September 02, 2015

Our Summer According to Instagram

It's hard to believe another summer has come and gone. I know September can still be a nice month, but there's no denying the cooler temperatures once the sun goes down. It won't be long now before we start trading in our flip-flops and tanks for socks and comfy sweaters. And I'm not going to lie, I'm actually looking forward to fall. It's my favourite season - I love the cooler days, I love the wardrobe, I love the leaves turning colours and falling on the paths and the sound they made when we walk over them. I love that fall means more soups and stews to be made, more cozy nights curled up under blankets, more warm drinks to be consumed. Have I mentioned I love fall?

I'm ready to embrace this new season, but not before saying goodbye to a fabulous summer. This was our first summer in our new home, in a new city. And our first summer with a toddler who really reminds you to slow down and live life to the fullest. If you ever want to experience what it means to love life with no concerns, spend a day with a toddler. They find the joy in everything and make even the smallest things and little outings so much fun.

Here's a look back at how we spent our summer, according to Instagram.


Summer According to Instagram


hiking the local trails//gardening, pants optional//smoothies on the back steps with nanny
evening bike rides//c-train rides//colour me rad run with blogging friends
sprinkler fun with cousins//first time at a petting zoo//family walks


Summer According to Instagram


hiking bragg creek//heritage park//calgary stampede
biking the glenmore reservoir//more hiking//visiting gramma in edmonton
exploring imagination grove//training for a spartan race//lots of library visits


Summer According to Instagram


splash pad days//taste of calgary beer gardens//spartan sprint race
zoo days with aunty//ice cream trips//morning walks in the neighbourhood
celebrating birthdays//5k races//head-smashed-in buffalo jump


If you're not already, we'd love for you to follow along on Instagram 
as we continue our adventures into fall!

What was the highlight of your summer?



13 comments:

  1. You've had a great summer! I hope we can see you guys again this fall, before snow makes travelling more difficult.

    I love your IG page. You capture beautiful photos and have created a beautiful 'look' to your page. I envy it a lot since mine is pretty all over the place.

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    1. Yes, I hope so too! Although, I'm sure I'll be passing through on my way to Edmonton even in the snow :(

      And thank you so much, that means a lot to me :) xo

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  2. all the photos compiled together makes it look like you guys were BUSY!!! (thank goodness for tons of good weather!) Highlight for me was spending time with the baby and NOT WORKING!!! ahah

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    1. Haha, it does, doesn't it?! I always feel like the summer was a waste if we didn't travel anywhere, but that's a crappy attitude, since clearly you can still have a good time when you just stay at home! :)

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  3. Looks like a fun summer! Great photos. Do you ever compile them into actual photo books, like with Shutterfly or Artifact Uprising? I've just started making annual photo books for my family, I really like having them to look back on the fun memories!

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    1. Thank you! I haven't actually compiled them into photo books yet, but that's always been my plan! I've been following Artifact Uprising practically since I joined IG and love their products, but I also like the look of Chatbooks…I'm torn! Have you used either? I also want to make actual photo books of more than just IG photo books but I'm worried I will never get around to that! I haven't even written in Sully's baby book yet, eek!

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  4. Looks like a great summer overall. It's fun to reflect through Instagram.

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    1. It is! It's my favourite app in that regard for sure.

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  5. Your IG review is so beautiful! What a photogenic family ;)

    I am going to miss summer, but that's because it snows almost 8 months out of the year and that just makes me sad :( However, autumn means good fall flavors in food, beautiful landscapes, family gatherings, and of course, pretty scarves!

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    1. Aw, thank you! We get almost 8 months of cold and snow too, so I feel your pain. But I think it makes me appreciate the warmer months that much more!

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  6. You guys did so much and had a fabulous summer! I'm looking forward to next year when Amelia will know more of what's going on and will enjoy doing fun things. If only I was off next summer too!

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    1. You'll just have to make the most of the weekends next summer! :) It's a completely different experience from a baby to a toddler, that's for sure!

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  7. I agree- it's great seeing how amused kids are by everything. You guys had some serious fun!

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