Friday, February 22, 2013


Happy Birthday Sister! 

What a special girl you are Char, and today you celebrate 31 years as one of the most beautiful Gingers on the planet. I couldn't feel luckier to have you as my sister- the girl who knows me better than anyone ... we have really been just hanging out for your WHOLE life.
 Imagine that... 

You and me with our 'main squeeze'.... Momma. 

Cuddling with Pops on that big red chair... 

Eating popsicles totally nude at Uncle Jack's swimming pool  (Apparently I was too modest for that). 

Spending time with Village.

Posing with Barkley

...all dressed up with no place to go. 

#macandcheese #yourhair 

Life of the party with all the guys! 

Me- always wanting just a few more moments with my big sis... 


 Most stressful night of my life!!! Anything for the bride!! Just kidding. 

Literally the most beautiful wedding ever... and so proud to be your sister on this day. 

Sooooo pretty Char! 

31 years has led you here... Love you Mrs. Higgs. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Charlotte's Pre-Bday Bash

Luckily I don't have tooooo many pictures of Char's early bday b/c when you mix Soju with beer (literally), things tend to go awry. Here are couple of shots from our night of Korean BBQ and Karaoke. 

Almost wore this outfit... but changed at the last minute. Thank goodness I did. Korean BBQ is no place for bare skin.  
Higgy and Gareth 
The lighting was #notgood #toobright 
Gorgeous girls... We love LB! 
Korean BBQ in action. It was my first time :)  
This is what I mean by awry... Char biting Troy's arm for no apparent reason. #herewego 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Family Day

Troy and I had an amazingly relaxing weekend in Port Alberni/Tofino with Callie, Mike, Tannis, Nick and Emmit. 

Lots of fresh air, sleep, food, and sip or two of wine... It was perfect. 

Friday, February 8, 2013


Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Last week Troy and I went for a Monday night pedi... the best part is watching Troy get his feet exfoliated. Too amazing for words. Enjoy. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

30 Before 30

I love birthdays... I am always excited to turn another year older and feel so grateful for the life I have and the next year I get to spend on this planet, in this city, with these people... 
Since turning 29 I have decided that there are a few things on my bigger "to-do" list that I would like to lock down before I am 30. This morning I was able to cross #27 off the list, but might let that one happen again (Troy wasn't even here to share with me after all...) 

30 BEFORE 30 
  1. Give $20 to the barista at Starbucks and cover drinks for strangers
  2. Mail 10 random cards to loved ones…
  3. Volunteer in the downtown Eastside
  4. Go an entire day without looking at my iphone
  5. Host a wine and cheese
  6.  Drink a glass of scotch while playing cards
  7. Bake a cake
  8. Take my Mom for dinner and pay (embarrassed that this never happens!)
  9.  Read: “Spirit Junkie” and “How to Win Friends and Influence People”
  10. Outline a book idea and share it with someone
  11.  Learn more about chakras
  12. Develop a meditation practice
  13. Bake something for a friend
  14. Join Oprah’s Online Book club
  15. Drink a really nice glass of wine
  16. Have my family over for dinner
  17. Babysit Ashley/Kaleb… and any other babies in my life
  18. Go for acupuncture
  19. Eliminate dairy from my diet… cheese is just hanging on!
  20. Start taking Zinc and Iron supplements everyday
  21. Girls night out with the Dalton sisters and Pecknold sisters
  22. Karaoke with Char and James
  23. Overnight Hike with Troy (just 1 night)
  24.  Comment on the blogs I read every day
  25. More random acts of kindness… compliments, coffee, take friends for lunch etc
  26. Say “No” to things I really don’t want to do
  27. Sleep in without feeling guilty
  28. See Cairo and Lux
  29. Treat myself to a really expensive facial
  30. Watch Anchorman
What are some things you want to do before your next birthday?