• shifting perspectives

    I haven’t written in a while because if I’m honest, I wasn’t sure what to write.   I have all these half written blog posts started and then my confidence in my writing peters off  and I drop down into the rabbit hole of thinking… it’s not good enough, it’s not perfect.   I never […]

  • Finding my WHY?

    One of the big topics my accountability group discusses is WHY.  Why are you doing this? Why did you decide to start, why do you continue? etc.  The first time that topic came up, I realized to answer my WHY, I had to go back further and be really honest about my HOW.   How […]

  • You are your only limit

    The other night I was listening to this audio book  “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert while prepping food for the week, and all of a sudden she said something that made me drop everything I was doing and rewind to hear it again.   She was talking about this saying “Argue […]

  • Be A priority in your life!

    I wrote this post a few weeks ago for our health initiative at work, and thought I would share it here also.  As part of this journey, I want to be my truest self,  so here it goes… I have struggled with my weight and body image for most of my life and have tried […]

  • A Journey begins…

    Oh Heeeeyyyy!  It’s been a while since I’ve been in here … almost four years now that I look at it.  I honestly have no idea how  four years went by in a blink of an eye, but it did.    I lost my way for a while there, consumed with other things in my […]

  • A Day with the Bundy Family

    A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of spending the entire day with one of my favourite families.  These four are pretty special let me tell you!   I have known Sarah  since we first met back in our teens working at Science World… ahhh yes the formative years…  and although she only worked […]

  • Taking Stock

    Its the first day of Autumn today and I thought I would celebrate with this little diddy I found on the Daybook blog.  Autumn is my hands down favourite season…in case you didn’t know already.. here are a couple odes to my love for autumn from last year here and here   Making : plans […]

  • one last post on Colorado before I move on to new topics

    So this week has gotten a little crazier than I thought it was going to be.  I haven’t been home one night yet this week and won’t be home for the remainder.   With surprise visitors from out of town, free hockey tickets, the Lumineers concert and the arrival and snuggling of a new little, […]

  • Denver… continued

    So here is another post filled with landscape photos and no people from my trip a few weeks ago to Denver.  Thank goodness I went when I did, because they had some crazy flooding over the last week that has wreaked havoc on some of the gorgeous places I saw.  Not sure where my head […]

  • Weekend Wanderings in Denver (Part II)- Red Rocks in the daylight

    So I’m a little obsessed with Red Rocks!  If you couldn’t tell by the last post, I absolutely fell in love with this place.  Hands down best venue I’ve ever seen a live show in!  I was so wanting to go back during the day because I just knew that those rocks would be even […]

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Weekend Wanderings in Denver (Part I)

I consider myself a very lucky girl to have been blessed with so many amazing friends in this lifetime of mine.   One of those amazing people is Neda.  She and I met on my very first day of classes at the University in Malaga back in October of 2005.   She was sitting two […]

An Afternoon with the Ashtons

I really love black and white photographs and so with my latest shoot I decided to play around with some of the shots and see what came out.  There is something about black and white that lends itself to the ages.   It emotes in a way that is indescribable.  I love the simplicity of […]

New Friends, Old Friends, Family

On Saturday , after a long awaited ten years, I finally got to meet Riku for the first time!  I have known his family my whole life (since before I can remember, literally!), but Riku has moved about over the years and we are always seeming to miss each other.  It sure didn’t feel like […]

Her Life Lately Turns One (can you believe it?)

A year ago I started this crazy adventure of a blog with this little post about ten things you should know about me. I can hardly believe that a year has already gone by….it truly seems impossible. I mean seriously????!!!! I really don’t have words to thank all those who have supported and encouraged me along […]

August Long Weekend

Here are a few photos from my weekend away with the family in the Okanagan.  We seem to always end up there on the August long weekend and always have a good time.  It was a beautiful, rest filled, relaxing weekend and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  The Okanagan is always a beautiful place to […]

Sweet Scarlet

A couple of weekends ago, this amazing group of ladies named Sweet Scarlet  sang at the Kerrisdale Farmer’s Market.  It was a beautiful sunny day and as the ladies sang under a big, beautiful, shady tree, people stopped and gathered to hear their sweet voices as they rang out across the market. Those sweet melodies […]

The Anderson Family is Growing

So just a warning…. this is a giant post full of photos!!!  I’m sorry, but I just couldn’t decide which ones I liked better, so am putting up as many as I think you’ll look at … and seriously this is not bad considering there were over 500 photos to start! The Anderson clan is […]

A Child is Born

So remember this gorgeous couple from a few weeks ago?   Well those two … are now three!  Anita and Jeff welcomed baby L to the world last Saturday evening and he is just perfection!     I was so humbled and honoured that they asked me to come do a little mini shoot at […]

Tea Party

Life has been such a whirlwind this summer that I honestly just looked at my blog the other day and realized I have only written five posts since Paris  and that was the end of May!  …  and can someone please tell me how the hell its already August tomorrow…like are you kidding me?! Anyway, […]

Oh Canada!

So a couple of weeks ago ( gosh time goes by too fast in the summer),  my dearest friend Stew officially became a Canadian citizen!   Its been 8 years in the making, but who knew on that 2nd day in Canada when I picked him up for a trip to the beach in April […]