Every year Marco and the kids get me an Indigo gift card because my most favourite thing ever is to aimlessly walk around that store. We’ve started watching @jamieoliver ‘s “Jamie Cooks Italy” and I knew I had to have the cookbook! We’ve made 3 meals so far and today this one made me want seconds and thirds!! Ribboned asparagus, garlic rubbed rye toast, fresh grated pecorino and ricotta with lemon and basil! OHmygosh it was good!! Marco and I are so tempted to cook our way through it “Julie and Julia” style!! (Just don’t know if I could do the fresh Octopus recipes 😬🐙)
I grew up figure skating, so getting to teach her how to skate is the best ♥️
Snowy marshmallow roast!! Best way to spend New Year’s Day!! 😍
Celebrating the end of 2018 in style!! Snowy family photos with the Russo’s, next the Canada Russia game, followed by a fancy dinner!! 😍♥️
11 years married and we are gonna celebrate the way most parents with no kids for the day would....Chapters for me, Moore’s for Marco and dinner and a movie out!! 😂 And movie recommendations?! It’s been soooo long since we’ve seen anything other than kids movies in theatres 😂
Christmas is my favourite day of the year and in the past I’d felt so much pressure to keep with so many family traditions and also trying to settle into our own family’s traditions and what the holidays meant to us. I got so burnt out and overwhelmed every year. I missed out on big important moments with my kids, I found I was doing things because it’s what I was “supposed to be doing” and not because it actually made me happy or benefitted my family. 🎄 So a few years ago I said no more. I decided that if it’s going to affect my mental health, make our family more stressed or Marco and I more burnt out we are saying nope! It’s been amazing and such a relief. No more Christmas cards sent out, no more baking every Christmas goodie under the sun, more amazon prime, and Christmas morning at home 🎄. . . Slower, less full holidays with much more time spent just us 4. The kids aren’t exhausted and run ragged (well, as bad as they had been anyway 😂) and there’s many more moments like ♥️.
MERRY CHRISTMAS from us to you!! I hope your day is filled with family, friends, food and drinks! My heart is so full today!! I’ve had a few emotional moments seeing the kids excitement and joy!!! ♥️
My top 9 for 2018! That’s a lot of mountains 😍 Honestly I was so happy when I saw them! They truly showcase the highlights of my year! Competing at Festivus, my many trips to Banff, my dear friend @lauraannesmid’s wedding, Manning Park camping and early morning kayak with Marco, helicopter ride over Pitt Lake and the first photo Luca took of Marco and I ♥️ So excited to relax the heck out of the rest of the year and to see what 2019 will bring us!