Wednesday, August 22, 2018

9 in, 9 out

9 Months IN, 9 Months OUT!

This Boy.
You have been quite the challenge for me, but I am so incredibly in love with you.
I don't even remember the last time I had a full night sleep. Even when he sleeps straight through the night, my body just wakes me up sometimes because it's so use to it now lol.
You are a stage 5 clinger, but ever since you started crawling and lifting yourself up off the floor (happened about 4 weeks ago), things have gotten 1000000X easier. You can explore new things on your own and trying to keep up with your siblings is the funniest things ever. However, now you find every small choking hazard on the ground and almost die like 10x a day. So fun.
You have finally started sleeping long stretches. Most nights you go from 8-5, eat, then up at 7:30.
You love food. You are moving onto the good real stuff, non of this mushy baby food business anymore.
You have 6 teeth.
Take 2-3 naps.
Best laugh ever.
So ticklish.
Loves peek-a-boo.
Weaned and Bottle Fed. I dried up with every baby about 8ish months. I tried so hard to go longer, but it just wasn't happening. But you hold your own bottles and its a game changer.
You loooooove to be in water.
And of course, you are the cutest thing on the planet.

And you will notice the photo stalker in these. Aurora was SO jealous that Roka was getting his own little photoshoot, so she was close by and try to get in a couple. Literally dying in laughter. Because Ben is in school all day, Roka has been her new play pal. She is still learning to be a little more gentle, but Ro is surprisingly taking all the rough housing well ha.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

How We Wore It Together | High Waisted

I can't believe we are coming up on 3 years of blogging with these ladies with our HWWI series. And, this is the FIRST time we were all in the same place at the same time. So obviously, a major photoshoot needed to be done. I can tell you right now, this was one of the funnest shoots ever!

Let me just give a quick reason why I jumped on the 'fashion blogging' train. Being a Mom, I don't feel like I ever really get the chance to dress up or take nice photo's ever. Plus the post baby body has given me some unconfident feelings towards myself, which is never good! I guess you could say it's part of my 'me time'. I love getting ready, and I love taking photos, so doing some outfit posts just seemed so fun to me....gather a few other talented and wonderful ladies, and here we are! I've always had a love for blogging, but Instagram has kind of taken over my time instead of the blog, which is totally fine, but having the blog to tell some bigger stories or more photos about whatever is so nice to have as well. And I love that these ladies keep me blogging at least once a month.

It's crazy how much our body can change. Over the past years with photographing what I wear, Ive gone from a thinner me to a thicker me to a pregnant me to a post birth me. I've learned to dress for my body type with every stage, and it has been very complicated at times, and shopping has seemed impossible, but our bodies are amazing and it's been a goal of mine not to worry about it so much. Just go with the flow, have goals, but don't beat myself up if I don't reach them right away.

This month is HIGH WAISTED JEANS. I never thought id see the day where I would wear such a thing. But you guys, if you have a bit of tummy trouble, high waisted is the way to go!!! And no bum crack when you bend over. Double awesomeness. They give me a great shape for how my body looks right now, which brings on a big confidence booster for me! It also elongates your legs, which for my shorty little stub a huge plus.

Dont forget to check out my stunning Blogger Babes at the bottom of this post!

Top: Reitmans

Jeans: Liquid (found thrifting)

Shoes: Winners

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

How We Wore It | Back to Basics

White t shirt, Jeans. Easy. Basic. Simple.

 Kind of how I need my life to be right now...
But who am I kidding.....its SUMMER! It's time to get busy and play all day! I can relax and be a simple human next year.

I am back here in Alberta for 7 weeks! Our summer is PACKED.
A reunion in Utah, Camping in BC, Sister's Bachelorette Party, Weddings, Canada Day, Play Dates, Beach days, Photoshoots, Appointments, and so on and so on.
Maikal is currently still in Cleveland doing clinic, which he loves! He's working as an actual Dentist!
And we miss him SO MUCH. But we leave for his fam reunion in 6 days and he will meet us there (he's flying of course).

Just a quick Post OP info session: Maikal is doing Ok. His scar has separated behind the knee and it is very painful. Thank goodness for drugs. He is doing everything he can to keep it as good as possible so it heals nicely. Since I can't be there, friends have been taking excellent care of him! I am truly grateful for the people looking over him. So amazing.
PS. we had appointments booked for Aurora's teeth surgery for months and could not get out of it, so I had to come home when I did. I was devastated to leave Maikal so soon after surgery, I have pretty bad wife guilt. So we are just so excited to see him soon!

It has been so great staying with my parents and sister. I feel like I have constant support when dealing with the kids, which I really needed lol. I've just been GO GO GO the past 3 months!
Also, Maikal does not like taking pics of me, and Savannah does. So....thats a huge win for me!

This Month's HWWI is obviously the white T and jeans. I haven't worn actual jeans in .....years i feel. Simply because I find them stiff and uncomfortable. But these......they are so soft and so comfy....I may be converted back to Jean-ism. And wearing a white top isn't really ideal for a mom.....but every once and a while I will whip it out and get fancy!

It is a busy week for us! Aurora has her surgery tomorrow, so we will see how that goes, then wedding dress shopping on Thurs, then driving down south on Friday, then to the reunion in Utah! I try to keep up with my shinannigans on my insta-stories, so feel free to follow me on there!

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