May 28, 2012

an update {pic heavy}

Thank you to those that commented on my last post. I appreciate your words and that I’m not alone in thinking the heart can have many loves and many favorites. I didn’t want to make drama out of it but I wanted to say something. Thanks for the reminder that this is my blog and I can say what I want. I appreciate you reading.

Ok, let’s move on. I didn’t want the month of May to pass completely without another post. We have been having an awesome month and I want to show you what we’ve been up to!

First of all and most exciting is that my dear friend Sarah arrived at the beginning of the month. Sarah and her family are from Vegas and we met our first summer selling in Winnipeg. We became fast friends as we share a love of makeup, the same sense of humor and now both have 2 little boys. I missed her terribly last year as they took a year off from selling but this year she is back and better than ever and we have been enjoying each other almost daily. This gal makes me happy and keeps me sane. Love her. So glad she and the other wives are here, we have a sweet little group this year.
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In other exciting news I purchased a pair of green skinny jeans. I told you, exciting right? I’ve been looking for a pair of colored skinnies to rock this summer and when I came upon this lone pair in my size at Forever 21 I obviously had to make them mine. They are more of a cropped skinny and not exactly what I had in mind but I love them just the same. The color is adorable and goes with a lot in my wardrobe. Great find. And I can keep looking for longer skinnies too right? Don't mind the blurry photo and my horse-face. 
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We had a week of really warm beautiful weather. Because we are in a home this year we have full intentions of taking advantage of the backyard and extra space we have. Neil took the boys to Wal Mart to pick out a pool and they came home with this – a cute little pool with slide and spraying seals. So fun. The boys spent the better part of the week out in the backyard playing and splashing. I’m so happy to be in a house and feel like my boys can run and play and breathe. Willow is enjoying it too!
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I spent last Saturday with these beautiful sisters in law of mine. We are lucking enough to all be in Calgary this summer and try to get together as much as possible. We spent the morning shopping (what else do ladies do when they get together?!) and then enjoyed a scrumptious sushi lunch. I love these gals and wish that our other 4 beautiful SILs could join us too!
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I had the pleasure of doing grad makeup on this pretty face. Erica doesn’t typically wear a lot of makeup but didn’t want to hold anything back for grad. We did a beautiful purple subtle cut crease eye and added the drama of false lashes. She wanted to go all out and we had a lot of fun. She looked absolutely stunning all put together.
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And like a total creep I stole this picture from her Facebook.  She's got it goin' on, no? 

Sarah is such a fun mom and always has these crazy ideas. She came over one afternoon with a box of washable markers and said we were going to do some face painting and let the boys color all over themselves. Um ok. It was SO FUN! The boys went to town drawing all over their faces and tummies and then asked us to draw pictures on them too. The markers washed off in the tub without any scrubbing at all and the boys had such a great time. Once I got over my hesitation it was a blast and we’ll be dong it again for sure.
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This month my Rigby learned  how to put his shoes on all by himself. This is the most adorable picture of him right after he did it for the first time. He’s getting to be such a big boy. *sniff*
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The boys love going to look around the Disney store in the mall. It’s about the only reason we go to the mall since actual shopping with them is a serious headache. This is the best picture I could get of them playing with the Avengers gear. Porter was Thor and Rigs was Captain America. They call the store Disneyland and if that’s what they think Disneyland is my wallet is relieved, haa.
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We spent this past Saturday afternoon at Calaway Park and it was more fun than I was even expecting. I couldn’t believe how many rides there were for little, little kids like Rigby and Maddox. The boys rode rides by themselves and had so much fun running from place to place checking it all out. We bought passes and will be going back lots this summer.
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And last but not least, Willow is as sappy as ever. She certainly believes I am actually her momma and snuggles up to me whenever I sit down for 5 seconds. She is really great with all the people that come and go from our place and has made some great new friends *cough, Sarah, cough* even if they don’t feel the same way. Haaha.
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We are really having a great summer. Our home is beautiful and spacious, the wives I get to spend my days with are fun and happy and Calgary is a really great city that I am slowly learning my way around. Neil’s team is growing each week and we are happy with their progress. Life is just good. Oh, and the Bachelorette started and who doesn’t enjoy an hour or 2 of one liners and awkward moments? This gal does. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Come back this week, I want to share with you some products I’m loving and also my favorite new app that makes you even hotter than you already are! Yes please.


  1. AnonymousMay 28, 2012

    I have so missed your blogging and was so happy to see this new one! It does a mother's heart good to read all about the fun things you are doing and that you are happy--long may it remain so!!! And of course I Looooove any picture of the boys that are included (even the one of Willow)!! Love you tons!!!

  2. AnonymousMay 29, 2012

    Oh, yes, I forgot to say that I especially love the pictures of you!!

  3. O.K. you've just inspired me to try to wear my colored jeans with a skirt tucked and a skinny belt! You are seriously so cute it's not even fair!!
    I haven't been to Calaway Park in years and had no idea there was rides that little little kids can ride on! We are definitely going to be hitting it up this summer.


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