Saturday, September 3, 2011

fun overload!

Feeling rather crafty lately.
Maybe because I've cleaned my desk? Ha.

Just some of my favourite photos from earlier this Summer.
Photos taken with my iPhone via Instagram.

Monday, April 11, 2011

we had the perfect timing,

April 10: ryan and i
we're (just) ordinary people.

We're going to be okay right? Hell ya.
It's still surreal. I married the boy that I fell in love with in high school - I kinda always knew it was going to be him. He finished culinary school & indulged himself in the industry. I've never met anyone who's more passionate about the way Ryan feels about food. The next few years came a bit backwards. We found out it was going to be us plus one, so we got engaged & tied the knot. After our A turned one, we bought ourselves a lovely little home. I finally finished my undergrad degree in commerce & started my "career". I love the little life we've created. (our dreams are made of real things)

Feeling all sorts of nostalgia. There's just something about the beginning of warmer weather that brings you back to those days you can remember - the best days. (hands down, this is the best day I can ever imagine). Ever feel as though, your very own life could play the part in a movie? That you own trials and tribulations are those of the main characters and you're just waiting for your very own happily ever after? Or ever feel so in tune with the plot of a tv show that you swear it were mimicking the soundtrack of your life? Sometimes I feel as if I'm living vicariously through these fictional characters - that they're lives are something that I'm aspiring to be. I guess that's the magic of what producers and directors can accomplish - making us feel as though, yes - this could be possible - even for me.

I used to think that my best writing, my best words came from when I was feeling the worst. I used to think that I needed that dramatic inclination in my personal life to come to the complete realization that - well, I actually didn't need the drama at all. (I was a dreamer before you & you let me down). For me, words have always been my own escape & it was also a bonus when words were paired up with the right song that said the right words that made you feel the right mood.
Nothing can make you feel something as quickly as music can.

even the best fall down sometimes
sunshine, been keeping me up for days
hey baby, i think i wanna marry you
if we loved again, i swear i'd love you right
so don't complicate it, by hesitating
we could live through these letters or forget them altogether
when i'm hurting baby, i ain't happy baby
i'm not broke, i'm just a broken hearted man
would you lay with me and just forget the world
you are the only exception
what's wrong with being selfish?
the whole world stops and stares for a while
& you never will forget, the way you left when romeo kissed juliet
there's no combination of words i could put on the back of a postcard
if falling for you girl is crazy, then i'm going out of my mind
this is for the lovers - strictly for the lovers

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

still sick

April 5: oh boy ..

Day 3:
We're getting there, but A's still not 100% just quite yet.
He's having a hard time keeping any of his food down and still having runny stools - this of course, results in lots of throwing up and tummy aches.
Last night, while the three of us were watching the Top Chef finale - Aiden bursts out saying, "ohhh no, not again" as he experiences some more pain in his belly. (so cute!)

It's times like these that I am beyond grateful that I'm able to work from home. But during the last few days, I'm come to realize that there is no where I would rather be than right here - at home. The most important thing to be, is being able to spend as much time with Aiden and Ryan that possibly can. & this is possible! I just need to get my head straight & need to start making this change for myself. It has to begin now. I can do this, I can do this, I can do this.

I am giving myself a deadline (for once) - after my Mat Leave (well, really, I have to get pregs 1st), but after my Mat Leave - I can't come back. I will have build something for myself and will have the ability to stay at home with babies while doing something that I completely love. (Oh, & my brother will be my partner-in-crime). Let's get it going, let's go!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A, today

What a difference a day can make. Aiden woke up at 430am this morning complaining about a tummy ache - he then vomited and had some number two's. All day he's been feeling under the weather and completely attached to Mama (which I must admit, I kinda miss from when he was a babe!) ... Seems like he caught some sort of bug (I also asked him if he ate some of his playdoh - cause that would make anyone sick). He hasn't had much of an appetite either, which is a huge change for him since he loves food - poor guy. We've been laying low, watching some cartoons on the couch (corner spot) with a ton of blankets. Hoping we getting our ball of energy Aiden back soon.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

cupcakes anyone?

If nothing else is planned, the weekends usually mean that Chels and Shalam (William) sleep over our home. A loves having them around. We baked some chocolate cupcakes & decorated them with white chocolate icing and blue sprinkles. A was a lovely helper.

capturing today - around our home

So happy that I'm back to taking photos again -
Love being at home, love saturdays with A, just lounging at home - my favourite.


Loads & loads of laundry ....


Our 1st plant in our home, a song of India - still need to find a little pot for it


Aiden's favourite toy at the moment - spending hours figuring out the alphabet


I guess we thought we had more books than we actually do! So much space to fill!


Aiden's taking photos with me too


Still thinking if we need to add more frames to this wall


My tablet's finally made it out of its box, hoping to finally start using it again -

Happy, happy.

Monday, March 28, 2011

living for the weekends

or ... for days that we're all off and spending it together.
beyond thankful for the weekend that we just endured. made me truly realize just how blessed I am, to have two very wonderful boys in my life. if only all of our days were spent just hanging out, enjoying each other's company.

Monday, March 21, 2011

think about it

We are all just one small
adjustment from
making our lives work for us

Sunday, March 20, 2011

oth marathon-ing

Dear Molly,
This is gonna sound a little strange, but I'd like you to paint over my old closet door. The thing is, there is never a time when you'll be more honest, when your convictions will be stronger or your motives will be more pure than they are right now. Which means you should chase whatever it is that excites you.
Be confident and take risks. And paint over my words so you can start writing your own. My story might have inspired you, but I'm certain your story will inspire the next girl to live in our room. I want you to know you don't need somebody to write about you in order for your life to mean something. You can write about yourself. Make your own destiny. Then, years from now, the next girl will keep what you write on that door long enough to remind you of how inspired your life is.
And you can tell that girl to paint over the door, because you realize the words you wrote, the friends you had, the urgency you felt will always be there underneath the paint. The love you professed will always be there, the spark of something undeniable, a seed of hope, the truth, for better or for worse, burning fiercely, just below the surface.
Love, Peyton.

Friday, March 18, 2011

east office

Sunny days puts everyone in such a better mood.
Loving the weather that we've been having as of late, it even makes the commute into work a little better as well.

mar 19; east office

It may be a little odd, but from Monday to Friday - this is where I spend most of my day. This is where I work. My office is an upstairs bedroom that gets a significant amount of daylight. Much different from the offices out West, bu it's definitely a cozy environment.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A week since my last post? Definitely not like me.
If it was up to me, I could (would) spend most of my days blogging, documenting.
Not much going on in our little world.


Ryan and I bought a few Billy bookcases from Ikea today. We've got a cute little room when you enter our home, with a bay window - which let's in a ton of natural night. Hoping to be able to fill up the shelves rather quickly, then get some photos on the wall - maybe a comfy chair of some sort and call it a day. Ryan gave me some tough love today. Stating that our home is my own fresh canvas, it's time to put in our personal touches. I expressed that I was semi-scared to hang anything on the wall, paint anything a different colour, but enough of all that ... time to make this house, our home.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

my superman

march 5: Aiden & Ma

This guy will be THREE in June - 3.
My goodness, does time fly ...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

second look: I resolute not to make resolutions!

On January 1st, I posted the following on my tumblr -
& since then, I kind of forgot about them ... It's time for a second look.

Let’s just start changing the way we live our lives:

To be simplistic: stop cluttering & start being a minimalist - do we really need those things?

To document life: doesn’t matter through what medium, but I’ve always been obsessed with capturing the moment or else, they kind of just pass you by.

To take (calculated) risks: you never know what’s out there waiting for you, if you’re not willing to see it through.

To pay it forward: how amazing does it feel to be short $0.20 for a cup of coffee and have the person behind you spare it for you or to be walking to a parking meter to buy a ticket for you dash and have a person had you theirs because they’re done with it …

To save $$$: I’m always one for splurging don’t get me wrong - cause we work hard for our money! But there are always ways to make this hard earn cash stretch.

To let my creative juices flow: ohhappyday, est. let’s get this show started!

2011, you’re already looking to be a good one.

Instead of these being resolutions, I think they can be themes for the year. I have to find a lovely home for these words to live, so that I can be reminded of the kind of life I want to be living ...

Monday, March 7, 2011

I'm back!

After much of a hiatus,
& spending countless hours religiously updating tumblr -
I've come to realize that it doesn't seem to satisfy my need to document life.
I will however, continue to use it for capture things that inspire me.

But for now, (at least) - I'm back on this blog.
Telling our story, the best way I know how.

Hello, again.