Thursday, November 17, 2011

On my mind...

Kids are both alseep, Morgan still from the night, and Cove down for his first nap. I kind of like that they don't rise and shine at the same time. Gives me the morning with Cove. Its quiet and I get to sip on my tea while Cove and I participate in a smiling match. He usually wins.

What else is on my mind this morning...

1. Really looking forward to Christmas this year. Mostly time with my hubby, the four of us just hanging out, putzing around the house. Although I'm in denial that it wont get busy, it always gets busy.

2. Should I put up my Christmas tree up now, or wait until December 1st. Wait...I'll enjoy it for longer. Last year, I think we got a little sick of it. Then again, Christmas last year was just kind of crap all around. Except for some awesome family visiting.

3. Morgan sure is sleeping in these days...I like it. Man, she's almost grown out of all of her P.J's. She's getting so tall... Maybe time for a nightie. Nighties are so darn cute.

4. Gotta book a hair appt. asap. Need a fresh cut and these roots- poof! Gonzo.

5. I have so much tincturing to do, feeling overwhelmed. I'll get it done, I'll get it done. Just gotta sacrifice some sleep. What else is new?

6. Its so damn cold that I've turned the heat up in the house to 23-degrees. I like it WARM. My mother-in-law would die.

7. God, it drives me crazy when Brydon bangs his toothbrush against the sink when the kids are sleeping. So annoying and LOUD.

8. This housecoat needs washing...Morgan's frozen blueberry hands are all over it. Gotta remember to get Christmas lights for the house this weekend. Don't want to venture out with the kids on these roads. Gotta do it. Excited for lights. Brydon likes multi's, I like white's. Its all what you grew up with. My mom was a fan of the classic whites...we'll do multi's next year.:) Oooh, I'd like to get some flood lights too. A fan of flood lights. Garland...big bushy garland, love it...maybe next year, unless I find a good sale. May have to buy it at the end of the season. Ya, good idea.

9. Should of gotten my car starter installed in the fall, duh! I bet the wait-list is now into 2020.

10. I love kissing his cheeks...his cheeks, big cheekyweekies. Maw, maw, maw, maw. SMOOCH.

11. 'Oh the weather outside is frightful...something, something, something...'

12. Mmmm, lemon elderflower tea:) Me likey.

13. I wonder if Morgan is up, maybe tonight we'll try putting her to bed with no diaper...mmmm, no. I'm up enough with Cove still. She will have to wait. Unless daddy wants to take that on.

14. Do I hear a pitter-patter...?
15. 'But the fire is so delightful...' YES 'Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow'

16. Hmmm, the skin around my eyes is looking a bit vintage lately. Boooo. Need three days of straight sleep...and a beach vacation. Not going to happen:(

17. I definitely hear a pitter-patter. Gotta run. My day has officially begun! :) Didn't mean for that to rhyme, but I'm not changing it. Rhyming makes me giggle. You too?

Here are a few shots from over the past week. No words, just snippets into our life. Have a great day, and if you live here, haul out your long underwear. Your bones will smile all day.

Thanks for visiting. xxoo

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This used to be mine...she loves it of course.

Mr. Ho Ho Ho

Brydon had to do an on-site for his business in Jasper last week, so we snuck away as a family for a couple days and loved every mountain minute. The air is just so clean and Morgan loved seeing all the wildlife on the way. Mountain goats were a big deal. Morgan called them 'mountain ladies'- why? We have no idea:)

We were so thrilled to be upgraded to a lakefront suite upon arrival...hells yeah! It was the prefect space for us- cozy and appointed with woody pieces and a very comfortable bed- always the best part. Can you spot a little monkey?

The view from our cabin:)


I'm instantly relaxed upon entry. I love how everyone is just lounging all over the comfy chairs and sofas, just like you've walked into someone's home. Cozy, feet up, sipping hot chocolate, or a special coffee of some kind of wonderful. Its magnificently chill. Nothing pretentious about it. The grand lobby of the Jasper Park Lodge may be my most favourite place in the world.

Charming touches like this old beauty used for storing daily newspapers make you feel like you are hanging out in your very own chalet. Their decorating is flawlessly endearing. I'd call it shabby/luxury if that makes any sense! Whatever it is, it works.

JPL's views are spectacular. Nothing more grounding and calming then looking out at the Rockies. Damn, they're beautiful.

My boys:)

Aren't these lovely. Wanted to sneak one home.

Morgan loved these bears.
They're so great with catering to kids.

Comparable, I'd say;)

Doesn't she look so grown up in this picture.
I can already see the little lady in her!

I love going to JPL in November. What a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Its decked out in the most traditional yet prefect Christmas decorations.

Morgan even got to see Santa! Although she refers to him as, 'Ho Ho Ho.' Her first conversation with 'Ho Ho Ho' went like this- Ho Ho Ho said, "Oh yes, you're the Morgan who would like a doll for Christmas, aren't you darling."

Well, she swivelled her head around with the funniest look on her face and said, "NO. A guitar!" It was priceless. Thats my girl! He must have felt like such a dolt. Poor Mr. Ho. She's just getting him warmed up...:)

"That's a really big tree, mommy!"

Cove-almost 5-months old!
(can't wait until Movember is over- eek)

Better if they were full!

In the evening, we just lit a wood burning fire in our room, ordered room-service and snuggled in for the night. It was so relaxing, I was ready for bed at 9pm...the fresh mountain air does it to me every time.

Life is so busy in the city, especially our life these days. Just a couple days away made us all feel more centred and refreshed. I'm so thankful for this little trip to the mountains. Jasper is so quaint and the scenery is the best. It keeps me coming back. Spending quality time with my family was so needed. Need a break, just go. You'll love it. Once again my friend, thank you Jasper. xx

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tricker Treat

Not sure why these pics are loading soooo tiny, but here is a 'little' glimpse into our Halloween this year. Uncle Landon and I dressed up as wizards and took Morgan out tricker-treating, until daddy came home and took her out for another round. Lucky girl. She was so excited and ecstatic that Cove was too little to participate;)

It took her a few houses to get into it, but before we knew it, she didn't want to go home and begged for 'just one more house, pleeeease'. Two buckets full of candy later, our ladybug still wanted to be out and about. She also handed out candy this year, which was soooo cute to watch. Almost better than the tricker treating...maybe. She'd give a massive handful to one kid, and then just ONE to another- hilarious. I was right next to her trying to even it all out. The kids got a kick out her too. Although, they had to be a little more patient. Fortunately, we have some really friendly ones in the neighbourhood.

I just love halloween. The creativity, the wild decorations, the awesome fresh air (gotta be tough here in Canada to Tricker Treat, although it was pretty nice out this year), and of course the candy is pretty naughty, but I love checking out what's cool, different, and the sorting! Well, that's the best part. Rationing Morgan is going to be tricky, but a must! She has such a sweet tooth:)

A few pics from around the house these days.

Into the lip gloss already, lil stinker.

Dorothy and Toto.

Laundry, laundry, laundry.
It never ends, does it.

They melt me.

Hope you all had a super safe and fun Halloween. xo