WILD

Tuesday, October 7, 2014



Last month was the first Wild & Free Conference, started my my friend Ainsley, and I have to say,  I was sad to miss out on going. BUT the good news is Wild & Free now has content bundles that come out monthly that have all sorts of great home schooling and creative goodies I just love. I was so honored to have an essay included in the WILD bundle this month. So check it out if that's your thing! I'd love to know your thoughts. Also, if you want to test the waters, you can get the first content bundle free HERE. Enjoy!

Seven Years

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Happy seven year anniversary to the love of my life! You know when you get married at 20 years old, there are lots of people who will tell you "Don't get married yet, you need to live your life first, then get married." I thought those people were crazy then, but I think they're even crazier now. I love living life with Dan and learning and growing together through it all. Best decision I've ever made!

Let's Record These Memories Shall We

Friday, September 12, 2014


one- post bath baby hair - so so good!

two- rainy day drives, watching crazy lightening storms. I'm always in awe of a lightening storm and in fear of the crazy booms of thunder

three- puddle jumping, the first thing he does once he's out the door is stomp around in any standing water. Later when Eli was asleep I pulled Dan outside to kiss me in the rain, and it was perfect!

four- signs of fall, the first yellow leaf Eli found in our yard

five- evening walks by the river in Canmore, AB when Dan was there for field camp. With the three sister's peaks in the back. Every time we visit Canmore I wish we lived there!

six- all too frequent Target trips

seven- a Saturday morning where Eli woke up way too early for the weekend, so we jumped in the car in our jammies and went for donuts 

Taking Stock 05

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

from our latest Lake Louise trip which i'm vowing now to blog about asap!

Making: lots of fresh pesto with our garden basil - yum!
Cooking: some warm soup for dinner 
Drinking: hot chocolate (we have a warm theme going on since it snowed yesterday- I know, what?!)
Reading: Three Musketeers, we are going through the classics and it's so fun!
Wanting: these perfect jeans!
Looking: forward to the snow melting and having fall 
Playing: peekaboo in the closets with Eli 
Watching: lots of Downton Abbey. Dan finally wanted to watch it so we started from the beginning! 
Sewing: nada
Wishing: I had a beach vacation in my future 
Enjoying: Dan being home from field work 
Waiting: for the Alaska PFD amount to be announced 
Liking: that Eli is signing so well for things 
Wondering: what the next year will bring for us
Loving: my warm comfy bed
Hoping: our new neighbor continues to be so quiet
Marvelling: at the sights we saw in Wateron Lakes National Park 
Needing: to see my family again 
Smelling: the fresh air that comes with new snow
Wearing: warm comfy sweats and my slippers! (I can't stop wearing these!)
Following: the weather report- guys I'm the lamest! 
Noticing: Eli is outgrowing a lot of clothes lately 
Knowing: I always use too many exclamation points when typing and texting 
Thinking: fitbit is the coolest thing ever and I love having all the information overkill it provides me
Bookmarking: the Wild + Free bundles 
Opening: mail is my favorite, it's like Christmas! 
Giggling: when Eli spins in circles until he's so dizzy he falls over and giggles with laugher!
Feeling: way more excited than I probably should that Kate Middleton is pregnant again! 

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014"

The older couple behind us at church said he looked like a hipster. I have no words haha. Below is a less blurry iPhone shot where I have no clue how I got it, then of course when I pulled out the real camera he was all moving and full of wiggles as usual! I need to get better at non-blurry action shots. Otherwise all my photos for like the next two years will be a flash of blur! (ex.last week's photos- oops!)


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