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IT HAPPENED
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Yesterday Havilah took her first steps!
Seven of them.
In a row.
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GAHHHHH!
And the best part is, Daniel & I were both there to witness it.
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Girl, we are so proud of you. What would you like? A pony? A life size sand castle? A swimming pool filled with Mama’s milk? Whatever you want, it’s yours. 😜

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See those feet?
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Those feet are tired!
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Four days camping and traipsing through the woods + four days exploring greater Vancouver + one day walking down aisles, pathways and stairs (OH MY) in heels + dancing with everything in me for 2 plus hours straight
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You can do the math but for me the equation worked out to equal: 😴😴😴
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Baby Havilah, just went down for a nap, so I think it’s time I put those tired feet back to bed too!
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#ilovemondays

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THEY’RE FINALLY MARRIED!
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After five long, unique & wonderful years of dating, two of my best friends are finally hitched. I. Have. No. Words.
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Okay, who are we kidding. I always have words.
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Jamie and Alanna. I freaking love you guys. It was an honour to celebrate you guys this week, stand next to you for the I Do’s, give a speech & absolutely shred it with you on the dance floor.
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You two are my favourite and I’m freaking pumped to see the adventure that the Lord is unfolding for the two of you as husband & wife united in Him. 🧡 AHHH!!! SO FUN!
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So, traditionally you get a photo with them in their wedding attire, BUT SOMEHOW THE FOUR OF US DIDN’T GET ANY! So instead we took one today. THAT’S RIGHT. Today. The bride and groom hosted a gathering in the park to spend some extra time with people who came for their wedding from out of town. They are absolute GEMS and they love their community better than anyone else I know.
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Head on over to @jamithon & @alannatieszen ‘s accounts to send them some love!
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By the way, MRS Alanna ARSENEAU, if you’re reading this, time to change that Instagram handle 😜

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I just love when I double tap someone’s photo... from 2 years ago.
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🤦🏼‍♀️ whoops.
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Double tap ✨ if you ever accidentally double tap. 😜 it happens to me more often than I’d care to admit.

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Breastfeeding is an incredible privilege, not a burden.
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I never gave much thought to breastfeeding before Havilah. I just thought “How hard can it be?” Jokes on me. Starting out, it was HARD! While it is the most natural thing in the world, there is nothing natural about it. It can be painful and awkward and frustrating.
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Together, her and I figured it out and we have LOVED it ever since.
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Not only is it the best bonding time, but it’s the absolute best nutrition for her sweet growing body! It’s called liquid gold for a reason.
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Havilah was exclusively breastfed until she was 11 months. I was so blessed that my body could produce more than enough milk to sustain her completely. Not everyone is so fortunate 😔. Now we are 14 months in, and there’s no stopping us. She loves her Mama’s milk more than anything. Why would I stop something so good for her, just because the stigma society has placed on it? Nuh uh. No thank you.
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It’s something that only her and I share. When I look down at those long eyelashes and those sweet puckered lips it makes my heart skip a beat.
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On the other hand, is it fun when she flops around on my chest while simultaneously poking me in the eye? Nooooo. Or when she used to occasionally bite me? Ha! Definitely not. But, I wouldn’t trade these moments together for anything.
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Raise your hand if you’re an advocate for breastfeeding?
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I’ll be over here like 👉🏻 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🤱🏼🤱🏼🤱🏼 #nationalbreastfeedingweek
#breastisbest

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“I’ll have a decaf, iced latte, with almond milk, to-go please.”
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Anyone else feel really high maintenance when they order their coffee drink of choice? 🙈haha
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Thanks @canoecoffeeroasters ☕️ for putting up with me & always giving me a top notch drink!
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What’s your go to coffee shop drink?

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My extended family and I all share property at the Shuswap.
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I’ve been spending different portions of my summer in the woods of Sorrento since I was in diapers. Literally.
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There’s one cabin, a bunch of RV’s and a smattering of tents. It’s not glamorous, but it’s OURS!
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During my teen years, I could take it or leave it. 🤷🏼‍♀️ It was a bit irritating because of the lack of wifi. I always felt a bit disconnected when I was spending time there.
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Now I’m an adult (in case you or I weren’t sure, there’s a friendly reminder 😜) and I love it for that exact reason!
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I don’t have data on my phone so while I’m there, I go entirely unplugged! Heck, I don’t even look at my text messages, and I rarely touch my camera. While I usually really enjoy the sweet community that social media can bring, taking a break from it all, is the absolute best!
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So, if you’re looking for me this weekend, I will be making sand castles with my baby on the beach. Instead she will be eating sand and I will be like 🤷🏼‍♀️. We will be playing group games at the park and gathering all the family ...not around a bonfire because #fireban. I will be breathing in the sweet smell of forest and drinking morning coffee in a lawn chair. I will be pretending to take a nap in our hammock to see if Havilah will follow suite. I will not be touching my phone and I’m STOKED!
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Bring on that nature filled family fun!
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Okay, in the spirit of full disclosure. I am planning on busting out the camera this time. 📷 Gotta capture those fam reunion shots!
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✨ Do you have a special place in nature that you like to retreat to? Where do you go? I hope wherever it is that you go, that you try it unplugged 🔌! I bet you will love it!

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I’m in full vacation mode over here 🙋🏼‍♀️🌴
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Are we on vacation? Nooooo. In fact, Daniel & I are working today. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Yet, I’m like OH HEY VACAY!
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Maybe it’s because a few days ago I was paddle boarding on the ocean? Maybe it’s because I was staying in a condo with a private rooftop patio, overlooking my favourite part of Vancouver? Maybe it’s because we’re gearing up for our annual family reunion at our Shuswap property?
Or maybe it’s because we return to Vancouver next week to PARTY ON & see our best friends tie the knot!
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Yeah. ...it’s probably all of that.
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BRING ON THAT VACATION!
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Do you have any vacation plans for August? ✨ Tellllll meeeee. I wanna hear all about it.

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Remember last week when I told you about how apprehensive I was to leave my girl for the weekend?
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Well, I left - had a BLAST in Vancouver for my besties bachelorette, and my little girl did just fine!
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Okay, a little bit of lie. She had a bit of a rough time missing mommy and the milk that comes with mommy, and I definitely FaceTimed her once (twice) a day and thought about her throughout the time. BUT WE DID IT, AND WE ARE PROUD!
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The real MVP is the man up top 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻
He held down the fort and gave Havilah his undivided attention for 3 days while I was away. She got all the games, all the songs, all the snuggles and all the snacks 😆
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I’m pretty sure they are best friends now.
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Thanks Babe. There is no better dad than you. I’m not just saying that, I truly believe it.
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When you were a kid and you wanted a snack, who did you ask, Mom or Dad?
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#SnacksAreKing

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Always go to lavender farms.
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Always match the lavender.
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Always bring bunny.
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Great rules to live by, wouldn’t you say?
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It honestly smelled like heaven! Lavender is one of my favourite smells. Just makes me what to draw a warm bath and read a good book! What about you? Rosemary? Orange? Pine? Mint? What’s one of your favourite smells?

PS High five to anyone who can spot the bumblebee flying in front of me! 🐝

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Last night I had a nightmare that my husband set our baby on top of a green motorcycle and walked away.
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To take it one step further, I sat up in bed, turned to @kindofchubby and said “YOU CAN’T LEAVE HER UP THERE! SHE’S GOING TO FALL!” and then went back to sleep.
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...And I meant business. 😂 Today I am thankful that Havilah is safely in my arms & far away from any green bikes.
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It’s the little things.
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Sorry I woke you up Babe 🤷🏼‍♀️
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#safetyfirst
#weneedanap
#iactuallylovemotorcyles

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Any of you out there talk in your sleep? I can’t be the only one 😜

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Havilah, you bring more sun into my life than any flower ever could.
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You also opened the shower door while I was inside this morning, about ten times.
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Hav, you keep our lives beautiful & also really hilarious.
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