Friday, April 26, 2013

Flashback Friday: Santa's Chubbiest Little Helper

Happy Happy Friday! The days are getting shorter for me to get my things together, so today after work needs to be productive! I have to pack the rest of my belongings and load up my dad's trailer with it all. So far all I have done is a few shelves, my bathroom stuff and one of my dressers. So that leaves pretty much everything else to be packed in a day essentially. Oopsie! haha I'm just not a big fan of packing and moving. I like unpacking and organizing and finding new homes for my things, but packing it all up is the yukky part. Any takers to come have a packing party with Katie?! I'll supply the pizza and beer!!

Speaking of beer, I am attending this years Edmonton Beer Fest tomorrow afternoon with two of my gal pals from work. I am so looking forward to this as I have always wanted to go and I Love trying new beers. Should be a good time with good friends J

I hope you all have a great weekend, let's cross our fingers for this lovely spring weather to stick around for awhile. And wish me luck with my mad-dash to pack to move before I leave for my trip weekend!

P.S. Only 5 more days until Amy and I leave for Italy, jealous???
-   Katie xoxo

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

10 Things

10 Things That Have Made Me Happy So Far This Week

1. The fact that I leave in 8 days for Venice.
2. Saturday night dinner with my brother, sister and a couple of good friends
3. Going to the Oilers game with the girls last night
4. Attending Mama Blogs event tonight with my lovely friend
5. The fact that I am moving to a new home in the next week
6. (Not) looking forward to packing to move in the next week!
7. My new tattoo
8. Breaking in new sandals
9. Date night with Kelvin on this Thursday
10. Getting my business plans all worked out - it's slowly coming along and I'm so excited for it!

-   Katie xoxo

Friday, April 19, 2013

Flashback Friday: Just Chillin

I have always been jealous of how babies can fall asleep anywhere and in the strangest positions. Wee baby Nat looks pretty comfortable here though! Look at those chubby thighs and arms, so squishy!!

Happy Friday!

-   Katie xoxo

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jumping For Joy

I came across this gem last night while going through some older pictures on my computer. I think it's the perfect picture for the moment as my sister had her last day of classes on Tuesday. She is an English major at the University of Calgary and has worked so hard for the past four years towards her degree. Words cannot describe how proud I am of my little sister for sticking to it when she felt like giving up. For her countless nights of staying up until 3 in the morning to finish a 2000 word essay for class the next day, and then getting up and doing it all again. Only 12 more days until you write your last exam, and 13 more days until we leave for Italy. You can do it, you're so close to the finish line to freedom and a whole new big scary world awaits you at the end.

I just want to tell you how proud I am of you Amy. I love you so so much and I know that you are only going to achieve greatness in this world. Just remember that you are an amazing individual with a family that will support you no matter the path you choose to pave for yourself.

There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way.
- Christopher Morley
-   Katie xoxo

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


14 More Days and my baby sister and I board a plane to Italy.
Words cannot describe how excited/nervous/anxious I am for this trip. Eeek!!!!

-   Katie xoxo

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Goofy Laugh

This little goof has a very sweet laugh - she also loves to use her dramatic laugh every once in awhile, as you can see in the second shot. She cracks me up.

-   Katie xoxo

Friday, April 12, 2013

Flashback Friday: Sibling Shot

In honour of National Siblings Day - 2 days late - here is a nice picture of my baby sister, older brother, wee little baby Natalie and I. With a guest photo-bomb appearance from Anthony! haha

TGIF! This weekend is going to be a productive one, well I'm saying it will be at least ;)

-   Katie xoxo

Thursday, April 11, 2013

At The Moment

Hey Guys! I thought I’d do another At The Moment post to catch you up on my life J

Watching :: I haven’t been watching much TV, but am hoping to finally see The Campaign which I have borrowed from my SIL. She claims that it’s “the funniest movie ever”, so I need to see if this statement is correct!

Listening to
 :: A random mix on my iPod – nothing in particular this week!

 :: Our route once we land – keeping it an open plan, but a general idea to go off of so that we make sure we can tackle every destination we want to.

Thinking about
 :: How I depart for Venice, Italy in 20 days!!!!!

 ::  The fact that this trip that I have been dreaming about for many many years is finally happening. I can’t wait! J

Stressing about
 :: Packing – yep, you read that correctly. I am moving. Again! At the end of the month I am moving in with my brother who just bought his own house. I am dreading packing my stuff yet again and moving it in, BUT I am super excited for this new opportunity. It’s a positive move which I think will only make me happier about things. So a few mumbles and grumbles of moving and then I will be fine!

Looking forward to
 :: Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Pompeii…… *sigh* I’m looking forward to the trip in general! Plus not working for 3 whole weeks isn’t so bad either! hehe

 :: Lots of tips and websites on travelling Italy. I’m trying to be as knowledgeable as possible prior to leaving on my trip!

Making me happy
 :: The thought of being able to be that much more closer to my nieces and nephew in just a short little while. 

Wishing :: The snow would stop falling, or if mother nature could at least make up her mind. Is it raining, Is it snowing, I don’t know!!
Hope you’re all having a good week so far. The weekend is right around the corner J

-   Katie xoxo

Friday, April 5, 2013

Flashback Friday: Take Me Back

I wish I may. I wish I might. Have the wish I wish tonight. 

Dreaming of Disneyland and being in California this dreary, snowy Friday April morning.

-   Katie xoxo

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Hendrix is such an amazing dog. The kids love him so much, he's definitely one of the family and life wouldn't be the same without him. I got to spend this past Sunday and Monday with him as Michelle and the kiddos were still en route home from the coast. He was so cute sitting in his spot in the front window watching and waiting for the rest of the gang to get home. Don't worry buddy they're home and won't leave you alone again for quite awhile!

-   Katie xoxo

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tired Peach

Oh Bella sure is the peachiest of them all! She was so snuggly the other morning in her frog jammies! It's times like these that I will forever cherish as an aunty.

-   Katie xoxo