Happy Anniversary!!

On Saturday my husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. Funny I prefer taking pictures in the street rather than in our backyard. I find the hedges in our backyard very distracting and using the street as a backdrop makes the subjects pop.

My Youngest Turns 11

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I can’t believe my little hip hopper turns 11 next week. We were able to get the skate park all to ourselves this morning for some birthday shots.

Happy Mother’s Day

I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day. It was a fabulous day in our nation’s capital! We went to Dow’s Lake to see the tulips but sadly only about 20% were in bloom.Image

Happy Birthday!

ImageImageImageImageImageImageI can’t believe my daughter turns 14 tomorrow! The snow finally completely melted here in Ottawa so I was able to take my daughter’s birthday portraits outside, it was touch and go all week. ;)

Competitive Dance

I was at my kids’ dance competition a few weeks ago and was checking out the professional pictures taken of their performances. I was not impressed with the quality at all. Yesterday my kids had a recital so I decided to try and see how hard it was to take decent pictures. Here are some of the pictures I took: ImageImageImageImageImageImage

The Long Winter

My post title sounds like a Little House on the Prairie book. The weather is starting to look up, finally!! I can’t wait for this tonne of snow to melt though. I’m already dreaming of our summer vacation to PEI!Image

Log Farm Sugar Bush


It’s our tradition to go to the sugar bush every March Break. The kids love it. Usually by now we’ve had a thaw so the maple sap has already started running. Sadly this year it is still so cold out that it was not running yet so we skipped going out into the bush and went right to breakfast. The Log Farm Sugar Bush is at the National Capital Commission’s Log Farm Site in Nepean. It’s handy and it’s great!