Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Lovin'

Well, hello Monday. We meet yet again. No offence, but I don't really like you too much; especially when my alarm goes off at 6 a.m. and wakes me from my beauty sleep.

I don't know about you, but Mondays roll around way too quickly in my neck of the woods. Lately, I've found myself dreading Monday even before it arrives!

Instead of thinking about how much I don't want to get outta bed and head to work first thing on Monday morning, I thought I'd try something new to bring a little sunshine to our lives in the beginning of the work week. I'm starting a new series called "Monday Lovin'" where I'm going to share some things I'm lovin' and in return, I'm hoping you'll return the love with something fabulous in your life at the time. Who knows?! Maybe we'll start waking up looking forward to Mondays......

Monday Lovin' - Take One

There is one very obvious thing I am loving today.

First off, please meet my brand new nephew, Bentley Drew. He was born on Friday, September 30, 2011. Isn't he precious? His sister (my absolutely adorable and fabulous 4 yr old neice, Reese) calls him her "little peanut"! Love it!!

Secondly, I'm totally loving my community and how we all come together to support a great cause. This past Sunday was the CIBC Run/Walk for a Cure. My friends, my grandma and I did a 5K walk in support of breast cancer research. 3,800 people came out and we raised over $800,000! How amazing is that?!

My grandma is a survivor and I am so happy we get to do this walk together each year.

After the walk, we stopped for a fabulous treat. One of my favourite Fall indulgences is a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. It was totally deserved after our trek around the City and it makes me weak in the knees it's so delicious! If you love pumpkin pie, you will love this!

 ...and finally I am totally loving the Fall decor. We haven't gotten our pumpkins yet, but alot of people have and I can't wait to decorate our front yard! Here's an old picture of Derek & Dora that I just love! Derek looks like such an old farmer in those coveralls, but we had such a great day picking out the perfect pumpkins and gourds and then decorating together.

So what are you loving today?



  1. awww such a cute baby!!!! Today I am loving that I saw the sun (Even if it was just for 15 minutes).. i'm getting sick of this rain!! It's downpouring now :(

  2. I'm lovin that me and my husband are working thru our marital issues! Laughter!

    Cute baby by the way! Have a great and grand week.


  3. Aww, Bentley looks like such a cutie!!! Congrats to your family!

  4. what an adorable baby!! i'm LOVING that it isn't raining today, that i somehow managed to sleep well last night considering my roomies were having people over and i didn't get home from the library til 1 AM, and that i'm on top of my school work.

  5. I'm a little late on the comment but I love that you're my amazing daughter! I'm also over the moon happy about our new healthy beautiful grandson, Bentley:)

  6. Congrats on the cute new nephew!!! Btw, I love the pumpkin spice latte!! I am actually posting a recipe tomorrow that shows you how to make it at home. It tastes very similar to the Starbucks one and is all natural. -Angie