Me at Hampton Court, England 2008 So another Monday has arrived, and the usual anxiety of all that I need to get done is rattling around in my head. I'm doing my best to find that "happy place" and realize that I really don't have THAT...

I haven’t done a travel series in a while so I thought I’d share some images from our trip to Victoria, British Columbia last August. Anyone who knows me or my family knows that we LOVE everything to do with the UK. It’s our heritage, we love visiting the UK, we even turned our dining room into the McKenzie Family Pub! Visiting Victoria feels like you have literally just flown across the US and the Atlantic to the UK, but all we had to do was take a 2 hour ferry ride:) There is so much to do in Victoria, from having Tea at the famous Empress Hotel, any and every outdoor activity known to man, royal museums, garden tours, shopping, pub crawls….the list goes on and on. Justin and I were lucky enough to be on this trip with his mom Gigi, and all we did was eat, drink, shop, and walk. It was SO FUN! The architecture and the landscape is incredibly stunning, it will take your breath away, and everyone you meet on the street or in a bar is really friendly and obliging. I highly recommend visiting Victoria, and I look forward to going back again and again;)

The Empress Hotel is where you can have high tea, very fun to do with your girlfriends:)

The landscape is stunning, from the amazing trees to the majestic San Juan Islands.

I know it's totally a girl thing, but there's something about coming home from a trip and crawling into your own bed that is sooo satisfying. Clean linens, your pillows, it's so wonderful:) Not to say that the bed I was sleeping in on my...

The past few days I've been in Colorado, and one of the main reasons for my visit was to celebrate the graduation of my dear friend Amanda from college.  She is now a licensed social worker, and I couldn't be more proud of her!!! The...

I"m home visiting my family in Boulder, Co and to see one of my best friends Amanda Purvis graduate from College. Yesterday my mom, sister and I had the best time just doing girlie things:) We planted flowers, watched movies, got our nails done. We...

Today was my sweet Charlie Boy's 1st birthday:) I can't believe how fast this first year has gone! It's amazing how fast they grow in their first year of life. Charlie spent the day on long walks, a trip to the dog park, and eating...

I had the great pleasure of spending some time with Miss Ayla Sunshine and Miss Lainy Grey this weekend. It was the first time the two little muffins had met, but they were fast friends. I spent the day cracking up at these two, the faces and the noises they both make are not only ridiculously cute but hilarious as well! We spent the day at Birch Bay playing in the water and the grass, giggling the whole way;)

Lainy is such a ham! I LOVED IT!

Ayla Sunshine’s little yellow bathing suit was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

Justin's long time friends John and Ally Owens are in town with their cute as a button daughter Lainy. We had a wonderful morning exploring the market and playing at Greenlake:) We are headed up north for the weekend for fishing and fun but I...

Sometimes I think the universe is just out to get us. To challenge us in ways that are very unexpected. For example...

I've had a busy busy last few weeks, and this week is no exception, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite images from this last week. There are lots of images that I LOVE that I can't share quite yet, but these...