Week in Photos

Hey guys! Happy Monday! I’m typing this on Sunday night and HOLY SH*T have I been a stress ball all day. Way too many factors have been giving me anxiety and I was just busting at the seams all day. Thank goodness I’m now sitting down and taking a peak at some of the photos I got of my handsome little dude throughout the week..

Monday: I got Wes dressed rather proper for the day. We didn’t have anything special on the agenda other than the gym and running some errands, but it sure as heck cheered me up…as well as some people we saw along the way.

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(Bow tie from Will & Co)

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I had to work on Monday night (ewwwwwww), but managed to make a delicious batch of homemade mac and cheese before I was off. It was freaking delicious. Freaking.

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Tuesday: Again, nothing major. Went to the gym (for my mock interview), we hung around the house for the day, then I went back to the gym that night for a 10/10/10 class.

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It snowed as we were leaving the house in the morning, so we hung out in the front yard for a few extra minutes so Wes could ‘play.’

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(Scarf by Wild Roots & Co)

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We built a chair fort in the living room and Wes discovered candy. And so it begins..

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Wednesday: Wes and I ran errands to get a few little things to decorate the house with. I actually got dressed and rocked my twinning scarf that Wes also has! I get that the point is to wear them at the same time, but I march to the beat of a different drum. But seriously, check out Jordana’s shop– she’s slowly coming out with more and more items that she makes herself and they are fantastic quality.

I rounded out the day with a Hot Barre class and came home to start studying for my Fitness Instructor exam.

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Thursday: I can’t remember anything other than going to the circuit bootcamp in the morning then meeting up with Susie downtown at Trolley 5 for some good ol’ conversation and beer. The conversation: GREAT. The beer: ALSO GREAT. (The ribs….not so much, but beer wins in my books!)

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Friday: Took a tabata class in the AM then hung out with my man before work. A shift that was entirely sucky if I might add. I serve at a brewpub and only made $14. ARGH

This guy wore his crown all day and even jumped in his bouncy castle with it! #king

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^ his face when I tell him to ‘cheese’

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Saturday: I went into town to get my teeth cleaned and ran a few errands before heading back home to hang out before work. My kid is already double fisting, so it’s true that they do imitate everything you do. HA

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PS: As much as I’m trying to decorate with nice pieces, my house will never look nice. There are too many toys and dogs and not enough hands or hours in the day to give a flying f&#$.

I was only at work for a few hours and managed to have a significantly better night than Friday, so that put me in a better mood.

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Sunday: Didn’t consist of much. I spent most of the morning studying (and ripping my freaking hair out because of how annoying and in-depth the material is. Did I mention that I NEVER want to have to take a test for anything ever again in my life?!!! It is no fun. Zero.) Then it was time to head over to Oranj (my current gym) to have a private group class with some of the girls from the blog squad…more info and pics on that to come later this week!

And that’s just some of the goodies from the week. Chat soon!

 

 

Weekly Photo Dump

Whoa, Halloween was a week ago already? Last week marked my first full week attending classes at Oranj fitnessΒ (more on the studio to come!)Β and I have been loving them. I’m still trying to take a ton of different classes to see which I like best and what I can fit in my schedule: It’s been everything from tabata to bootcamp to kickboxing to hot barre…. the list goes on!

I’ve also been really loving that they offer free childcare so I made sure to dress Wes a bit festive for the occasion..

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(Pants: Munchkin & Sprout Creations)

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I actually had Wes wear his pumpkin costume that I got for him last year. He was still teeny tiny then and we didn’t go trick or treating, so it was money well saved. He had a blast going from house to house collecting candy and waving to the people as we left. I managed to stay out with him for an hour before it got dark and chilly out.

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Most of the houses in our neighborhood have young kids, so tons of houses just left buckets of candy on their porches. It sorta defeated the purpose of the evening, but for Wes it was still exciting!

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He used my trick or treat bag from when I was little!

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The dogs kept a close eye on our candy sorting.

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Bath time is fun time! Especially to warm up after a nippy walk around the block.

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^^^ 1-800-GRUMP. Man oh man was he fussy that day. It stinks when it’s too cold to go outside (cough cough SNOW) so we really only went to the gym and ran a bunch of errands. Cabin fever is a really stinker when you’ve got a crank pants toddler.

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Getting ready for Thanksgiving!

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(Dino pants: Munchkin & Sprout Creations)

Friday after the gym we went to the Airdrie Christmas Market. It was pretty small, but there was some neat vendors and I managed to get some early Xmas gifts.

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Luckily, there was a playground nearby so we stretched our legs outside a bit.

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Saturday morning we were up and at ’em early and headed down to Bowness Park for a mini family photo shoot! Our photographer sent us a sneak peak and I am anxiously awaiting to rest. It was cold out which made for a bit of a challenge when trying to keep Wes happy, but I think it went really well and we ended up having a lot of fun with it.

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I’m hoping to check back in again this week to share some beer…or some other goodies? Who knows. See you then!

Weekly Photo Dump

Wait wait wait, I think I said I’d start doing a bit better by actually writing things rather than photo dump. BUT GUESS WHAT?? Here we are, and I have no time for words. Just photos. Maybe some words…scroll on to see what we’ve been up to over the past week!

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Last Monday was our lat night in New York. We hung around most of the day before heading out to a delicious dinner that included GUAC. One of Wes’s tricks includes going into downward dog every time I ask him to do yoga. Good kid.

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The tacos weren’t anything to write home about, but the guac was the bomb dot com. And man do I miss home now that the city has been revamping itself over the past few years. It has such a great some town feel. And mom and dad.

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Tuesday morning Wes and I headed back to Calgary. He did great throughout both flights- slept through the first one then patiently snacked and played for the second. Plus, we were back home by noon so it made for a relatively painless trip while still having some of the day to enjoy.

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Home! I missed it a bit.

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And in true family fashion, we headed to Costco to stock up on all the staples. (How Tyler lives on takeout while I’m gone I’ll never know. I.Can’t.Do.That.)

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Reunited with his best friend. I can tell Layla missed Wes. Reggie, though…not so much. He is a pain in the butt beagle that needs all the attention!

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Back home means I’m back to baking.

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I’m a terrible memory-making parent because I haven’t purchased any Halloween decor for the house, so we made a quick trip to the store to grab just a couple of things to get in the spirit. To be honest, I don’t think Wes will remember Halloween this year, so it’s mostly for the pictures…but again, terrible parent over here because I’m putting him in the same costume as last year.

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I made some homemade granola which I’ve been using for my latest yogurt bowl obsession. It’s the best batch of granola I’ve made- simple and tasty. Wes loves it too!

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This colder weather is making it a bit challenging for me to come up with activities for us to do during the week. We can’t go for walks as much (uhhhh it SNOWED on Friday), there’s only so much mall-walking that’s tolerable, and he’s still a bit too small to really participate in toddler classes. So….we headed to the library! I’ll have to trek back into Calgary to visit our old library because it’s so much bigger and newer and nicer than the one now closest to us..

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My new gym membership started this week! I’m really excited to start taking all these new classes and figuring out which I like best. The facility is brand new and super cool WITH FREE CHILDCARE so I’m all HEYYYYYYYY.

The first class I attended was called Pound Light Show. We used drumsticks for the entirety of the class and the black light/disco ball was on making it for a really fun and high-energy atmosphere.

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I came home from the gym to find this guy in his jammies and cabin booties! Funny kid.

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Saturday was one of those days where we blinked and it was over. I know Tyler and I both long for the weekends to come because it means a tad more sleeping, lounging, and family time. I picked up a day shift at work and once I was done and Wes was up from a super long nap, we headed out to a couple of breweries. Because that’s how we roll. Then pick up pizza on the way home.

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I’ve realized that we’ve spent so much money on furniture (not including the couches pictures above..those are some oldies we’re hanging on to until we find new stuff) and we all mostly sit on the floor. Whattheheck.

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BROWNIES. I finally made the most perfect brownie that is super easy to make. It’s fudgy and perfect. Only trouble is that I want to eat the whole pan of them ASAP.

Ok, so….TOMORROW I’ll be checking in again and sharing some of my latest favorites! Please don’t forget to stop by and check them out.

Weekly Photo Dump

PHEW. Where the heck did the past week go? I have been jumbling days and barely sleeping and go-go-going that I’m almost relieved it’s all coming to a close. No wait, I don’t really mean that. Well, yes I do. Wes and I are both itching to get back home to see Tyler and the doggies! Here’s just a snippet of what we’ve been up to lately:

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All this kid has wanted to do this whole trip is go outside and explore. Nonstop.

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Tried to teach him how to smell the flowers, but…..he eats them.

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I’m gonna have to buy one of these gliders for home because it keeps Wes entertained for hours. Mostly the gliding ottoman. For what reason, I do not know.

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The beginning of last week was crazy hot and I hadn’t packed any warm weather clothing for us, so naked it was!

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My workouts have been all random things I’ve thrown together. My external hard drive wasn’t working (operator error, I’m sure) so I couldn’t do any workout DVDs. I opted for running, AMRAP workouts, tabatas, and circuits. They’ve been a wonderful change-up for me and I’m hoping to keep it up when I’m back in Calgary.

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One of my besties (AMY!!!!!) got married on Saturday so it was a whirlwind of a weekend. The rehearsal dinner was YUMMY and it was fun to meet her hubby-to-be’s side of the family. PS: I loved the dress I wore, but it look terrible in the above photo. Grrr..

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Not the most glamorous food photo, but it was chicken cacciatore and acorn squash. And the CAKEEEEE. OHMYGOD THE CAKE. It was so tasty I think I scarfed it in two bites. Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate.

Some of us bridesmaids stayed in one of the townhouses on the grounds of where the wedding was and we all crashed within 10 minutes of getting there. The dinner went so late and we had to be up at the crack of dawn (actually, we were up when it was still dark out!) to get ready for the big day!!!!!

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Ha…my mimosa is the only mimosa sans any juice πŸ˜‰

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Fake eyelashes for the win!

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The ceremony was great, we took some amazing Gatsby-eeque photos (her theme), and the reception was a PARTAY. I haven’t danced that much in ages and have a god awful blister to prove it. I feel like there’s so much I want to tell about the whole wedding weekend…it was such a blast! Congrats to Amy and Lo and have so much fun on your honeymoon. PS: bring me back some wine?? πŸ˜‰

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This kid has been somewhat of a handful lately.. between not seeing me much over the weekend + teething like a sonofabitch + whack sleep pattern + missing daddy & doggies + learning to say the word ‘no’ to everything = disaster. I’m hoping our flight home won’t be too bad and everything settles back to normal once we get back into our routine.

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Pizza and beer are my favorite things. And naps. But you can’t take pictures of naps.

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The cooler weather came back, but Wes was still determined as ever to pack in as much outside time as possible. I also got in one last run and really enjoyed it.

HOLD THE PHONE.

IΒ enjoyedΒ my run. I’d love to continue incorporating some runs into my routine once home, but anything colder than the 55 degrees it was today and it’s just not my jam. We’ll see.

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And on a final note: I’ve noticed that ever since I updated my iPhone last, it shuts off just about every time I bring my phone outside for more than a few minutes. I had to burrow it in my jacket so that I could still listen to music while I ran today…anyone have this problem?

Ok, so maybe going forward there won’t have to just be PHOTO DUMP posts…gotta work on that.

Weekly Photo Dump

Here we are again. Dumping just a few of the pictures I’ve taken from the week. Lots of dupes for those of you who follow me on Instagram or Snapchat.. Tyler ordered a box of Honeycrisp apples from a kid … Continue reading