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Pittsburgh Day 2: Robots, Burgers and Hockey!

Pittsburgh Day 2

On our second day in Pittsburgh we were picked up early in the morning by Xander’s colleague, Tim, who took us out for breakfast.  Before we went to the states, Xander said that he wanted to have proper pancakes, so I went online and looked up “Best pancakes in Pittsburgh” and the results were unanimous – Pamela’s!  It just so happened that it was the same place Tim had already planned to take us for breakfast… I can safely say, the reviews weren’t wrong. The food was delicious!  It was funny, though, I ordered a short stack, with this image in ... Read More »

South of France in Springtime


Ok, I am trying to blog from my tablet for the first time so bear with me and please forgive any typos!  I am on holiday atm and left my laptop home, since I have a snazzy new Galaxy Tab Pro tablet! Early Friday morning my husband and I packed up and headed off for the south of France.  We are spending a few weeks down here enjoying the company of my in-laws, the peaceful surroundings and the beautiful weather. This was the first time that we were able to drive down all in one go, because I was able ... Read More »

Putting Project Baby to Bed


See what I did there?  Putting baby to bed… Anyway, yes, this is the post.  That post that we all thought would possibly come someday where I talk about us reaching the end of the road with trying to have children.  Well, here we are at the end of the road.  I probably shouldn’t say it like that, it’s not as though we’ve walked down this road that ends at a cliff where our lives come to an end.  Rather, we’ve come to an intersection where this road ends and it’s time for us to turn in another direction.  Who ... Read More »

101 List – My Birthday Surprise


Settle in, this is going to be a long one… About two months ago my friend Penny told me her husband was going away for a weekend in May, she was unloading her son with her sister-in-law and asked if I wanted to have a girl’s day.  I’m always up for a girl’s day so I promptly marked it on the calendar. Fast forward to this past Saturday morning.  The plan was that Penny was going to come here before lunch, we’d go meet her friend at a restaurant in town so that she could give her the cupcakes she ... Read More »

365 Days of Self Portraits: Days 71-78


In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits.  My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before.  It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I ... Read More »

101 List – Go Ice Skating!


I’m Canadian. It goes without saying that people assume that we glide out of the womb on ice skates. Girls doing a fancy little twirl and boys ready for a fight, right?  Well, I guess that’s sort of true. Starting at a very young age, we are put on ice skates and are taught to stand on our own two feet. If you are me, it doesn’t matter if you fall anyway because your mother has so many layers of protection on you that you wouldn’t feel it anyway! We would go skating as children with our parents, at any ... Read More »

101 List–Swim in the Mediterranean


One thing I didn’t mention in my recent post about my trip to the south of France was that while I was down there, I finally got to swipe another item off my 101 list! To swim in the Mediterranean! It has been on my list during two of my previous trips but we just never did get around to it.  When we got together with Xander’s mother for the day, we decided to go to the beach.  It gave us a nice relaxing way to spend time and chat with her and also the chance to see some place ... Read More »

Where Have You Been?!


So I’ve been getting a few mails asking where the heck I am and why I haven’t been at least doing my monthly updates.  Well, I’m still alive and everything is great… so please don’t worry!   I’ve just been incredibly busy! Doing what?  Well… In September my husband and I went to the south of France where we spent time with his family and did a lot of this: Also a whole lot of this: Yeah, it was heaven! After returning from almost three weeks there, my husband left the next day for five days in Denmark, during which time ... Read More »

The Most Ridonkulously Cuddly Dog Ever


Yes, Ridonkulously is a word, really… would I lie to you? I’m still completely and utterly addicted to Intagram (where you can find me under the name Canadutch, or just look here on Statigram) and Pixel has quickly become one of my favorite photo subjects. I realized as I was uploading a photo of her this morning, that she may very well be the cuddliest dog that ever lived.  No, seriously… look at this. There are a few cameos of Bailey and us humans but I think you get the point. We really try to remember what Cesar Milan tells ... Read More »

Adventures in Geocaching: Green & Park Rotterdam


Back in May Xander and I went geocaching for the second time, and I totally forgot to write about it!   It wasn’t long after our first geocaching adventure, and it looked like quite a fun one to do.  We were going to see a film that morning and decided that since this particular cache was in one of the parking areas in the city center, that we’d park there, walk to the theater and then do the cache before hopping in the car to go home. What I really liked about the cache was that you were supposed to be ... Read More »

The Day I Finally Got Into My Husband’s Pants (5 Month Update)


Remember the time when my husband got into my pants?  Well last night he got to return the favor! Get your mind out of the gutter, if you clicked the link you know I’m not talking about that. Yesterday was 5 months since my surgery, and I feel like I’m in a total time warp.  How on earth has five months gone by so fast?!  I had done my last update late, at 4.5 months rather than on time two weeks before… so I wasn’t really into doing my usual photos as not that much has changed in the past ... Read More »