It’s My Birthday! (Again!)

Oh hey, just a 28 year old over here! I thought I’d keep on last years theme and do a picture round up from the last year. What a doozy of a year it was, coming home from traveling, buying my first home, plenty of weddings and fun and even getting Lucy a kitty sibling! Without being too wordy I’ll show ya!

wet and wild

Wet n’ Wild Crew!

Belongil Beach

Loved the beach in Byron Bay!

Pre-Canoeing!

Homes for the holidays

Homes for the Holidays, one of my fav events!

First night in my very own home!

Enjoying the winter sunshine.

Makeshift

Perfecting our crafting skills.

Gum Wall

Celebrating Kara’s bachelorette in Seattle.

Kenna Cartwright

Happy hikers!

Best summer activity…days on the boat.

Fam jam visits!

Tourist’ing Vancouver

Hudsy’s 5th Birthday party!

Crafting time!

More happy hikers at McConnell Lake

Fun at Mitch and Des’s wedding!

Trying out new trails.

Pre-concert selfies with Kara.

The moment before I lose jenga at Murray and Kara’s wedding.

Music festival time with the fam.

First time on the Oregon Coast!

More wedding fun!

Whiskey the Kitten!

Love a good Echo Beach concert! Even better if all my friends are there.

Country Crossings Music Festival.

 

Country Crossings

Gorgeous Claire!

Lucky to have this amazing group of girls!

 

That’s my year round up! Can’t wait to see what 28 has in store for me. Tonight we’re headed out to Monte Creek Ranch Winery for a picnic and concert! It should be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see all my friends.

Adios 27!!!

Learning to Crochet and Flying into 5!

Quick little weekend recap. This was a busy but great weekend. I got to spend lots of time with both friends and family, my favourite activities!

Friday night started out with some casual drinks at my house. I didn’t get any photos of that…which is fine because like I said, casual…ie. sweatpants and hair in a bun.

Saturday Callie and I were heading to a craft workshop put on by a new local business, Makeshift. It was time to learn crocheting! Now I love doing crafts and being creative, but I would definetly say that I am not super talented at it. Doing the workshop was a great way to learn, just have to show up and they had everything we needed already there.

Makeshift

Full disclosure…not my headband!

Makeshift

They also had coffee, tea and delicious homemade cookies. While Callie counted her stitches and actually paid attention on how to crochet, I spent a lot of time chit chatting and eating cookies.

Although neither of us left the workshop with a finished crocheted headband, both of us have since made one successfully! I know Callie is now working on making a blanket and I’ve been eyeing up patterns for really adorable crocheted stuffed animals. I love learning new things, and this is a great little hobby to do while watching Netflix (speaking of Netflix…I just started watching scandal and OMG).

Sunday was my nephew Hudson’s 5th birthday party!

sweetspot cakes

Gorgeous cake from Sweet Spot Cupcakes in Kamloops

It had a pilot/flight theme and my sister did such an amazing job on all the little decor items. The party was held at a local hotel with a pool and waterslide. It looked like all the kids had a great time. From the screams on the waterslide to the massive amount of cake eaten, I’d say it was a success.

sweetspot cake sweetspot cakes

Pilot licence

Happiest little pilot!

Hudson is one of the funniest kids I know, he’s very outgoing and is full of quick comebacks and silly jokes. I cannot believe that he’s already 5 and will be heading to school this fall.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

It’s My Birthday!

So…it’s officially my birthday! My favourite day (let’s be honest, week) of the year!

I’m turning 27…holy that sounds old to me. 26 was an amazing year for me. I can’t believe all of the different things I did. I met so many amazing people, travelled to 3 new countries, am in a different country right now, and have learned a lot about myself. I got to watch my best friend marry the love of her life, spent New Years in Bali with my favourite travel buddies, did countless wine tours, spent hours laughing with my nephews and nieces and have spent a ridiculous amount of hours in airports and airplanes.

So to sum it up I rounded up my favourite 27 photos from the last year, what a year it was!

Monte Creek Winery Birthday

Annual birthday winery trip last year

Shuswap

Tubing at the Shuswap with Hudsy

Winery

Wine tour fun

Kelowna

Pre-wedding wine tour (sensing a bit of a wine tour trend)

wedding

Seeing Ashley in her dress for the first time

Summerhill

The big day for Ash and Lukasz

Hudson

Hudson and his mohawk

Vegas

The boys living the dream in Vegas

Claire

Claire and I enjoying the hottub

Sun Peaks

Getting to be a date for the firefighters ball in Sun Peaks

Gatsby

Callie’s Gatsby themed birthday party!

Lucy

Hiking with Lucy

Lucy

Lucy’s birthday hike at Paul Lake

Christmas

Cutest boys on Christmas Eve

IMG_7575

Best New Years Eve BBQ

Seminyak

Ringing in the New Year with my travel bestie, Jacqui

Single Fin

Aman’s birthday drinks in Uluwatu

Gili T

Gili Island sunset

Paul Lake

Hiking with the pups on Paul Lake

Canucks game in March!

Canucks game in March!

Easter

Easter with my favs!

Family

Setting off to Australia

 

Twelve Apostles

Sunny day at the Twelve Apostles

Devil's Tear

Probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to, Nusa Lembongan

Koals

Koala holding dreams coming true

Kangaroo Selfie

Favourite selfie ever!

So there you have it, my year summed up in my favourite photos. Today Kara and I are heading to the Hanmer Hot Springs for a little birthday celebration (the annual wine tour will have to be another day). Then I think it might be time for me to head back to Aus! I still haven’t booked my flights, typical last minute booking of course. Maybe that will change when I’m actually 27…old and wise.