InstaLife... lately.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

joy at the playground. it was an absolutely beautiful day.

walks through the graveyard that's next to the playground while admiring all of the creepy gravestones. Edinburgh is such an interesting city, so full of character.

mama's new glasses. watching tangled for the first time, so engrossed. our wee budding musician. 

life's been pretty lovely, lately. fall is definitely come to edinburgh and we can feel winter trying to creep its way into our bones. it's been raining all day long and as I type this, still is. But we have a lot to look forward to. ONE WEEK until my parents get here. First time meeting grandpa, and first time seeing grammy since she was a month old. lots of fun adventures. turning two. we can't wait!

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23 months old...!

Sunday, September 16, 2012






And here we are, just three weeks away now from having a two year old. Wow. Every time I think about it, I'm shocked. Seems like just yesterday she was a wrinkly, skinny, shrivelled old man! And now she's a walking, talking, running, screaming, playing, singing, jumping, laughing, beautiful, clever child. She's really starting to take off with the full sentences. She knows the words for practically everything and she tells us what's what. She absolutely loves to say "what's that?" over and over and over and over.... She's always hungry to learn something new.

We just can't wait to see what each new stage holds. She's not only a little sponge for information, but she's a fountain of it too. Bring on the fun, Lani! You're the light of our lives and we absolutely love you to pieces :)

p.s. we're planning on having a circus themed birthday bash next month, and I can't wait! 

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Vegan Animal Shapes Vegetable Soup!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


I followed this recipe on Post Punk Kitchen pretty closely to make this delicious soup, and I definitely plan to make it again. Plus there's still left overs in my fridge, so that's always a bonus!


all the lovely veg chopped up and ready to go. Or in the case of the garlic, ready to be annihilated in my garlic press. Sitting on a really unattractive plastic plate, because it's large. And in charge...


a mostly out of focus, completely staged shot of me stirring the onions and celery. I don't often cook with celery, which is a shame because it tastes awesome. 


Buibbling away after adding the vegetable broth. 10 minutes really was the magic number for me, as the veg was cooked to perfection, not too soft that it falls apart but not under cooked and crunchy. 


Viola! I really should think about things like wiping the outside of the bowl clean where I dribbled the soup pouring it before I take a photo, eh? ;)

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