life lately

I have a bunch of West Coast images to edit and post but first, it’s been a long time since I’ve downloaded pics off my phone. Here’s life lately:

I’m the gal who screen-captures the live stream of Oscars nomination day:img_0002

Made some protein balls for the freezer:img_0004

I skipped my usual early-morning run for an early-morning TRX circuit class with Sabrina:img_0016

A more mature version of my favourite childhood lunch. I substituted the hotdogs for veggie dogs and the Kraft Dinner for Annie’s Organic Mac and Cheese:img_0019

I have the best of friends. Sarah left me a surprise in my mailbox one day:img_0020

David and Henry’s first solo adventure around the block:img_0031

A riveting night of Guess Who? My opponent was deeply concerned that I’d sneak a peak so he hid under a fort:img_0032

I signed up for the MEC race series. Race 1 was a fast hilly 10km in Point Pleasant Park. I was very happy with finishing under 48 minutes:img_0033 img_0035

We finally checked out the Seven Bays Bouldering down the street. Good times. I suck. img_0036

Lunch dates are the best. Anna and I met for a movie-chat at Indochine:img_0060

Got a little excited about a new podcast devoted to Friday Night Lights:img_0071

Sun dog and shadows:img_0076

This is January. I am met with frozen water when I return from a run:img_0077

Oh baby it’s cold (but beautiful) outside:img_0079

Planning our route for the Storm The Mountain Adventure Challenge:img_0084

Team work. We came in last place in the competitive 4-hour category which sounds bad however, there were a lot of recreational teams with lower scores (including Jill and Alex) so I’m not too upset:img_0085

This is the vegetarian portion of dinner for 5 from Tarek’s Cafe. So good:img_0089

WINTER:img_0091

What my boss texts me… which, believe it or not, is actually work related:img_0094

Sabrina stopped by with this. I am spoiled!img_0098

Jill left me this delicious carrot and sweet potato soup when I came by to babysit:img_0124

Just hanging with Edith:img_0125

Enjoying the last few days with my tulips from Sarah and Amanda:img_0126

Street art:img_0127

Morning light on Cabot:img_7443

Hedge art:img_7444

The day my sweater perfectly matched my boot liners:img_7447

January is for rice cake sales at the supermarket. I spread them with Nutella to mask the blandness:img_7449

I’m the dork who celebrates the colour of the year announcement:img_7451

Hand warmers for long runs:img_7454

Boiling and deviling eggs:img_7455 img_7457

My first (but not last) latkes with smoked salmon experience!img_7458

Lovely ladies (and me):img_7460

My dog is such a rebel:img_7459

David has changed career paths… now he wants to be a mechanical engineer or a mechanic:
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Rare moment. Our child is not screaming or whining in the ski lodge:img_7466

Happy birthday Granddad!img_7468

Reading material for January:img_7475

The tropical train car seems to have arrived in a not-so-tropical location:img_7479

To say David loves his Junior Lifeguard course would be an understatement:img_7482

Winter on the Wallace River:img_7483

Chairlift selfie:img_7486

Auntie selfie:img_7487

Loving my mom’s latest quilt!img_7489

Shooting down the hill at my parent’s:img_7491

We finished the first Harry Potter book and celebrated with the movie. According to David, the book was much better.img_7492

Cave exploring in Wentworth:img_7493

That’s a wrap. I’ll be back again.

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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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