birthday,  feasts

7 Quick Takes Friday #7qt


IMG_5107One of the best things about not being pregnant: enjoying wine again on a relatively regular basis. We pulled out our good stuff to celebrate Felicity – Dirty Laundry unoaked chardonnay and a pinot noir. I think we’ll save the pinot gris for our anniversary, at which point we’ll either have to make a trip to the Okanagan to get more Dirty Laundry wine or –


2014-05-23 13.49.01…we can head to the local Co-Op liquor store (which just opened) and get Dirty Laundry here in Saskatoon! I’m banking this store is the only place in Saskatchewan that one can get it. The Co-Op liquor store is very close to us; we took a walk through last week. Guess what I found: My favourite. Yes. I’m excited. Maybe I can make requests. If I can, I may become very familiar with the owners of this liquor store in the future…


Despite being small and young, she still really seems to love her baby sister. She most commonly says to her, ‘hello bebe!’

IMG_5065She loves giving ‘hugs’ (more like gentle head butts) and kisses to Felicity. I’m so very glad that she’s been so good about having a baby sister. It helps that her older brother gushes love on Felicity, so Cassia has a great role model too.


IMG_5121My first homemade birthday cake (that I didn’t make) in a very, very long time (thanks mum!). Possibly since I moved out from home over 10 years ago. It was a lovely cheesecake (no bake) with strawberries that Spencer put on for us. Speaking of whom, did you see his look of anticipation on his face in this picture? So precious!


We went to a community fun night last week and the kids had a great time. They had little carnival games for the kids, they brought in a fire truck to check out and climb in (under firefighter supervision, of course), and there was a bounce castle. They had a great time, even if it wasn’t high class. Cassia had her face painted with a puppy dog. Spencer requested a ladybug on his hand. I’m thrilled they had a great time, and it was nice to get out as a family.

2014-05-23 18.36.02 like I said, not high class. but they loved it.2014-05-23 18.35.51


My mum had a stroke of genius when she remembered that while she was still here that we had been planning on making Felicity’s baptismal gown. I’m so glad she remembered before she left! It had completely flew out of my mind for these last weeks, and she leaves on Saturday. Thankfully she’s skilled at the sewing machine and we got to work right away. It’s the same pattern as Cassia’s was, but we changed the way we put it together. For the skirt part of it we used one of the two detailed strips from my wedding gown, and for the bodice piece and sleeves we used the dress’ slip. I think it has turned out awesome. Now all that’s left is the hemming and the buttons. Maybe we will get to those tomorrow. If not, I’m on my own. But I think I can manage that part okay. It might not be perfect, but it can get done.


IMG_3107It was too cute to leave out. She loves herself some whipped cream.

Loving God through my family, friends, and interactions in my world.


  • 9jaime

    We’re not high class at our house, but that’s ok. 😉 I have been so tired lately that I haven’t even managed a glass of wine here or there. Don’t gag, but I love moscato. Sweeter the better. Makes my husband’s teeth chatter. The baptism dress is beautiful!

Leave a Reply