Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Currently - August 24th

Happy Happy Friday Everyone!! I am off to Calgary tonight after work for a weekend full of catch ups and visits with my friends down the highway. Thought I would leave you with a currently post to give you a little catch up of my life lately.
Anticipating: Moving into a new place Oct 1 – the time has come for me to move on from my little home sweet home. It’s just too expensive for just myself to be there, so I’ve found a new place and a roomie which will help me out financially so much. It's definitely a smaller place than what I am currently in, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make in order to save some money.

Listening to: Gojira’s new album – L’Enfant Sauvage – It’s awesome

Loving: All of the photography jobs I’ve been doing this past month and the one’s to come in Sept & Oct. I feel so lucky to be able to do these and I am praying that I get to continue doing more and more photo shoots. It's something that I absolutely love doing and I spend all my time shooting everything and anything with my camera anyways, so why not bring in some extra cash while doing something I enjoy!?

On how I’m going to downsize my things to fit into a smaller space – should be interesting as I have a lot of stuff (but a much needed cleanse). I don't mind cleaning and organizing - but moving is such a motivator to really take a close look at your things and decide what's worth taking and what should be thrown away/given to Goodwill.
Reading: I’m just finishing up the Chelsea Handler Books – they are so funny and very easy reads.
Watching: Teen Mom - shoot me, I like reality TV - Caught red handed- it's totally a guilty pleasure of mine ;) and I won’t stop it!!

Wishing: Time would slow down, did anyone else realize that it’s already August 24th and that summer is almost over? When did that happen?!

Working on:  Editing all of the pictures from my photo shoots. I wish I could work on them all day, but alas
the bills have to be paid somehow!

How about you guys? Leave me a comment and let me know what you've been up to and keeping busy with! 
♥ Katie xoxo

Thursday, August 23, 2012

10 Things

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

1. Good Friends.
2. Hot Pink Skinny Jeans
3. Searching for a New Place to Rent.
4. Eating Pop Tarts for Breakfast (Haven't done that since grade school!).
5. My Company Golf Tournament this Past Weekend.
6. Visiting my Nieces and Nephew & Seeing How Much They've Changed even in 5 Days
7. Spending Time with my Sister, Savoring Every Moment before she Moves back Home.
8. Drinks & Appies with Friends.
9. Supper with My Family.
10. Girls Night on Friday with my Calgary Gals in Olds (SUPER EXCITED).

Inspired by Lovely Lady 

-   ♥ 
Katie xoxo

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: The Girls

(Found this old collage I made awhile ago - lighting isn't the best, but look how cute they are!)
-         Katie xoxo

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Holidays at EBL {Part 1}

I’m finally getting around to posting about my holiday out at the lake. It's been a hectic past few weeks, so I apologize for the lateness in this post! Because I took so many pictures I will be doing a few posts about the trip.

So as I mentioned earlier, I was lucky enough to take a week off of work to spend with my family out at East Barriere lake July 28 - August 6. Saturday at the crack of dawn (literally) Michelle and I packed all three of the kids up and headed west on the highway. The two of us drove together as Andrew was working, he flew out on Tuesday night and spent the remainder of the week with us. The drive went well considering there were three tired munchkins in the van, we made it 5 hours into Blue River before we stopped for some early lunch. Thank goodness for in-vehicle DVD players I tell ya! We made it to Barriere, stopped for groceries and then packed up the kids for the remaining 20 min drive out to the cabin. Just as we left the town we saw a couple of vehicles pulled over looking at something in the trees - turns out there were 3 baby black bear cubs up in the trees. Pretty amazing to see that, and I was lucky enough to snap a few pictures. We didn't want to stay too long as I'm sure mama bear wasn't too far behind. 

Saturday and Sunday were pretty quiet days with just myself, Michelle, my dad and the kids. Monday my grandparents made it out along with my Uncle Ernie. The rest of the family slowly trickled in all week and we ended up having quite the cabin full for the remainder of the week. The more the merrier, right! 

The weather all week was fabulous and only got hotter as the week went on. We had one day of overcast skies - but I still got burnt even with the cloud coverage. Just one of the many joys of being so white! We took advantage of the weather and stayed outside for the majority of our days. Went for walks with the neighbours, to the drop off rope swing, many boat rides, wakeboards, tube rides, paddle boarding, swimming, floating, snorkelling, the list goes on. We kept busy with the kids as all three of them are walking now and are busy, busy, busy! Since the twins like to put everything and anything in their mouths we inflated a floaty and filled that with water which we set up on the grass in the shade. We tried to have them down by the water but they kept eating all of the rocks - so plan B it was! Natalie is such a water rat - she was constantly asking to go down to the water. She also loved to grab a handful of rocks and then head onto the dock and throw them off the end for Hendrix to swim for. I'm pretty sure we walked up and down the dock 100 + times so she could throw rocks in for puppy, such a goof! The kids time was spent blowing bubbles and popping them, swimming, playing catch, filling up sand buckets, colouring (mostly on paper but a little bit on the table!) and exploring everywhere. They all seemed pretty content at the lake and we only had a few minor meltdowns, nothing a snack and a nice afternoon nap couldn't take care of!

Overall, it was a great holiday spent at one of my absolute favourite places on earth, and i'm sad to say that holidays are officially over :( But that's what we have pictures for, to look back and remember all the good times. I hope you enjoy round one of photos, more to come this week. Happy Sunday All!

-   ♥ Katie xoxo

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Golf Tourney Bound

I am currently laying in bed going over what I need to pack for tomorrow as I am headed to Rocky Mountain House with the three lovely ladies pictured above. We are going to our company's golf tournament, and I'm pretty excited to get going. It will definitely be an interesting experience as not one of us is an experienced golfer. I know that Amy and I have been to the driving range a handful of times, but even that isn't good enough. We are allowed to dress up, so naturally we went all out. I will definitely have to post some pictures as we look amazing, obviously! It's also supposed to be a scorcher of a weekend so that should make this an even more interesting experience, especially in our costumes! 

Now I am off to bed as it is an early morning for us. Hope you all have wonderful weekends! :)

-   ♥ Katie xoxo

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Walk at Hawrelak Park

Amy and I met up with my friend Andrea on Monday at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton. We enjoyed sipping on Starbucks while we walked around, took a few photographs and chatted. A perfect simple Monday night with two of my favourite people :) 

-   ♥ Katie xoxo