Saturday, December 06, 2014

Saturday morning daydream

Oh, to be in NYC on this early December morning... I'm certain I could spend the entire day Christmas shopping and adore every single second. 

{pretty picture found on Pinterest}

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Summer days

It feels like it's been summer forever. I've been off work since June 13th {when the BC Teachers' Federation announced a full-scale strike}, and the weather has been pretty much amazing ever since. While I am definitely stressed about the current labour dispute {and am keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that we'll all be back to school as usual come September}, I've been making the most of the lovely, long and sunny days. There have been many beach outings, picnics, pool parties, sandcastles, outdoor breakfasts on the deck before the day gets too hot, and many, many books read {I'll do a separate post on that soon}... We did our annual roadtrip to Sorrento where we basked in the sun for a week, a daytrip up-island to Rathtrevor {sandy beach as far as the eye can see} and we've been riding our bikes to the lake down the road from our house just about every day. Oh, and we got a new kitten! Her name is Plum and she's the sweetest little thing ever. Even Bob is starting to like her {okay, maybe tolerate is a better word}. The days are full around here.

What have you been up to this summer?

Monday, June 23, 2014

The family that cycles together...

... gets fit, firm thighs together? ;~)

I impressed myself yesterday by riding with my three boys to and from my parents' house. If this strike ever bloody ends and I get to go back to work, maybe I'll ride to and from school, too.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday 3BT

Three good things about today, and then I'm off to bed...

1. A letter and a phone call from Kelly in the same day {I love when we get to make plans!}

2. A friend buying Starbucks drinks for every one of us on the picket line this afternoon. So sweet. 

3. The beautiful blooms in our garden. Here are a few for you to look at!

E xo

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It's not all bad

Things have been pretty stressful around here lately. I've been letting my anxiety get the better of me, and it can be so difficult to shake the negative mindset once I've immersed myself in it. But seriously, what is the point? Being angry and sad and worried isn't going to get me anywhere I want to be. Screw that! So, here I am with 3BT {three beautiful things} to end this day on a positive note, and maybe drift off to sleep a bit faster, too.

1. Those boys of mine. How adorable are they?
2. The weather is magnificent. So much sun. My freckles, and our garden, are loving it. 
3. A stack of good books on my nightstand {I actually have time to read them now that we're on strike}. Just finished The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom, am half-way through One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern, and next up is The Fault in Our Stars. Anything else you'd recommend?

I've missed you guys. 
E xo

PS: One more thing... Sawyer's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. And you know how we Pughs love a party!

Friday, May 09, 2014

Saturday morning daydream

A sunny Saturday morning in Paris? Pain au chocolat and a steaming hot latte right there on that bench? Oui, merci.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Where do they go?

The days keep rushing past and no matter how I try, I can't seem to keep up with them. We're at the end of April now, and I haven't managed to write here for a month and a half. There was once a time I wouldn't let a day go by without posting something on my little blog. Not sure what's changed... {I'm older? More tired? Teaching full-time?} but those days are no longer. Life is full and mostly good. I love my job, the boys are thriving, Alan's got the garden looking prettier than ever, and I had a super fun 40th {um, what?!} birthday a few weeks back. All that to say, I'm still here. Hope you are too.

Fancy birthday tea at the Empress with my mom and Amanda

Dying Easter eggs with cousins

Easter egg hunt last Sunday

Ooh, and we got new {matching} living room furniture from IKEA! Hooray!

There's much more to tell, but it's late and before I know it, the Monday morning alarm will be ringing. I'll be back soon-ish, to show you how bloomy Victoria is in the spring. 

Until then, lovelies,
E xo

Saturday, March 15, 2014

It's spring break!

Um, where did that last month go? It's now the middle of March, the daffodils are blooming and I've got 9 days off! I plan to paint a few rooms, drink a few lattes, play at the park with the boys, attend a yoga class or two, and spend some time remembering and celebrating the best friend I ever had. An entire year without you, Em... I miss you every day. 

I'll be back soon, friends. With more pictures than you can possibly imagine!
E xo

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dreary Sunday daydream

It's been windy and rainy for days now. I'm tired of it. Tired of the damp and the cold and the way my hair goes all frizzy when it gets wet. I'm ready for summer, and hours spent lounging on the deck in the sun, with a good book and a cold beverage. Come on, July!

image via here


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