life lately

Holiday snaps. Here’s life lately:

I made way too many shortbread cookies this year.img_7301img_7302 img_7303

Pizza night. We cheated on the crust.img_7305

Worked outside of the office one day. It was distracting.img_7307

My first Hanukkah present! I have great clients.img_7308

David and I are reading Harry Potter. My university roommate Beth, gave me this book.img_7317

We had Katherine and Jay + kids over for a fun night. It started off classy.img_7321 img_7326

Christmas eve with Henry in Point Pleasant Park.img_7331

Amanda made me the most adorable batch of gingerbread men. Sarah made me peanut butter balls and Kristin delivered an assortment of goodies. Lucky me.img_7333

It was a quiet but nice Christmas eve with Mike’s parents.img_7335

I am pretty impressed with my screenshot skills.img_7337

Christmas morning on Cabot Street.dsc_0418 dsc_0419img_7338

David got a waffle maker and was in charge of breakfast with Nanna.dsc_0421dsc_0427

Erin and Cameron + kids popped over on Christmas day for a quick visit.img_7321dsc_0457

Christmas flowers from Sarah.dsc_0432

David got started on his new lego right away.dsc_0429dsc_0450

Christmas dinner shenanigans.img_7343

My mother-in-law made my favourites for Christmas dinner including broccoli casserole. I got leftovers! img_7346

We drove around Halifax on boxing day night checking out all of the lights. These houses bring in the big crowds.img_7347 img_7348 img_7349

Christmas break is for binging. This year it was the Crown. More please!img_7351

I attempted to braid my hair while watching it… not bad.img_7354

Two very good books I have been reading this season.img_7355

Winter running gets wet. img_7356

We took David and his friend to the Putting Edge. We barely saw them. (I beat Mike)img_7357

My new bag arrived! Thank you Fjallraven Canadaimg_7358

Lego is done.dsc_0462 dsc_0465

Mike and I celebrated New Years Eve a night early at Edna’s. Less crowds. Hey Mike, let me take a picture.img_7361

Oh wait, let me take a picture with the drinks.img_7362

Now let me take a picture with the appetizers.img_7363

These days I need to double-up the motivation to run. I did the Runners World Run Streak and overlapped the last week with a local clubs Christmas Marathon.img_7365

*** We had our friends from Quebec and others over for New Years eve brunch and forgot to take pictures – big fail ***

On the real New Years eve we stayed in and watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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New Years day walk around the Frog Pond Trail.img_7369 img_7370 img_7372

My first time skiing this winter. Mike and David have already been out a few times.img_7375

Go Canada…img_7386

Back to school and work. My house it peaceful and quiet again (during the day)img_7387

On to the next project. David is loving his K’Neximg_7391

Ants on a log for special dinner guests.img_7389

Snow angel by David. img_7406

First go at the Steamwhichimg_7404

Second (better) attempt.img_7411

Snow was in the forecast so we drove to Pugwash Saturday night to get ahead of the storm and close to Ski Wentworth.img_7416

It snowed all day. Lots of powder practice before our trip out West next month with the family.img_7418img_7419

While we skied, Henry did as well with my mom on their trails.img_7421
That’s a wrap. I’ll be back again.

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life lately

It has been a month! Here’s life lately:

Trying not to dwell on all the bad things in 2016… but, what the hell Toblerone! img_7105

Gap Kids:
Me> Hey David, like this shirt?
David> No.
Me> I think I’m going to buy it for you to wear at your school concert
David> I won’t wear it.
Me> Fine, I’ll buy it for myself! img_7108

When your patch matches your hat.img_7109

Dear Santa,img_7113

Thankful for American Thanksgiving and a light workload allowing me to watch all four episodes back-to-back.
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Jill and I strongly believe in the “teach them while they’re young” motto when it comes to exposing kids to the classics. Home Alone.img_7127

I spy Edie!
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Christmas starts now…
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My namesake is eight! Happy birthday Libby Meghan.img_7140

As you can imagine, these were a hit.img_7134img_7139img_7145

Henry and his moustache stuffie he won at the Movember Run.img_7149

Christmas card production is a full time job for me…img_7155

And at this point, I realized I didn’t buy the adhesive envelopes…img_7160

Because you have all been dying to know the state of my toes : 4 blackimg_7157

Thank you SBJ for the end of November!img_7158

Edith stopped by for a visit and I snapped a pic. She’s my new favourite subject.img_7161

My body has been hurting (I think I need to get a massage or something) but I am so glad I bought this heat thingy at the Tatamagouche Farmer’s Market last summer.img_7162

Mike’s co-worker’s son makes beer. We happily approve.img_7164

North End tree lighting in the Hydrostone.img_7167

Pancake breakfast with santa at Needham Preschool and Daycareimg_7172

We got our tree early this year. Same place as always – wish there was snow but I couldn’t wait a day longer.img_7175img_7178img_7192

The Halifax Explosion was 99 years ago. Here’s the memorial, which we walk by all of the time.
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I spot a protest. Teachers doing their thing.img_7189

Here’s a non-paid endorsement… I got my boots cleaned and resoled at Quinpool Shoe Repair. Totally recommend them for their service and I am not the only one who thinks this.
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Batch one of the HELLO 2017 calendars. img_7193

Poor Cubbie : One of many of David’s bleeding nose incidents. img_7195

Dreaming of a cabin like this. A screen shot from Instagram.img_7199

Home sweet festive home.img_7204

Sharing chocolates with my girls at Mother’s Pizza.img_7215

North Brewing Company’s awesome new label! img_7216

Drinking Baileys and eating Christmas crack with dear friends. Tis the season!img_7220

Cherries are in season right?img_7222

First bit of snow. Shocker : School was cancelled.img_7225img_7228

In terms of photography and cooking skills, there is nothing to brag about here but it was damn good. Especially after Sabrina’s tough circuit class at Cyclone Group Fitnessimg_7229

From the look of it, you’d think Katherine needs a daily planner for Christmas… nope, she has one and it’s right there. She just prefers shopping bags.img_7233

Early morning runs within a snow globe.img_7240

Reason why winter sucks… I am forced to wear socks but they never stay up in my stupid boots.img_7241

Snowwhite.
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A pre-holiday visit to GG-ma’s house. img_7255img_7300

Winter running is not so bad when you have views like this and there is no one on the road except for animal footprints.img_7257img_7262

Send me all the cards!!! I love getting holiday cards. I also love my friends who give me sweet gifts in exchange for calendar refills! Jam and tea towels, they know me well!img_7298

That’s a wrap. I’ll be back with some holiday snaps in the new year!

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wrap it up

December is busy baby. I may of taken on more than I should of, and at this point wish I had more time to gaze at the tree, but that’s life. Especially life as a freelancer. I am however doing my best to keep things festive and productive… and what’s being productive without a list?

Lets rewind and see how I did this fall based on my goal list I posted here

  • Mail birthday cards to all of my nieces and nephews… even the ones that have already happened… because late is better than never (Yup!)
  • Plan more lunch dates (Yes, it was mostly the same date but we went to different places… that counts right?)
  • Road trip (Yup! New England)
  • Buy a 2014-2015 office-wear cardigan (Here is last year’s(Nope, still wearing last year’s!)
  • Cook more (I think this is a no)
  • Bake more (I think this is a no)
  • Watch Pitch Perfect (YESSSS and as soon as I saw it, it finally came to Netflix)
  • Design and mail the 2014 holiday cards (Yup!)

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  • Network (I think this is a no)
  • Learn how to network (I think this is a no)
  • Read more magazines (I have a pile of unread magazines on my coffee table to read over the holiday)
  • Run a marathon (I registered!!!) (Yup!)
  • Take more pictures with the nice camera (I think this is a no)
  • Make marmalade (Yup!)

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  • Go on a spa date (No!)
  • Walk in the park at least once a week (Mostly!)
  • Ride my bike more (No!)
  • Plan meals (No!)
  • Plant some bulbs (No!)
  • Go swimming in a pool (Yup! In the states, outside, heated, dreamy)
  • Finish my push-up challenge (Yup! Sorry, no video to share)
  • Listen to the radio more (No, but I got into podcasts big time!)
  • Stay in a hotel (Yup!)
  • Start weekly dinner parties (more than before and plans for more and more often which will be updated more on my 2015 list)
  • Get some fun new projects or find an amazing new job (lets just say it depends on the day how I feel about this)

I will recap YEAR 2014 at the end of December but am already thinking of things for the New Year. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, start using #nschristmas. It’s gonna be a good one.

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