Feb 12, 2013

My Life Through My Phone- January Edition ( & A Bit of February)

Since I am behind on posting my phone pictures for the month of January, I'm going to do a quick catch up. There aren't very many- being sick on the couch for a good portion of the month being the culprit- I vow to take more pictures in February. So here we go:

 You could call this expression- I'm still very sick, but trying...

 Always cheers me up!

 Can we talk about this movie for a second? About how amazing it was, and how raw and emotional Anne Hathaway's rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream" was? I was a hot mess of tears. So glad we got to see it even though we were feeling rotten. Worth it!!

 Huck's tactics to keep me from leaving are adorable.

 Rare (as of late) outfit post- Sweater: Smart Set, Jeans: Suzy Sheir, Necklace: Jones New York

 Saturday Lunch date- The Bagel Shop in Westboro is a new favourite!!

 That was a good day:)

 Another outfit for a Saturday date- Vest: Suzy Sheir, Black top: Gap, Dark blue tank: Smart Set, Jeans: Smart Set, Necklace: Street Vendor in NYC, Headband: MuchLoveIlly

 My arsenal when I'm sick

 Trying to inject some happy colours into my life when still feeling crummy: Sweater: Suzy Sheir, Pants: Jacob, Yellow Crochet Hat: Bought at the Stittsville Flea Market from a sweet woman with her own local shop (I'll have to find her card to remember the name) I wear it all the time now!
 Another solution of mine when you're still stuck in bed on day 5 of being sick in the winter? Run out to the mall quickly and buy yourself a new cozy sweater:) : Plum cardigan: Gap, Tank: Smart Set, Yoga Pants: Smart Set, Sweet and Simple Birdie Necklace: Lisa Leonard Designs (this one is no longer there, but check out her shop, it's full of so many amazing pieces! I have a small addiction...)

 Hucks way of cheering me up- it works!

 This one finally started snuggling again- guess she's no longer mad at us for bringing Huck home, ha!

 Typical work supplies when you look after 3 year olds. Also I love colour!

 This is actually my sisters shirt, but I would love to steal it and maybe not give it back;) The necklace is from the two little guys I care for (given two Christmases ago). It's very special to me.

 Eating lot's and lot's of chilli around here. Winter comfort food- I like it spicy!

Playing this game every day, and loving it.


I suppose I could just group all these pictures together with the title "little joys". Jut a few of the moments that brightened my dreary January.

Well it's officially February now. Or has been for a week or so;) This week is Valentines week, and we'll be going to Winterlude this weekend (Ottawa's main attraction- after skating on the Rideau Canal you can check out the dozens of gorgeous ice sculptures artists have created. This is best done while also enjoying hot chocolate and a beaver tail- I'll take mine with cinnamon sugar and lemon please!) It's usually still pretty cold in February around here (and snows a LOT!), but February's arrival also means we're over the winter hump and approaching spring. (Well that's the hope-sometimes it's still snowing in April around here!) Since March is tied with December for being my favourite month of the year, I usually spend February in eager anticipation/planning mode. You can laugh if you want.

Our first weekend in February was wonderfully busy. We spent a quiet Friday night in (since Ben was still sick) and went to bed early. Exciting I know;) Saturday morning we got an early brunch at "Rockin' Johnny's" diner with some friends we haven't seen in awhile. I had a pretty standard bacon and eggs breakfast, the lemonade was especially yummy though! We were actually trying to get into another place in Westboro called the "Baker Street Cafe", but the line-up was out the door and it was cold! We are determined to get in eventually! It was great to see our friends again though, and we made some travel plans with them for the spring! I'll post about it when it's confirmed:)

After brunch we relaxed at home and then went out to a movie with Morgan and Dan-who were in town for the weekend. We saw "Silver Linings Playbook", it was fantastic! It was still on our minds long after we left the theatre. Jennifer Lawrence really delivered, it was nice to see Bradley Cooper in a different role, and Chris Tucker was probably my favourite. I definitely recommend this movie!  After the movie I joined them at Morgan's parents for dinner (Ben went home, still sick). We had chilli and apple crisp- winter comfort food. I got to spend time with their kids (always love that) and we played the game of "Life". (Totally brought back childhood memories) Basically it was a great Saturday:)
 Paul asked for a picture of me, him and Jill. Well I think it turned out nicely:)

Sunday was of course Super Bowl Sunday. I don't really follow football (unless I'm hanging out with my Dad) so while Ben went out to watch the game, my sister and I hung out. We ordered in from Boston pizza (I got Fettuccine Jambalaya- sooo good and enough for 4 helpings!), and watched movies. I always love hanging out with my sister. We miss our brother though-he's been busy- I can't wait to have our usual Sunday night hangouts back! I have no complaints though-I really needed this weekend!

It feels good to be (almost) caught up. Thank goodness for Instagram and my I-phone so that I can keep track of these little moments.

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