My Baby Graduates High School

Our baby boy Dylan has graduated High School and in honour of the upcoming event his Aunt Liz flew out to Victoria to take his Senior Pictures. (I HIGHLY recommend having a talented and adorable photographer in the family!!)

Liz thanks for taking Dylan out for a fun photoshoot and making him feel special. He LOVES these shots, as do we all. You are awesome personified.

And now….my boy whom I love more than you can even imagine:



Liz visits Victoria and photoshoots are everywhere

I’m so thrilled to share the beautiful gift that my sister-in-law Liz did for me while visiting our family a few weeks ago. In actuality she sent me oodles of pictures but I won’t share all of them on the blog. Before Liz arrived I was feeling really down about how I looked currently and overall exhausted. After a few days with Liz’s amazing energy and gift for bringing out the best in everyone, I felt renewed. Thank you so much Liz for this special visit and your generosity in taking pictures of me and our whole family. You never cease to give your heart and soul to others, I treasure you in my life. Thanks for making me feel beautiful and for capturing my bond with Lola who as you so aptly described it “is addicted” to me. HAHA!

Find out more about Liz and her photography empire Lizzy Anne Photography here –>










We've Been "Blue Lily-fied"

Oh my heavens! Wendy and Tyler of Blue Lily Photography came to Alberta before our move to The Island and we were able to snag a family photo session. I “patiently” awaited on our session for a year knowing that they would be coming to the Calgary area and we could finally meet in person and capture our family in photos.

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On the day of the session it was crazy – we weren’t sure we could even make it in time driving up from Lethbridge. But made it we did, and in spite of reports of possible rain we had beautiful evening light. The only major issue were the millions of biting and nasty mosquitos threatening our very lives. I joked with Wendy that she would have to spend hours photoshopping them off of our faces. :)

Between the travel time, and the time of night our kids were crazy monster children ready to pounce. Lola wouldn’t stand still and was constantly escaping and running down the paths yelling “RUNNNNNNNN!!!” Noah was freaking out about ants on his shoes, and Joshy and Brigs were trying to behave but couldn’t sit still or resist trying to parent the other kids. It was a gong-show comedy playing out right in front of my photography blog icon friends! I could die! Wendy in spite of all the chaos was cool, collected and darling – all the time telling me how precious my children were and how perfectly we were dressed. I love her!

Seeing the images today brought tears to my eyes. These are the last family pics of our family in Alberta, they are treasures to me. I love and stand in awe of how Wendy was able to capture such beautiful shots of our family. We love each other and she was able to get that, despite all of the chaos. I can’t tell you how much I recommend the Blue Lily experience, they are the travelling vagabond photographers who just might be in your neck of the woods next. I have many more images I couldn’t share on here, but I love them all – the shots of my individual children are beautiful too. Come over and I’ll show you all the shots! Thank you Wendy + Tyler – we loved being “Blue Lily-fied” and can’t wait to do it again. XOXO – Daria, Nathan and family

You can catch up with the photography and travels of Wendy + Tyler (and their adorable insanely well behaved children) here>>

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Speaking of Photography

picture-54.pngA long time desire of mine is to have a photography studio in my own home…someday when I master my camera and have time to devote to it. I want to capture the sweet chubby toes of a baby, preggo bellies, and little girls prancing in tutus. I have alot of work to do in order to get to that point, but in the mean time I find such a great joy in visiting photography sites of women actually doing this! When I found Urban Photo Studio I just had to share it. She takes beautiful photographs, rich in color and life! I could spend hours drooling over her photos. I’m especially enamored with her “Red Couch” family shots – Love it!!

Fresh Sugar


Good morning. I simply have to share this photographers website called Fresh Sugar Photography

Located in Calgary,splash_logo.jpg Alberta (yes that’s in Canada). I haven’t personally had the pleasure of working with her on photos for my children, however when I came across her pictures I fell in love with her style (especially with infants).

Enjoy a fun little break and check it out today…Fresh Sugar Photography

Bursting with Blossoms

For two brief weeks the tree in our front yard burst with blossoms in shades of pink and white. It was incredible and I was so surprised and thrilled to have the most gorgeous young tree on the block. It’s the first time I’ve seen it in bloom and I can’t wait for next year when it’s rich and full with flowers again, the smell was incredible. Isn’t is just yummy??