Friday, February 20, 2015

V-Day Inspired Family Photo's

So last weekend was Valentines Day and we decided to do a little V-day impromptu family session! To me, Valentine's Day isn't just about showing love to your significant other. It's about showing love to the people that mean the most to you. And for me, those people are in these pictures. I love them so much! Even though Ben was being such a little stinker during these pictures...... We still managed to get a few cute ones in there. Thanks Shenoa for taking these pics for us!

Whenever I see an opportunity for Family pictures, I take it! Pictures are worth more to me than any material gift so that's what we did this year. We are so lucky to have had such amazing weather this year so we weren't completely freezing our butts off!

I will be posting about our V-day date in the next post so stay tuned!

Monday, February 9, 2015

7 Months - Belated

::Late Post::

 So last month Aurora Baby hit 7 months!! She is growing into such an amazing little human. Her new favourite thing is squacking. It's this sound she makes that is both loud and adorable. She is a fast little crawler and pulls herself up on anything and everything. She is slowly building up the courage to let go of whatever she's holding onto and reach for another object that is a little far away. We are working on her walking because I want her to hold the record of the Lowry Grandkids of Earliest Walker!! Maikal was walking at 8 months and she MIGHT be able to do it in her eighth month. Here are some more Stats:

  • Eats Solids
  • She's been having trouble with her sleeping lately but we are working on a better schedule for her. She still sleeps through the night most of the time.
  • Still nursing
  • No Teeth
  • Takes a bottle no problem
  • Best traveller ever
  • JUST started playing Strange. Even with her favourite uncles and Aunts she will cry. I hate it.
  • She puts EVERYTHING into her mouth. I am constantly having to watch her and clean up so she doesn't choke.
  • 3-6 months clothing
  • Still looks just like her daddy. Which I LOVE! She is so Lowry it's ridiculous.
  • Loves playing with her tongue
  • I feel like her hair will never grow. And it sucks. I just want to put her in little pig tails!

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Friday, February 6, 2015

A Walk in the Park

I know it's been a while since posting an outfit post but things have been distracting lately, obviously. One thing that makes me happy is getting dressed up and playing around with different things in my closet. And shopping of course! When I get stressed out, I shop. When I was in school and had just finished a really hard exam I would head straight to the mall! haha. Shopping is very therapeutic for me, as Im sure it is for alot of people. And lucky for us a lovely Chinook came into town so the weather was so warm!!

You know that one item you've always had on your wish list but can NEVER find it!?? Well that was me and this skirt! I don't know if I just had bad luck when I went out shopping or maybe I was just too cheap to look in the more expensive stores, but I've finally found it! And it was at Ardenes of ALL places. One of my biggest pet peaves when searching for a skirt like this is finding a gorgeous drop dead flowy maxi skirt and finding out they have a super mini, super thin skirt/slip underneath because the outer fabric is too sheer. Like this image below:

I wouldn't mind it if it was a bit longer but it seriously barely covers my big butt most of the time. And Im too conscious of my legs to buy something like that. I need the under fabric to go at least to my knees or preferably to the length of the outer fabric of the skirt! SO when I saw this skirt I didn't hesitate for a second to buy! Especially since it was ON SALE!

Also, I've discovered that I now love hats! Never in my life did I think I would love the look of a hat on me. Usually most hats don't even fit on my head because of the amount and volume of my hair. But I saw this one, tried it on a fell in loveeee! The quality is amazing and it fits like a glove. I think a good hat just finishes off an outfit in all the right ways!

Skirt :: Ardene
Hat :: H&M (Similar)
Shoes :: Payless (Similar)
Necklace :: Ardene

Monday, February 2, 2015

Sunshine and Sorrow

"May we become spiritually refined as we go through sunshine and sorrows" -President Monson

This past sunday we were reminded of Gods Light through our trials. It was the perfect lesson with what has been going on with out families lately. The passing of our sister Teina Beth has been one of the hardest things we've ever had to go through, especially for my husband. No one should ever have to lose someone they love. You never think it's going to happen to you, and when it does, it hits you like a brick wall and leaves you in pieces.

While Teina was in the ICU, there was an enormous amount of support going her way. People from all over the world were praying for her. It was unbelievable. I tear up just thinking about how much love and support that Teina the Lowry family has. The number of people that came to her funeral was outstanding. The feeling in that room that day was unforgettable. But there is one staple in our life that has shown us more love, more hope, more support, and more happiness than we ever could have imagined. And that is the Gospel that we live.

"And since man had fallen he could not merit anything of himself; but the sufferings and death of Christ atone for their sins, through faith and repentance, and so forth; and that he breaketh the bands of death, that the grave shall have no victory, and that the sting of death should be swallowed up in the hopes of glory; and Aaron did expound all these things unto the king."

Alma 22:14

The Grave has no Victory. I love that. There is no Sting of Death. A friend sent this to me and anytime Im feeling down or see my husband struggling, I will go back to this and become immediately reassured that we WILL see her again. She is in Heaven having the best time of her life. She is looking over us, watching us grow and learn knew things. Watching over her family and helping everyone get through this. We have felt her spirit comfort us and we know she is Ok.

There will be good days and bad days. But everyday that goes by, is another day closer to seeing the people we've lost. This life is not the end. I know it. I believe it. We are excited to join her one day, but until then, we will live with strength.

May Angels Lead you In

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Little Bit of Leather

I've been super excited for this Outfit Post because I got this jacket from my lover for Christmas! Truth be told, I picked this out because he has trouble figuring out what to buy me every year lol. So it wasn't that much of a surprise but still exciting non the less!! These past few months I've also become wicked obsession with knee high and thigh high boots! They just give that extra little bit of style to an outfit. Sassy.
I've also been experimenting a lot on my hair recently so I thought I would give braids a try and I think it turned out pretty decent for my first attempt! This is the longest my hair has EVER been and I love it! Most of the time Im a pony tail Mom but when I get dressed up I like to have it down. My hair is one of my best qualities so I like to show it off! Because ya know...Im a dying race and all.

Jacket :: Rosegal
Boots :: Suzy Shier (out of stock, similare HERE)

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Holiday Celebrations

Does anyone else feel like Christmas just ends so abruptly?? We spend months and months preparing for this holiday and then all in the matter of a day it's just over haha.

This Christmas and New Years was an absolute blast!!! We spent Christmas up at my parents place in Drayton Valley, which I am super happy it was my families year because apparently there was very little snow down south. I LOVE a snowy Christmas. Love it. We spent last year in Hawaii and it just didn't feel like the holidays without the snow. It was just weird.

There were a lot of 'firsts' this Christmas also. It was baby Aurora's FIRST CHRISTMAS and she was spoiled! She loved every minute of it. She's going to be quite the princess haha. This year was also there first real taste of snow. We came back when Ben was 10 months but we didn't really go outside or let him play in the snow. Ben is still amazed at this kind of weather. So what better way to introduce it to them then by sledding!!! Which he absolutely LOVED! As you will be able to tell by the pictures.

I love spending time with family. It's my favourite thing. This year my Mom put together an 'Amazing Race' on Christmas Day and it was so fun!! Becca and I were paired together and we were on our toes the whole time. The challenges were exciting and tough and it just made the day even more eventful.

For New Years we came back to Lethbridge to celebrate. We kept it pretty low key this year which was really nice after a busy and lovely Christmas. We played games, ate some food and just talked about life. We had friends and family over for most of the night and celebrated the Count Down with Matt and Tiff. And what better way to celebrate the coming of the new year than with SPARKLERS!! ....and a really sparkly hat ;)

Also, If you don't know this about me, I love to make 'home movies'. You can check out all of the HERE.

This year I made a Christmas and New Year video and it was so fun to make! It captured so many great memories and I love being able to look back on them. Click on the link below to view my Christmas 2014 Home Movie :)

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday and have a great weekend!!


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Christmas Dress

So I know I am SOOO late on this OOTD post, but things have been super crazy over the holidays and lately. Better late than never?? :)

Ok, so I picked up this super perfect, super warm, super comfortable, super beautiful dress a few weeks before Christmas and I thought I literally hit the Jackpot!! Get was ON SALE! I have no idea why such a cute holiday dress was on sale BEFORE the holidays, but Im not going to complain! And of course, it goes so well with gold jewellery, which is my new favourite obsession.

And it doesn't have to only be a holiday dress, I feel like it's super versatile and I can dress it up or down for many different occasions.

Also, if you can't tell, I decided to try a more intense smokey for this look. But if Im being honest, it's not my favourite look for my face and skin tone. I doubt I will be doing it again. At least not the whole black eye liner on the bottom thing. Maybe if I started fake tanning, which I plan on trying for the first time soon! So stay tuned for that post as well ;) It might get a little messy and I may end up looking like an Umpa Lumpa.

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and New Years! Those blog posts will also be up soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dress :: Suzy Shier  (Sold out, but also love THIS ONE)
Necklace :: Ardene (Sold out, but love THIS ONE)
Clutch :: Spring (Sold out, but also love THIS ONE)