Wednesday, 20 August 2014


We've been married Four years. It seems longer to me probably because we have experienced the most important things in life, together. I have the best person I could possibly have in this world. He's loyal and he knows what is important to me. He tries hard to make our dreams reality and I love him every day for that. Thank you Husband.


The last few weeks of summer seems to be slipping through our fingers. I am feeling the weight of summers end and have been feeling very tired and emotional the last few nights.

So many fantastic memories have been made this summer.

Some really great ones last week while camping at Fitzroy Provincial Park with the Lougheeds and the Salvages. Truth be told I glamped..... I didn't actually stay the night at the site. After a gorgeous dinner and birthday cake (Ang's birthday cake) I packed up the wee ones wished Steve and Connor a dry nights sleep and drove the 35 minutes home to sleep in our own beds; we were back up the next morning in time for breakfast and to see Connor's big catch of the day, an 8 pound pike fish, he was so excited and so were we.  The Gillespies must have fishing in our blood because we all  caught a few. Dan was very patient with us while he taught us the art of his first love. Thank you Mr. Lougheed! Steve cooked up a delicious Navajo breakfast, a recipe out of our JO USA cookbook. It's was great for camping. We also packed up some enchiladas and wrapped them in tinfoil to heat up over the campfire. A few of our friends at the site had campers and I had some camper envy mostly because it was a very rainy weekend.

Romilly & Euan enjoyed getting muddy while scouring the waterfront for treasures and waving to us in the boat from shore.  They were so good. Too bad my bugs are both getting some heavy teeth in and I thought it was best to take them home. Sharing a tent with them is not my idea of a quiet night in the wilderness.

Saturday, 16 August 2014


 We are getting our camp on this weekend with a few other families at Fitzroy PP.  Happy Friday!

LLBC xoxo

Friday, 8 August 2014


Happy Friday

It's the weekend again. It's going to be warm, sunny and fun.

C is finishing up his Bronze Medallion exam this weekend and is on his way to becoming a qualified life guard in Canada. It is always great to have another life guard around the family pool and he can make some good money doing life guarding if he ever wants to work at a city pool, lake or water slides. He could even follow in his Dad's footsteps and teach children how to swim.

After watching C get his award on Saturday I'm going on a girls cottage getaway to celebrate Tash's birthday. I'll post about it next week. The summer is passing so quickly and I'm definitely not ready for it to end. I think I'll head out tot he Lake with the kids this afternoon and take as much of it in as possible. Happy Friday!!! LLBC xo


These are the smiles or lack of smiles you get when you have taken 55 family shots. 
Thank you C for being a trooper with the little ones. You are a sensational big brother to Euan and Romilly. I see your patience growing every day with them.  They love you big time! xoxo

Tuesday, 5 August 2014


We are spending the long weekend with my Husband's family. It will be Connor's first time meeting his twin cousins and seeing his Aunt B prego. We will have BBQ's, Birthday cake, play croquet & drink plenty of Rosé (or at least I will!)  i tried out a new class at the gym this morning called Body Flo, it is a mix of Pilates, Yoga & Tai Chi- It wasn't easy for me ( no surprise ) but a great stretch for my achey body after doing Body Attack a few times this week. 

Friday, 25 July 2014


I'm grateful for our countless late nights building a home out of pixels, light and imagination -Blake Lively 

For more inspiration from this great gal check out her new project HERE -

I've added it to my summer reading list, you should too. 

Thursday, 24 July 2014


I took the kids to Stanley Park the other day to keep them busy while Husband & C went to House of Barons to get their hair cut. We walked along the river and stopped to watch a tennis match that caught Euan's attention. We saw a dog walker take 7 dogs including a 
St. Bernard  out of her small VW Golf which was pretty entertaining. The rest of the dogs were of medium size too. I wish I could have taken a picture -it was adorable. 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014


A friend at book club invited a couple of us to a private bathing suit fitting last night. I died and went to Seafolly heaven! Seafolly is an Australian company that has a wide selection for bigger cup sizes. I bought my maternity bathing suit for our Italy trip from a shop that sold Seafolly in Bristol and I have another Seafolly bikini that has lasted me a decade.

 I seriously could have spent a lot more money than I did especially with the excuse of having a pool in our back garden. When I came back down to reality I picked out these two. I'm still breastfeeding so I'm hoping buying a size smaller will do the trick when I drop a few more pounds in the bust. The other bathing suit I bought was Body Glove and let me tell you it definitely fits the name- Husband liked it alot. *wink*

Here is my Seafolly one piece. It's the same style I had for my maternity suit but a navy instead of black. As you can see in this picture it really hugs the body and makes me feel super sexy!