Dec 17 2015


51-52  It was one of those weeks were I just couldn’t pick one picture to share.  We had our FIRST snow of the winter and it was so exciting!  I mean, it wasn’t much but it’s long overdue so we were excited.  Lucy is wearing my snowsuit that my mom made for me when we lived up in Northern BC.  I’ve been hoarding it away and hoping that it fit her at least once on a snowy day.  So here’s our proof!  She was so cute in it.  I love how kids walk in snowsuits.  At one point (before we were outside) she fell over and lay on the ground like an upturned turtle saying “help! help!”

But seriously.  Just look at that face.

Also, can I just point out how irritated I get when people say that blue is meant for boys?  Um, look how pretty Lucy looks!  She’s my little snow bunny.


Nov 29 2014


A few years ago, Dave and I took a trip over New Years Eve to Banff and Lake Louise.  It has remained one of my most favourite vacations ever.  Seriously, this is probably one of the most beautifully breathtaking places in the world.  With some hints of snowfall in the next week, I find myself longing for a lovely wintery vacation in the Rocky Mountains.  These photos were are film, almost all taken on my Canon FTb.  All are with Kodak Gold 200 on a 35mm, and the last two are on a Pentax K1000, 28mm, Kodacolor VR-G 100, Expired 1989 film.  We are really hoping to make this a regular trip once our family is a little older.  I love this place.

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Dec 19 2012

slush puppy

…And now, for your viewing pleasure:  Minnie, the Christmas Pug!

Because more pictures of pugs is just what the internet needs.


Jan 4 2012

just one of those days.

Chicken soup on the stove.
Gusty wind.
Gray skies.
Cozy slippers.

I have a big post planned for tomorrow. I have a number of big projects that I will be starting soon.

But today…
I’m just gonna kick back.

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Jan 3 2012

sparkly mountains and snow covered trees

Dave and I have come to the conclusion that winter vacations in snowy mountain retreats are the ultimate.
In short–Banff is so stunningly beautiful I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to visit it.
I don’t know if I could adequately put in words how lovely of a time we had up there. So I will show you pictures instead.
(Above + below are views from the terrace of Banff Springs Hotel, where in summer time you can have a meal)

We spent time at Lake Louise on New Years Eve – and even went on a sleigh ride around the lake!  It was so charming.

(Later that evening Dave and I had planned out being out in town.  But when it came right down to it, all the places we wanted to be had a cover charge…and it was too cold to loiter on the streets till midnight.  So…we bought a bottle of wine and spent New Years in our hotel room…watching a Mythbusters marathon.  Huzzah!)

(it was SO cold that day)

New Years Day was relaxed. We went for a drive intending on visiting a Ghost Town, but the road was closed from snow. So we kept going down some other back roads and discovered some beautiful locations where no one else was around.

 Lake Minewanka



Two Jack Lake–Totally frozen over.



(These boots are older than me.  They have lived through winters in Northern BC.  They are better than my new winter boots that I got only last year.  My mom is not getting these boots back.)

The roads were not as treacherous as I thought they would be.  The only time we were delayed was going into Banff (they closed the road between Revelstoke + Golden–we had to wait in Revelstoke for 3 hours while they cleaned up the accident)

While the roads were not as treacherous as I thought they would be, it was still too dangerous to just stop wherever to take pictures.  And many of the viewpoints have not been cleared of the snow so there was no way to get to them.  Therefore…all the following images were taken while I hung out of the window of our car.  That’s safe, right?