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!)


Beanie Season

Friday, August 29, 2014


Is anyone else super ready for fall already? Because I am dying with anticipation! I love cool weather and walks with crunching leaves under my feet. Also, I am in no way equipped with clothing to wear in a place that gets a hot summer. I own a ton of coats, hats, gloves, and love layering. So I think it's time for the cooler weather to come! I mean, I can still consume the same amount of ice cream without it being crazy hot out ;)

Eli found a crispy yellow leaf outside today and brought it to me. I think it's a good fall omen! Hope everyone has a wonderful long holiday weekend! Dan is finally coming home this weekend and we are pretty dang excited about it!

*illustration by Mary Hall 

Survival Mode

Monday, August 25, 2014


When Dan is out of town for field work the sweat pants come out and the diet coke is being poured much earlier in the morning than I'd like to admit. I go into this weird survival mode that's probably not wholly necessary, even if I have my hands full with what I've deemed to be the most active toddler ever. Some days questioning my ability to even have multiple children in the future. Whoa whoa I know calm down over dramatic Anne (but you guys he's teething too!)

After a rough day at church yesterday I read this quote on a friends IG feed "you're making it difficult for me to be the parent I always imagined myself to be." And I laughed out loud! This toddler business, with the newly discovered how to throw and tantrum, and the saying "no" to everything, it gives me a run for my money. It also gives me some of the sweetest and most cherished moments of my life! I'm really trying hard to focus on those when it's 6:00 and there is stuff ALL OVER my house and I'm thinking, how many hours till bed time?

So sweat pants are my jam right now. I mean, it means I've made it out of pj's at least! Who else is digging the straight leg sweat pant trend? It make me feel slightly more legitimate about wearing them so much! They just called to me from the Target clearance rack, and you know when that rack calls, you answer. 


Straight leg sweat pants: Target
Shoes: Converse
Top: F21
Sunnies: c/o Firmoo


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