Hello September!

We are closer to Christmas this side of the calendar and with temperatures dropped here in Edmonton, we are well into the fall! 🍁

Things have been on a roller coaster since we are getting our basement renovated; main floor is now full House with 4 adults(in laws here until October) and kid (part time) – combine that with our full time jobs from home + husband’s 2 aunts from UK arriving tomorrow for 8 days, I am pretty much on the edge going away on vacation myself. Sigh. But family company is we enjoy and long for when it’s just me and husberry in the winter. So this is THE perfect time to cherish family.

Plan of Action

So for the next 8 days, me, husberry & kiddo are moving in to a family friends’ basement. Our offices are being moved to our unfinished basement. There is a lot of change and as much as I like my comfort nook and space, change stretches and helps me to grow.

Hope your last month was great and that you have a productive month ahead!

Flower Power

Everytime we go to a greenhouse to get a “specific plant” it’s never just one plant! I never had a green thumb – for years I killed indoor plants by either forgetting to water and then watering too much hoping that I’d redeem myself of the mistake. The following is our new haul of flowers – let’s hope I can keep them flowering by end of the season 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Adventures & Summer Update

Well, hello there! Hope you are enjoying this much warmer Spring in the praries. I’m popping in here to share our adventures in the past month and a half. We had pretty amazing two weeks of summer in India (where temperatures hovered anywhere from pleasant 17C to hot 37C) My parents had organized a get together to welcome Mr. Swytch into the family. I met a cousin whom i hadn’t seen for 20 years! And the best part, the garden was blooming with Dahlia’s! They are my favorite flower to photograph. We also went to the mountains for 2 day trip to Jasper mid-May and boy it was amazing! The majestic mountains always take my breath away!

Here are a few (or many) pictures so show you what I mean 🙂

blue sky with puffy clouds
On the way to Jasper

 

athabasca fall with blue sky and fluffy clouds
Athabasaca Fall

 

 

 

Jasper from top of Jasper tram

Plans ahead:

Mr. Swytch’s parents will be joining us this Friday for their 4-month stay with us and we plan to go to Banff at some point. Elk island and hikes along the river valley are also something that I want to do more of this summer. I haven’t gone back to workouts fully yet! It has been over a month since the surgery so far I’ve added long walks and biking but i really want to go back to HIIT workout.

Hope you have some amazing plans lined up for summer. I mention this because we Canadians hibernate in the long winter so this is perfect time to stretch some legs and explore 🙂

XoXo