11 years married - celebrating in scotland

It just so happened that a day after our 11 year anniversary we jetted off to Scotland! The timing worked out great and so it was partly an exploring trip but also a little excuse to celebrate 11 years together! So far on the past three trips we have went on we have decided to get a photographer to capture some memories, i think its a great idea so every photo of us is not a selfie, plus setting up the self timer in a busy area can be annoying. I am glad we got to take some photos are the fairy glen, out of all the places we were visiting this is the one I wanted to see the most! It was so amazingly calm, there was no one there and it was the perfect weather when we went! Everything is so cute in scotland, i was laughing how so many of our animals in canada are big and scary and you have to be on high alert that something may eat you, where in scotland I was relaxed the whole time because their biggest animals are a stag or a sheep! The cutest were there were all these tiny bunnies in the fairy glen with the perfect little white round tails, too bad we didn't get a picture of them but they were so cute! This shoot lasted quite a while, lots of walking and we even climbed up to the top of the rock formation which doesn't look very difficult but it actually was with the ground being covered in rocks and we had to slide up through a tiny opening that my massive butt barely fit through hahah! We also stopped at a little waterfall for a second location and it was also lovely to see! What a fun experience and I am excited to share the photos with everyone :) 

 

 

 

Autumns dance recital 2018

Well here we are! Another june is almost done which means school is out in only 3 short days, Andrew and I went to scotland (more about that later), we went to Saskatchewan this past weekend, and had a busy month with dance rehearsals and pictures! i cannot wait for July to come and to get back into our "normal" busy, because this month was on crack. For now though we celebrated Autumns achievements in dance, she has come so far since the beginning of the year and watching her was so exciting, we had lots of cheers for her two dance numbers this year from all her sweet supporters in the crowd. We love this girl! I love the friends her and I have both made in dance and what a wonderful creative and learning outlet it is for her. 

Catch up

well I haven't blogged since christmas haha! I was planning on canceling my blog since I don't feel there is much use for it anymore but I think of our upcoming trip and fun summer plans and this really is a great way to show the family and kids down the road a little peak into our everyday lives, I dont find this blog a journal or outlet but I do think of it more as a memory keeper as It brings me back to some special outings or trips with the family, and I love those memories with my loved ones. 

So having my last blog entry be Christmas you would think I would have a lot of interesting things to say from then till now but I don't. The winter this year in calgary nearly killed me, it was so depressing being here and I think I did every indoor activities with the kids around Calgary that I could manage! We celebrated Ryders third birthday and had a fun little get away to west edmonton mall and now finally things are picking up again! Life has gotten so busy now, we have a million appointments every week, so many things going on with the kids, play dates, birthday parties and end of year fun is coming! We head to Scotland soon, we also will be going to Saskatchewan for my grandmas burial. My sweet loving Grandma passed a week ago which has been really hard but I feel so blessed to have had the best memories with her and her last words to me were "I love you". Anyway I cant say 2018 was awesome yet because the first part of the year was actually pretty dreery but things are looking up and I am excited for all the fun to come this summer! 

 

Ok for some reason the photos are all in a crazy order and im too lazy to change it lol! Some of Rys party, some of my family and then some of today Ryders first day of soccer! it was everything I thought it may be, lots of fun and a couple of breakdowns. Ryder does not understand that he is not suppose to hold or touch the ball with his hands and only use feet, he also doesn't like when another kid gets the ball...that sharing thing is tough. But he did manage to score his first goal! I guess we shall see how it goes :) 

Christmas eve and Christmas day!

Well i am finally doing a little recap of our christmas for my own memory sake! It went by so so fast but it was an awesome few days! Christmas eve is always my favorite I actually like it over christmas day because the excitement of santa coming even gets me excited haha!! We have our tradition every year where we get dressed up and do a christmas eve service at any church to sing carols, then we always head out some where yummy for dinner and this year we also went and visited my grandma, since we knew she couldn't leave her building this year we still wanted to make sure she saw us and we had a nice visit and time there with the kids! We had so much fun being Santa (good thing my kids can't read this blog yet) and we didn't get much sleep, the kids had peaked at 2am and came and said santa came! But I said we couldn't get up till 6 so at 6am all mayhem happened and we opened all our fun gifts! needless to say christmas day we all were pretty dang tired, we had Andrews parents over for a christmas morning brunch and then we had dinner with my family that evening, it was an exhausting day but we had a great time! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family! now onto 2018!