Church starts at 9 and in usual fashion, I was still applying mascara in my underwear at 8:50 and the kids were searching for matching socks at 8:55 and poor Marco has been ready since 7:15. By some miracle we left at 9 (church is literally a 1 minute drive from our house thank goodness!) and halfway there I said “Ohmygosh look at our outfits.” We were all perfectly coordinated 😂😂 it happens to us all the time.... Probably because I buy 90% of our families clothes and burgundy is my favourite colour 🤷🏻♀️
In case you didn’t already know 😂
Had my last trip of the year to Alberta this year and it was bittersweet!! I’ve been 7 times since June for weddings, proposals, engagements and elopements and every visit I fall in love with the Rockies more. I’m so excited to be home for awhile and not live out of a suitcase but I’m gonna miss those mountains so much! Jessica and I got to explore Kananaskis this time and we picked out so many future cabin location ideas 😂 So here’s to Fall and pumpkin everything and being a homebody for awhile!! (Although I did say to Jess on our flight home, “maybe someone will book a shoot in October? I’ve never seen fall in the Rockies!” 😂🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️
What a week. It was hard and messy and stressful! But we survived! 💪🏼 We’d blocked off today for a family day before I head to Canmore tomorrow for work. The kids kept asking “where are we going? What are we doing? Can we have food? Is there food there? Can we have a hint?” As kids do 😂🤦🏻♀️ We told them today was about “seeing where the day took us.” Which pissed off my planning son who likes to have all the info and hates surprises 😂 The day took us to the sunflower festival 😍, Birchwood Dairy for MASSIVE ice cream cones, and finally Wal-Mart to buy two new board games (Clue and Sequence) and fun appies for dinner. It was the best!! A solid reminder how amazing life is right now and how much of a rockstar of a husband I have! This year hasn’t been easy for him and the things he’s had thrown on his plate but he’s the most patient, hard working, kind, gracious person I know with so much integrity and passion!! Thanks to Luca for asking if he could take a photo of us haha. He was pretty proud of the tickle kiss one and the close up of my face 😂
School starts in less than a week 😭 I’ve been trying to be super woman this summer and realized tonight after an hour nap on the couch after dinner that I am in fact not super woman. Or even Wonder Woman. #notcool I decided earlier this summer to take this week off work and yet I’m sitting in my office editing right now with an upset stomach and tired eyes. 😬🤦🏻♀️ Owning a business is hard, you feel compelled to work during every minute of your spare time, you find yourself in the office more often than you should be because it’s 12 feet away from your living room, and you’re so passionate about what you do it’s next to impossible to turn it off in your brain. And your so excited for your brides to see their photos you edit just onnnnne more part of their day 🤷🏻♀️ But this week I’m trying! I want this week to focus on the kids and this glorious last week of summer vacation and lazy morning cuddles! Cause next week it’s back to routine and it’s bittersweet! I’m excited for all 🎃 things and to be back on a schedule and for fall weather, but I also will desperately miss mornings like this! It’s the first time both kids will be in full time school and I’m struggling with that a little bit. The mom in me is going to miss them so much and probably shed a few tears, BUT the entrepreneur in me is pretty excited for all the uninterrupted work time!
Our annual Vedder River swim!! It was one of the highlights of my summer as a kid, my Dad would scope out a slow moving section of the river and we’d swim and float, pick wildflowers and stuff our faces with blackberries!! Love that there’s now 6 littles we get to take with us!!
One of our most favourite places opened today 😍 I don’t think we’ve missed an opening day of apple picking at @willowviewfarms yet! ♥️ it’sa major highlight of the kids summer!
This past week I had a wedding on a Thursday!! I LOVED it! (To see a peak of their photos @justinerussophotographer) But it made Friday, Saturday and Sunday all feel like Sunday and it was amazing 😎 We went to the air show, watched a cousin play baseball, and went for a walk along the river and ate so many blackberries!! The air show had a hot air balloon that they fueled up? Filled up? I dunno what it’s called! But I’ve never seen one in real life!! So I took about 100 photos and didn’t want to leave! I think they’re so gorgeous! 😍 I really needed this extra long weekend!