Finding a new normal

Hi! It’s been awhile and there has been a big change in our family.


Jacob Michael

October 19th 2016

7lbs 2oz

He is so sweet and we are madly in love. My hubby took 6 weeks off to help me recover and returned to work this week so me and boys are trying to find our new normal.

Here’s a run down of the first day on our own.

I decided we should try to get out of the house and do a few errands.  It took me twice as long as I thought it would to get everyone packed up and in the car so by the time we arrived at the first stop it was late afternoon and Owen had fallen asleep in his car seat. I couldn’t figure out how I would carry two kids and push a cart so I just turned around headed home. Better luck tomorrow. Other than Owen emptying a brand new bottle of baby soap into the bath for “more bubbles” I’d say the day went ok.

More pictures of our sweet Jake to be posted tomorrow 🙂

Taking Stock


LOVING~ That it is staying light out a bit later everyday.

ADMIRING~ My wonderful husband.  I can’t believe his grad from Depot was one year ago this month. It has been inspiring to see the love he has for his job.

WANTING~ To buy new furniture for our living room.

LISTENING~ To Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man” on repeat.

STRUGGLING~ With falling asleep at night.

LAUGHING~ At Owen’s counting “twoooooo, nine, twooooo, nine”.

WONDERING~ If I’ll survive this semester.

WATCHING~ Fixer Upper.  We finally got cable again!

DECIDING~ What I should do after I finish my degree.

CRINGING~ At all the trains and tracks that need to be cleaned off my living room floor.

WAITING~ To find a day to cook and bake to fill our new deep freeze!

PLANNING~ Owen’s second birthday! My baby will be two next month 🙁

SAVING~ For new Spring clothes and a new diaper bag.

NEEDING~ To plan a vacation very soon.

PRAYING~ For direction in my life as I come to the end of my degree.

January Favourites


Here are the links to my January favourites:

Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner.  I keep going back to this shampoo and conditioner.  It makes me feel like I’ve just had my hair washed at the salon every time I use it.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation. Make sure you are matched correctly for your skin tone with any foundation you purchase.  I personally like applying this foundation with a brush.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner.

The combo of Mac lipliner in Spice and lipstick in Velvet Teddy.

Aveda Beautifying Body Moisturizer with uplifting aroma.  This is the perfect moisturizer to use after a nice long bath.  This is not my daily moisturizer because it is expensive but it is as close as I get to going to the spa these days.

These are not cheap purchases, but spending the money initially on quality products will save you money in the long run by lasting longer.


It’s that time again!


If you’re in the Maple Ridge area and are in need of any clothing, or know someone who is, be sure to stop the Colleen Findaly Place this Saturday.

If you have any clothes to donate towards this cause you can drop it off at the Colleen Findlay Place this FRIDAY the 15th between 5pm and 9pm.

We look forward to seeing you 🙂

If you have any questions feel free to contact me by email through the Contact page on this blog.