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Happy Friday & Giveaway Winner!

Posted on by Susan Posted in Fun, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Guess where we’ve been today! :razz:

We enjoyed this fantastic Friday with a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium to make use of my membership one last time. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures, so these are from last year. That’s the little guy seeing the belugas for the first time – he was so tiny then!

Maybe we’ll get to squeeze in another visit this month, before my card expires/we are moving to San Diego in a few weeks. I still can’t believe this is happening!

Some phone snapshots from today:

This little guy is so full of energy, he was walking and pushing his stroller for at least 1.5 km today. Not bad for an almost one and a half year old. ;)

Totem Poles in Stanley Park.

[Note to self: Don't try to take phone pictures while walking/holding on to your toddler.]

We ended up walking almost the entire seawall, starting at the Vancouver Convention Center  with a stop at the belugas and sharks and then moved on all the way around Stanley Park to the Olympic Village!

18.1 km!

With the walk to and from our Skytrain station this makes a total of about 19.3 km. Plus, we walked around inside the Aquarium for about two hours… Needless to say I’m ready to pass out.

But, before I’m going to hit the hay, I wanted to take a moment and announce the winner of my Valentines Treats Giveaway. The lucky number is:

#3, Evelin! You will be receiving an email from me shortly! :D

A big thank you to all of you who entered!

Well, I’m putting my feet up for a bit and hoping to get some yoga in on Saturday or Sunday.

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!

Fall Fun + What I Ate Wednesday

Posted on by Susan Posted in Eats | 9 Comments

Hi friends, Happy [What I Ate] Wednesday!

Hope you had a great long weekend. We enjoyed some fall activities, including a fun trip to the Southlands Heritage Farm and Pumpkin Patch!

Fall is definitely here!

I’m in the middle of studying for my midterm /entertaining a teething 13-month old (he’s getting his first molars!), who also has a stuffy nose. As you can imagine, I don’t get too many chances to cook these days and I definitely don’t have the time to snap a picture of every meal in a day, but here are some highlights of the past week.

Breakfast and snacks:

hummus and veggies, coffee (with whipped cream), oven omelette with apple-pear sauce and whipped cream


fish sticks and roasted veggies


"Mexitalian" or "Mexiterranean"?

Heirloom Tomatoes, Bocconcini and Italian Salami as starter, Beef Chili as main course and I also whipped up a batch of Fall Harvest Vinaigrette (1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp. unsweetened apple juice, 2 Tbsp. Red Wine vinegar, 1 tsp maple syrup, 3 Tbsp. EVOO) to drizzle over greens.

A random confetti rice dish (risotto, maybe?) made of leftovers:

My son loved it!

Another Dinner/Leftover Lunch:

Roasted Veggie and Butternut Squash Lasagna

If you want to check out more Wednesday eats, head over to Peas and Crayons for the What I Ate Wednesday link-up!

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

Did you eat any fall-inspired foods this past week? What’s your favourite fall flavour? Are you a pumpkin lover, like so many? Soup? Feel free to share in the comments, I love to get inspired by you!


S for Summer

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Hey everyone!

Technically (and if I look out the window) it’s still spring until the 20th of this month, but I always thought of June as already being part of the summer months.

Our weather is OK compared to last year (or maybe I didn’t realize it was nice, because I was either working or studying in the library…). Often sunny, mixed with clouds and the occasional rainy day here and there.

What I’m excited about this Summer:

  • Farmers Market on Saturdays. Here’s what Trout Lake looks like during the week:

    Trout Lake

  • Long walks and trying to take pictures of my feet while walking (yes, I do that sometimes, but it’s nearly impossible to coordinate!!!)That’s why I just take them while standing. :)

    Don't try to tell me you've never done that before! ;)

    I think we had our longest walk to date last weekend, when we walked about 25km!

  • Green Smoothies

    Standard: WF Green Goodness

  • Picnics

    Chicken Taco

I’m also looking forward to:

  • Relaxing at the beach or taking a dip in our closest outdoor pool
  • a trip to Europe (Sweden and Germany) to see friends and family!!!

Fun & random:
I sent a few diaper covers to Kath (of Kath Eats Real Food), who is expecting her first baby this summer. It was exciting that she mentioned me and showed them on her baby blog.

What are your plans for this summer? Any upcoming trips? We’re excited about taking our son on his first flight!! Any tips for traveling with baby? Leave a comment!

Enjoy your weekend & see you soon,