Oh, Canada.

We took a trip to Vancouver about two weeks before Christmas.  This was our second trip out there.  We flew from Denver to Seattle, then drove to Vancouver.  It was so nice to get away and have my SIL and her family meet our daughter in person for the first time.  I am a warm weather person and I LOVE the sun so not having it was the only downside of the visit.  Out of the week we were there, we only had one day of sun.  The first day.  The rest was cloudy, drizzly stuff that is hard to shoot in.  I do love how everything is covered in moss, absolutely beautiful.  We went to so many shops that we don't have here like Aritzia, Saje, Top Shop and Brandy Melville.  I am a new fan of Tim Hortons!  I'm kicking myself for not buying a mug since I have a massive collection of mugs.  Their gingerbread white hot chocolate is the best.

We were there for a week so I have more pics over here.*

Even though you are pretty far away and a bit expensive, I do love you Canada.  You have a fan.

*I went back to my early 2000 days and posted the pics to Flickr but I am not liking the new design of it.  Know of anything else out there for photo sharing?

Traveling.

Hi there.  This was the sunset we had on Sunday, absolutely crazy beautiful.  I have been working, playing, running, jumping, reading, cleaning, organizing, eating, decorating and planning.  Thanksgiving was a good time.  We hosted for the first time and ended up ordering the whole meal from Mimi's.  Long story short all of us were too busy to make things from scratch.  I did make a peach cobbler though just because I thought the pie wasn't big enough for all of us.  Next year we will cook and go all out.  I'll probably end up making a side of some sort for Christmas.

I cannot believe we will be on vacation all next week.  We are going on an adventure to Vancouver!  We are flying to Seattle and thens driving to Vancouver.  Four years ago we went for the first time in spring when the winter Olympics were there that year.  This time we are going in winter and I have no idea what to expect.  I keep looking at the forecast but you still don't really know.  I think I'll be wearing a lot of layers to play it safe.  This is our first time flying with our little 18 month old munchkin so I am excited about that but a little anxious too.  She has been a little grumpster lately and we are noticing some molars coming in.  We have family in Vancouver so that is the main thing we are focusing on, spending time with his sister and her family.

I did order a car seat carrier and a stroller carrier too.  I need to buy a little $20 Cosco stroller from Target as well.  So much to do.  If you have any tips for traveling with munchkins, please let me know.

Oh and also, my Pepperminty Hot Chocolate recipe for They Draw and Cook is up on the jumbotron this week.  I love this hipster Santa illustration.  Awesome!

Have a great night!