It’s been a journey more than a year in the making. We started talking about putting on an addition when I was pregnant with Olivia. I wanted my mom to come live with us, and even though she’s fiercely independent, she agreed it was time. 💕 My dad passed away suddenly and unexpectedly 8 years ago and she’s been doing an amazing job taking care of the house by herself, but it was time she started thinking about the future and we were in a position to help. 💕 We ended up being the halfway point between my siblings and I and we had enough space to build so it made total sense. Now she’s closer to her grandkids and doesn’t have to spend hours in the car driving to football games and events. Plus, there’s no pool to take care or lawn to mow. 💕 Sounds all sunshine and rainbows, but it’s been stressful beyond what I imagined. Plus, she had to say goodbye to the home she shared with my dad. Where his things were all still sitting there since the day he died. 💕 Construction began when Olivia was about 4 months old and today we got the final permit. A 14 month journey that has had its ups and downs to say the least. All the noise. The people in and out. Electricians. Plumbers. Tile. Sheetrock. Paint. Inspectors. Money. Money. And more money. 💕 But today is a day to celebrate. I’m excited for my mom to finally move in and start living this new life. I’m excited for all of the cousins to come and visit grandma and flow in and out of my home and hers. I’m excited for some of the burden to be lifted off her and for Olivia to grow up with her grandma only a knock away.
I’ve always been a fan of the slow, cozy mornings like these. Especially the flannel pyjamas & breakfast in bed type of mornings 🌞 today’s breakfast is banana & dark chocolate oatmeal from @Oatbox 🤤 . . Oatbox is a Montreal based company who specializes in delivering delicious & nutritious breakfast to your door (name a more perfect scenario, I’ll wait ⏳) they were kind enough to gift me the Discovery Box (swipe to see all the goodies inside 👉🏻) to try & I’m obsessed 🤤 . . If you’re breakfast obsessed like I am & want to support Canadian as well, you will LOVE Oatbox 💛 you can also use my code ‘cynthia’ to get the Discovery Box ($45) for only $20 on your first order 🥰 . . Inside the Discovery Box is two granola packages (flavours vary with the flavours of the month!), breakfast bars, oatmeal packages & a glass jar (perfect if you love to make overnight oats 🤤). Don’t wait to step up your breakfast game 🍌🍯☕️
God bless the second born...always secretly scheming a major “event”...but knowing how to look innocent and adorable. I’m speaking more about my second born, but I think Etta has that second born fire in her too 💕 have I crossed a line @cailihelsper ? 😘
The importance for me lately, is to be able to embrace the small moments... The simple moments, which happen daily and go unnoticed or forgotten... Those moments are truly the key moments... It’s the little sparks of magic which create foundation... Just like this simple stroll...❤️ #moments#simple#simplemoments#littlemoments#keymoments#magic#family#momlife#mornings#morning#dailymoments#dailymoment#candidmoments#candid#candidmoment#snapseed#embracethemoment
Sisters. These two! Oh my goodness they are precious.... I was so lucky to be blessed with two amazing sisters....Can't do life without them! Crocheted rainbow garlands and headbands are available in the shop. 🌈😍😍 📸 @danahudsonphoto
First haircut 👧🏻 Cilla overall did so well yesterday with her first trim! I’m so glad Morlie and her family moved back to Minnesota because she is just lovely, talented, and makes house calls 🙌🏽 can I get an amen?! She trimmed me up as well and I love my cut. If you’re local and need a stylist, send me a dm so I can connect you with Morlie. How old was your little one when they got their first cut? #mycillabug
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Still winning the best laugh EVER! 😍 It hurts my heart so much that these two live so far apart now. On the early morning they left camp, we headed to them to say goodbye... while they drove to us....and we somehow missed paths. Of course that resulted in tears on both sides. Teresa told Amelie that they would call us when they got home. Amelie, "yes..but I still can't hug Molly!" 😭 The little ones were the best teachers of the trip (or, always?). They didn't bat an eye at the rain, were always up for an adventure, awake and ready for company at the crack of dawn, fearlessly pointed out spiders in our boats, made sure we noticed allllll the mushrooms and animals, and stayed up playing make-believe with their buddies until pure exhaustion forced us to put them to bed. I love living in the city, but I think it's because we get enough unconnected moments away like this. 😍 When I asked my oldest what her favorite thing about Nawakwa was she told me, "You know, just hanging out in the beautiful woods talking with my friends." Me too Addy, me too. ♥️ #latergram#campnawakwa#peopleilove#homeschooling#takemeback#camping#getoutside#myheartisfull#littlebitsofhappy#bestfriends#bestlaughever#simplemoments#homeschool