Farewell Anthropologie

A blessing was sent in the mail to me the other day: a gift card for Anthropologie. So I was able to do one final shop at my favourite North American store. Here’s what I got: metallic wedge sandals (perfect for my future life on a bike!), a “seafoam” latte bowl (a quintessential Anthro item) and this retro magnetic timer I’ve wanted for ages (so I’ll stop burning all my muffins!)

I’ll miss you Anthro!

I have news…

No I’m not pregnant! But if you’ve been reading my ‘last 31 days’ in Vancouver, you’ll be silly if you haven’t realised that we’re obviously leaving Vancouver. Well we are. My husband was offered a job in Odense, Denmark as a university professor back in April and we accepted the job and fly out tomorrow! We are feeling a mixture of excitement and fear. We both moved out to Vancouver seven years ago as bright-eyed newlyweds, began our married life here and had our two kids and now we are moving across the world with a 5 and 2 year old, embarking on the next stage of our life. It’s huge! So, what will happen to SSM? At this stage, I’m not sure. I’m keen to see what the Mom blogging community is like in Denmark and I guess I’ll just see what happens. But please, bear with me, I’m not going to leave you, just be patient! Please, keep reading to follow our adventures in Europe!

Our little house by the lake in Odense, Denmark!


#29 – Where it all happens

This is where it all happens in Vancouver –  some of the best shopping (in my opinion) on the southern end in South Granville and all the concerts/movies/seedy stores/interesting characters on the north side of the street. It’s the centre of downtown Vancouver and the first view we had of Vancouver when we arrived 7 years ago! Like it or not, you can’t avoid this street!

Review: Natural family pictures

Too often when I look through our family pictures our smiles are fake, strained, our kids have been forced into a stuffy studios and my husband would rather be watching cricket than attending yet another family photo shoot. Having a shoot with Megan was a whole different kettle of fish. Instead of a studio, we chose the location. Easy choice, our favourite family spot: the UBC endowment lands. Instead of holding a puppet behind the camera (that SO doesn’t work with my kids) this smart Mommy had fruit treats and an awesome wagon. Megan is just so enthusiastic, chatty and friendly, my kids couldn’t help but warm to her and immediately felt comfortable with her following us and taking shots. It was the first time we had a family shoot where there were no tears, whining, fussing or escaping toddlers. Bliss! It was just another rainy Sunday afternoon. And that’s the way we like it. Plus the result of the afternoon were some pretty awesome shots, don’t you think?

Life lately

A photo dump of our life lately…

packing boxes, watermelon on the stairs, walks in UBC Pacific Spirit park, spray parks, more boxes, berry picking, summer outfit, running in the fields, kids in front of a red door, a parent-friendly cafe, smiles in the midst of a tough month – good-bye Canada, we’ll miss you!