meet earl gray

in all the hustle on the farm getting ready for baby and the surprise of new lambs i totally forgot to introduce the newest member of our clan… earl gray the ram. since the departure of our beloved ram stan (the sheep that got all our ewes pregnant and then died) we have been shopping […]

weekend recap preparing for baby

i was thinking this morning that i can’t remember the last time i woke up on a monday and did not have a sore back and shoulders. i’m not complaining, i love productive weekends around the house and cottage. this weekend we stuck close to home working on the house, nursery, garden and the bottomless […]

one year

it’s been one year since i first shared the story of the loss of our first baby. it’s been an odd week. i’ve known this day was coming and i’ve honestly just done my best to shove it aside and try not to think about it. it’s a weird feeling when you have a baby […]

finally friday nesting edition

this weekend i’ll be officially “nesting” maybe? i’m sure i’ll squeeze it in somewhere. we’ve actually been chipping away at things all summer so we are kind of nearing the end of getting everything ready. tonight we are heading to a company outing at the whitecaps (baseball) game. I’m so grateful that it’s not 90 […]

simple easy canning recipes

i took a canning class with my friend aimee about 7 years ago shortly after i got married and was in full on new wife duties. i had newly discovered my love of cooking, baking and all things food. don’t get me wrong i’ve always loved eaten it but even in growing up in a […]

thirty seven weeks

yesterday was wild friends. wild. we went in for our last meeting with the specialist for an ultrasound and check up and yep baby goldfish is breech. head is snuggled right up into my left rib as suspected. little bugger. i knew it going in that it had not flipped it has been stuck there […]

doctor appointment

sorry this post is short and sweet but we are off to the specialist for what i believe is one last appointment before the goldfish comes! we are going to check if the goldfish is still the wrong way or turned and how the overall health is. say a quick prayer that everything is good […]

weekend recap mission accomplished

our goal this weekend was to knock several projects off the list before the goldfish arrives and i’m happy to report mission accomplished. we are dead tired, bones are sore and could barely get out of bed this morning but we woke up feeling good and almost ready for the little one. friday night we […]

finally friday after the storm

last night was one of the craziest nights of sleep/non sleep i’ve had in a while. first we came home to a blazing stuffy house because we had to close all the windows and then i kept waking up to the oddest labor dreams. not because i was particularly freaked out from class (surprisingly i […]

why i went to birth class

so tonight joe and i are going to birth class again tonight for session 2 of 4. i’m not going to lie the first one was a little intense. i mean the lady pushed a plastic doll through a knit cervix. that was alot to take in lol. however as corny as it is and […]

thirty six weeks

is anyone else completely flipped upside down on their schedules right now? having a random tuesday off has completely thrown me for a loop i woke up today thinking i had to go to church, not because i’ve particularly sinned more than normal but because i thought it was a sunday lol. however it is […]

weekend recap mid holiday

what is this day? our office is open and i didn’t take a vacation day so it’s like a check in in between a weekend and a random day off. lol it’s turned me all around and upside down. i’m not sure where i’m supposed to be and when because my normal monday routine is […]