustic version of Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You.” Their work is always amazing and this project did not disappoint! Video below. You’re welcome.

The best money I spent was on a new e-book. I just finished reading The Hate U Give (review goes up on Monday) so I decided to tackle something lighter and read When Life Gives You Lululemons. (Has anyone else read this one? Love it? Hate it?)

My favourite Isla and/or Norah moment was Isla “passing” her eye exam with flying colours! Our optometrist said her eyesight is excellent and she has no issues whatsoever with her sight, and Kyle and I couldn’t be happier!

A song that has been stuck in my head is “Baby Shark.” It’s silly and ridiculous and SO DANG CATCHY I CAN’T STAND IT.

My notable meals of the week were probably the Greek potatoes I made Wednesday for dinner. I’ve been hankering for them for a while now so I decided to brave the oven being on in the summer (thank goodness for air conditioning) and make them!

My plans for the weekend are resting up for the Kamloops Marathon on Sunday! It will be a family affair as Isla’s running the 3km distance, I’m doing the 8km, Kyle’s tackling the half-marathon, and Kyle’s stepdad will be shooting for a Boston Marathon qualifying time for the full marathon. Wish us luck!!

What are your weekend plans?

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A high of the week was doing the Boogie the Bridge on Sunday, for sure! I seriously cannot rave enough about this fun community event and I’m already planning on stepping up my distance for next year.

A low of the week was non-existent! The sun has been shining and I have no complaints.

An internet find I loved was this video of a dolphin bodychecking a paddleboarder:

The best money I spent was on a prescription for over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream. Hurray for allergies!

My favourite Isla and/or Norah moment was being able to walk to get Isla from school and letting both her and Norah play on the playground to get some of the beans out. Norah just adores playing with Isla and all her friends, and some of them even have little siblings Norah’s age. Seeing their friendships develop is adorable.

Also, Norah put her bathing suit on at 7:30 in the morning on Tuesday – backwards. It was hilarious and impressive at the same time, and she reminded me of Borat, lol!

A song that has been stuck in my head is “No Excuses” by Meghan Trainor. I don’t even know why.

My notable meals of the week were the summer rolls I made for lunch on Tuesday. I made so dang many that I had them for lunch on Wednesday too.

My plans for the weekend are visiting with friends tonight, picking up a couple of games on slo-pitch on Saturday, going out for a birthday dinner and a movie Saturday night, and yoga Sunday morning!

Happy Friday, friends, and May the 4th be with you! ;)


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A high of the week was the fact that it was a short one! Today is Good Friday and there’s no school, which is great because it was a busy week for us. Isla now has swimming lessons twice a week, as well as dance, plus she had two birthday parties to go to after swimming… So needless to say the break today is welcomed by her with open arms!

A low of the week was that I had to write a final exam yesterday and I didn’t feel great leaving it. I’m sure I’m over thinking it, but still. #doomandgloom

Also, it snowed on Tuesday, so that was just wonderful.

An internet find I loved was not necessarily an internet find but an Instagram one. I’m obsessed with those dorky story templates and cannot get enough of them, lol. It reminds me of high school so I’m reliving all those wonderful days.

The best money I spent was on the used patio conversation set we found on Kijiji. Other than some sun fading (it grew up in Grand Prairie where the land is flat and the sun is ruthless), it’s in awesome shape! I can’t wait to enjoy my morning coffee out on the deck when/if it gets warm.

My favourite Isla and/or Norah moment was seeing how well Isla seems to be doing in swimming lessons. I moved her into the “big kid” lessons and it’s giving me all the feels.

A song that has been stuck in my head is “Pray for Me” by The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar. Really, it’s the beat more than anything, but still.

My notable meals of the week were the sausages I barbecued on Tuesday… in the snow. Now tell me I’m not Canadian, lol

My plans for the weekend are going to an Easter dinner tonight at Kyle’s mom’s, *hopefully* taking the Christmas lights down at some point, “Easter Bunnying” on Sunday (egg hunt, baskets, etc.), and since there’s no school on Monday, going to the Wildlife Park for Easter festivities with my mom.

Happy Easter, everyone! Do you hide Easter eggs for your kids? Real, dyed eggs or plastic, treat-filled ones?