The day has come! It's time to announce the winner of the Sarah Mavro photo session giveaway! Thank you so much to everyone who participated and a big thank you to Sarah, the ever so talented lady behind the camera and fellow Edmontonian, for offering up such a generous prize. Don't forget to check out all she has to offer through the following links:

And now without further ado...

Congratulations, Susan! Sarah will be contacting you about your photo session asap:)


This Moment

 {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
I know I know... I'm cheating this week by using three photos instead of one. I just can't help it.

Why I Relay

(My uncle Jonny and I circa 1989)

I participate in the Canadian Cancer Society: Relay for Life each year with family and friends in memory of my uncle Jonny. There are no words to describe the horror and pain I feel with him gone and to know what he went through before he died. I can't even begin to tell you. I'm haunted by the images of him in his final days, but I'm also filled with countless memories of the playful, kindhearted, loving, adventurous Jonny he was to us all. I miss him. I love him. I just hope that the money raised will somehow help another family.  
The woman in the video below is my beautiful auntie Christine.

If you would like to pledge Linus, Evan or I you can do so by finding our names under the team 'Jimmy Coole #1'. Just click here! The Edmonton relay begins on Linus' birthday- May 26th!

My heart goes out to any of you who have been touched by this horrible disease.  


Hey friends,

you only have a few more days to enter to win the photo session giveaway with Sarah Mavro! The winner will be chosen on April 30th. So, if you live in YEG click here to enter before it's too late!
In other news, I'm sick with a nasty head cold and all I want to do is curl up in bed and sip peppermint tea with honey. 

That is all. 


Visiting Vancouver

We spent the last few days in Vancouver, soaking in the warmth, savoring the cherry blossoms, and relishing the sweetest moments with family. Linus spent most of his time playing Star Wars with his uncles Zane (3), and Elias (5).  Elias knows absolutely everything there is to know about Star Wars. He had a lightsaber attached to his hip at all times.  He and Jedi would be great friends if only they lived in the same city... It's so fun watching these little guys play together, teach each other and have the most hilarious conversations. Seriously, the things they say on a daily basis kill me. Just a few minutes ago I overheard Zane, who is 6 months older than Linus, ask honestly if he was Linus' Grandpa.

Here are a few photos from our trip. If you follow me on Instagram you've probably already seen many of these. It was such a fun weekend, I don't even know where to begin. Kite flying. A carnival. Science World. Deep Cove. Room6. Lightsabers. Pirate costumes. Cecil Green Park House (where Evan and I were married). The beach. Hip Baby disco party. Raining cherry blossom petals. Delicious food. Only one major tantrum... It was a very good weekend, indeed. The only thing that bummed me out was that i ruined the only photos of Evan, Linus and I sitting on the bench together... I look weird in the first one because I was about to get up, but I have no excuse for the second one...You'll see... 

And there you have it. Our very lovely weekend in Vancouver. 
Now back to school!


This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
My my, what a busy week. Things are happening! Lot's of many things and I've just had no time to blog at all! Linus has been loving school and I've been loving all the art work he brings home for me. He started going to swimming lessons again on Sunday and he's been spending a whole bunch of time playing in the backyard now that the snow has melted. He sometimes goes out there in the mornings before school just to sit on the grass and watch the birds. It's pretty much the sweetest thing ever. 
I've been designing and making pretty little things for the shop, visiting with loved ones, getting acupuncture treatments, reading, knitting, spring cleaning, and I found the time to use the spa gift certificate Evan gave me for Valentines day. Evan also finally took me to see The Hunger Games the other night. It's been a very good week.
We're heading to Vancouver tomorrow morning for a few days to visit with my dad, step mom and brothers. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and Linus is so excited to play with his uncles. Evan and I are hoping to make it over to Deep Cove at some point and also to Cecil Green Park House on UBC campus- where we got married. I can't wait to finally see a few blossoming trees and green green grass. Oh and maybe we'll run into one of the Real Housewives of Vancouver... Have you seen that show!? Yeesh!
Wishing you all a beautiful weekend! I'll be back with photos form the trip and other fun things very soon. In the mean time, if you have yet to enter the awesome giveaway we've got going on this month (and you happen to live in or around Edmonton), be sure to check it all out by clicking on the link over there-->


This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
Hoping you can all spend this weekend with someone you love, and relish in the little moments that make life beautiful.


Linus is reading...

Just thought I would share a few of the books Linus' has been into lately... Click the links below to view them on Amazon.
1.  2.  34. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

And here are a few books that are currently on his wish list. He'll be turning 3 next month! Maybe he'll get a few of these for his birthday...