Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Road Trip and Summery Cuteness

EEK!!! My countdown says 19 days until holidays!!  I'm so giddy!  We are going to Whistler for several nights with my whole family before we go straight to the Philippines. 

 How am I feeling about our big trip?  The only thing I am nervous about is Nya on the airplane.  She likes to move.  All the time.  Does not sit still. Hopefully everyone is okay with that at 3am?  Oh boy.  It would've been better with her at 6 months OR at 2 years of age.  I will expect the worst and we'll see what happens.  It's not like it's just a 6 hour flight...it's 16 hours.   I still have at least two weeks worth of work and I'm working soooooooooooooo hard to finish as early as possible so that I have time to figure out what we need and how many suitcases (and their sizes) and all that jazz.   I already spent way too many hours figuring out a bathing suit for myself :)   If only I had time to work out to actually look how I want to in it...oh well...one week of working out should do it right?! ha.  

I think I'm just so happy to be doing something different.  At dinner every night we talk about the best and worst part of the day.  The best part of my day the other day?  That I had a full cup of coffee. You know, while it was still warm.  That just tells you how extremely boring my life is at the moment.  

This past weekend, my sisters and I (and Nya!), loaded into a mini van and headed to Vancouver Island for my aunt's funeral.  My oma (from Alberta) was on our ferry so it was great to spend some time with her.  
It was not very relaxing as Nya is on the move.  I actually didn't get to `enjoy' the memorial very much as she was over tired and loud.  We just climbed up and down stairs while I tried to hear what was going on.  I was glad to be able to go though and to support my uncle and his kids.  
Apparently auntie Jackie carries a clown nose in her purse?  Why did I take Nya?  Well, Gary had a ball hockey tourney for Kai and already had to take Koen.  Also, I really don't want to mess up breastfeeding with her as I really want to be doing it on our trip.  I'm thinking that will be the only thing to get her to sleep on the plane. 
All of us on the ferry.
We had a few minutes to visit my other oma in her home.  It was such a short visit, I wish it could've been longer.  You can see that my sister Trish is very pregnant.  We get back from our trip the day that she is due.  I'm really hoping to be able to make it there for the delivery as support and photographer.  

And now, for some photos of my cutie pies!! I really want a good picture of them to hang up in our home.  I actually really like this product and want to order a large one of them (they have a 50% off promo right now).  Unfortunately, I'm not sure that we got `the one' that I want of the three of them but it might just have to do!  

I hope you are having a lovely week!!
Love, Louise


  1. 19 days! Awesome!

  2. Wow, I cant believe your trip is coming up so fast! I think you are going to have an amazing time. There will be ups and downs, just like everyday life, but the ups will be so much higher!
    It will be exciting to follow along through your adventure.
    PS For the promo on the wood photos, is there are promo code that you can share?

  3. Ashley: This offer is for 50% off of the retail price. Coupon code CONGRATS2013 expires June 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM and cannot be applied to purchases already made.

    The problem is shipping to Canada is very expensive, I usually just ship to the states and drive across. However, it is a cool product, it almost looks like a painting. I like it:)

  4. I am telling you...travel mug. at home. keeps the coffee hot for much longer :)
    love the pictures!

  5. I HEART that purple dress nya is wearing:) one of my fav colors. She's a doll and it was so nice to get some 1-1 time with her on our trip to the Island.
    19 days scares me - its a reminder of how many less days I have as mama of 1. Pretty soon your highs and lows of the day will include elephant rides and multiple sunscreen applications:) you are such a fun family!

  6. joanna de jong9:01 AM

    Hi Louise, We have lots of suitcases you can borrow, especially small ones for the boys! JOanna