Friday, August 1, 2014

31 Days Of Bliss

The end of July marked the end of the BlissDom Canada July Photo Challenge.
BlissDom Canada Photo Challenge
Its was a fun month, filled with amazing photos, and a great time "meeting" new people on Twitter and Instagram.

In case you aren't following along on Twitter or Instagram (which you totally should be!), here is a review of my photos for the month.

Day 1 Canada

Baby Girl in her new onesie on her first Canada Day! 
Day 2 Shoes

My Wedding Shoes! 
Day 3 You

ME! Back when I was about 3 years old. Wasn't I just the cutest?
Day 4 Happy

My Happy. 1st picture- out for a walk with the kids, 2nd picture- the beach (would prefer the ocean, but I will take the lake) 3 picture - Harry Potter Books! Reading. Reading with my kids. 4th picture- Kenya. Beautiful Kenya.
Day 5 Shiny

The Boys rock collection.

Day 6 Unusual

Nothing Unusual about this, my little man still loves to hold my hand when we are out. Love it. 

Day 7 Skyline

The skyline of Toronto. The view from my hotel room at BlissDom Canada 2013
Day 8 New

Baby Girl has a new onesie to wear. 
Day 9 Grass 

Picture of the Grass, and trees while out on a walk with the kids.

Day 10 Distraction

The Scale. I will not allow this to become a distraction or obsession!
Day 11 Strength 

My little man showing off his strength and running the field after dinner.
Day 12 Specialty

My Specialty according to the boys, being able to make their baby sister stop crying and put her to sleep.

Day 13 Cheer 

These 3 always brighten my day and cheer me up. Love them.

Day 14 Coffee

Love when Hubby surprises me with Tim Hortons.

Day 15 Bliss

This is my bliss. My kids. Outside. Having fun. 

Day 16 Workplace

My workplace is wherever I may be. Sometimes its on the floor. Whatever works.
Day 17 Sleepy

My Sleepy Dog didn't like it when I woke her up trying to take her picture.
Day 18 Love

Part 1. I Love the way she holds her hands when she sleeps.

Part 2. I love these boys and their imaginations. What started as a game of Checkers turned into something completely different. 


Day 19 Clean 

Had to take a picture to prove that it actually happened, a clean toy room!
Day 20 Bright 

After a rainy start to the day, the sun is finally coming out and shining bright.

Day 21 Crunchy

Crunchy snack whiteout for a walk with the kids.

Day 22 Bold

Picture I found on Pinterest a while ago.
Day 23 Fun
Baby Girl Having Fun playing with her brothers.
Day 24 Red

RED! This is from BlissDom Canada 2013! (Yes of course I kept it!)
Day 25 Opportunity 

When the Opportunity presented itself to watch some machines, we of course took the time to watch.

Day 26 Dessert 

Perfect way to end a hot busy day, dessert at Dairy Queen! 
Day 27 White

The day I waved the White flag on my to-do list and hit the open road with the family instead!
Day 28 Relaxation 

My idea of relaxation: rainy day, cuddles with my kids, and reading with them. Bonus that we are reading Harry Potter.

Day 29 Cold 


Who wants a cold one?  Finally found Tusker Beer in Canada! Love that I found Kenyan beer here! And to make it extra cold, its surrounded in snow. 

Day 30 Book

I would be lost with out this book! And late, or flat out forget about a lot of appointments!
Day 31 Proud 

So proud of my kids! Love them. And especially love this picture, and so proud of it. All 4 of my kids together.  What a special photo this is to me. 


Thanks to BlissDom Canada for the awesome photo challenge! It was a lot of fun! 

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them!


~Michelle 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Canada Day 2014

Yesterday was Canada Day.
A special Canada Day as it was Baby Girl's first one!
It was a relaxing family day. Went for a walk. Spent time together. Had a nap (that was awesome!). Went out. And of course showed our pride by wearing our Canada shirts.
Here is a picture of the kids shirts.





What did you wear for Canada Day?


~Michelle

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mombie or better known as Zombie Mom

The joys of having a baby and two older kids, is that whether you like it or not you are always tired.
Some days I admit, I count down till bed time.

And this is what happens.


Put the boys to bed. Tuck them in. Say good night. Give hugs and kisses.
Sit down with baby.
Send boys back to bed.
Feed baby girl.
Send boys back to bed (probably after giving them a snack or drink at this point)
Attempt to get something done.
Answer some last minute question one of the boys has. And send them back to bed. (Seriously, are you freaking kidding me? Why must children fight sleep so much! Its not fair!)
Feed baby girl.
Change baby girl.
Give her a bath.
Feed again.
Attempt number 1 at putting her to sleep.
Sing, attempt to stay awake while singing to baby.
Feed again.
Walk in circles in my room while trying to get baby to sleep.
Attempt number 2 at bed time worked (fingers crossed).
Check on boys to make sure they are asleep and are ok.
Now to figure out my next step. I could clean up. Fold laundry. Clean up the kitchen. Do dishes. Figure out plan for next day. Make kids lunches for tomorrow. Catch up on e-mails. Text/call friends. Workout. Or I could sleep.
Sleep sounds good. Lets give sleep a try. Too tired to do anything. Must sleep.
Get ready for bed.
Check on the kids one more time.
Get into bed.
Lay in bed and think of all the things I could/should be doing.
Can't sleep. (Seriously!?!)
Too tired to get up. Body hurts. Head spinning. Need sleep.
Maybe if I just lay here, perfectly still I will sleep… must not move… lets count sheep…
And sleep…. sweet sleep… and….
Baby wakes up.
One boy wakes up.
And now the other one. Now all 3 kids are awake.
And cue Mom Zombie Mode.
And repeat. Night after night. After night.

Found on Google Search



~ Michelle

Friday, June 20, 2014

Drop It Like A Squat

This week has been wonderful. (cue upbeat cheesy music)
It really has been.
The sun has been shining. The birds have been singing…
Ok really, the sun has been shining, and its made for beautiful days and great walks with my family.
This week I decided enough was enough. It was time to get out of my rut. So I saw a friend post about doing a 30 Day Squat Challenge and thought I would join in!
Here is the challenge, you should totally join in the fun! (You can follow along, and join in on Twitter and even Instagram)
www.30dayfitnesschallenge.com

On top of that I've been making sure to eat healthy and setting time aside to make fruit smoothies every day. I feel so much better this week.
We also have started taking advantage of this beautiful weather and going out for family walks every night. With the walk I do to school with to pick up the kids and then the family walk, I walk about 6KM every day. This has been a great start to easing back into working out. Because on top of all this I am also doing yoga as well.
What a great week! Can't wait to take on next week - Bring it on!

Cheers to getting healthy, working out, and being happy!

x
~Michelle

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Nature

Yesterday was spent going on a Nature Hike with my husband and baby girl.
It was so relaxing to get out and get a little escape from reality. Of course that was all before the storm hit.





And then the storm came




~ Michelle



Monday, June 16, 2014

Hello Monday. June 16 2014

Hello New Day.
Hello New Week.
Hello New Adventure.

Another week has come and gone.
This weekend was filled with tons of family time and great memories. What more could a girl ask for?

Last week I found myself to be in a bit of a rut. Last night I decided that was it. Monday would be the start of a change. And what timing that decision was, a friend posted a 30 Day Workout Challenge. What better way to start getting out of a rut then working out?

Most days I just get lost in the awesomeness that is my new baby and kids. I could sit and cuddle and watch them play all day. And some days I do. Needless to say that some things around the house have fallen behind. But you know what? Thats totally fine. Who cares is the laundry doesn't get put away right away? I'm enjoying time with my kids, who are growing up way too fast! Would you believe it if I told you that my sweet little baby girl is almost 3 months?! Already! Its unreal.

This week I have no plans. I blame it on the sunshine. Makes me not want to do anything but enjoy the outdoors, go for walks, and relax with my kids! I realize its not officially summer yet, but it sure feels like it!

Also the count down is on to the end of school! I'm not sure who is looking forward to it more, the kids or me. I can't wait for relaxing days, no rush in the mornings, late nights, camp fires and s'mores. Oh the summer options are endless.

~Michelle

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Messy Desk

With being on bed rest and now having a new baby my desk has become a catch all for everything. On Monday I decided to make this one of my weekly goals!



See, catch all! Even the teddy bear I got from Sleep Country at BlissDom Canada is there!

Its time for a clean up and re-organization.


~Michelle