Whistler Getaway

Last week we skipped town, packed up the Phil & Ted’s travel crib, and went for a little getaway to Whistler. We stayed at Nita Lake Lodge and had no real plans except to relax. It was great to have a change of scenery and to stay in a hotel, with no laundry, dishes, or cleaning to do… having someone to make the bed and fresh towels every day felt like a luxury after my last three months with a baby taking up a lot of my time and energy. It was sunny for half of our time there and rainy for the rest, which was fine by me as that was the perfect excuse to sit by the fire and drink wine and eat baked goods from Purebread. Usually I like to go to the spa when I’m in Whistler (either at Scandinave or the Four Seasons) and go to a yoga class at YYoga NeoWhistler, but neither of those things happened this trip. Instead, this trip was all about family time, leisurely walks, and happy hours. Here are a few iPhone snapshots from our trip.


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Newborn Photos

And just like that, we are a family of three. We had our first family photos taken (aside from quick iPhone photos in the hospital) when Baby N was 10 days old. The girls from Gucio Photography came to our home and were super patient with us as we went through multiple feedings and diaper changes during the shoot. I’m so glad we had these photos taken. We can always look back on them and I think they capture our new reality really nicely. Here are a few (okay, a lot) of my favorites!


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Home for the Holidays

Home.  When asked this year what we’re doing for Christmas, I tell people I’m going “home”.  In fact, I’m referring to my parents’ place on the Sunshine Coast. I haven’t lived there for more than a decade and it’s not even the house I grew up in. My family moved to the house my mom and dad live in now when I was almost done high school. My “room” still has the purple paint I chose (inspired by Monica’s apartment on Friends, I’ll have you know), but it’s more of an office these days and doesn’t feel like it ever belonged to me.   Continue reading