find a cuter baby, and i’ll give you a million dollars

just kidding! if i had a million dollars to spare, it’d be more like good luck finding me.

but seriously, that child kills me. i show up on sunday for her 1st birthday party, and i turn a corner to find her sitting on the floor and what does she do when she sees me? she applauds. i just about died, considering she’d never done that before. takes her little hands, grins up at me, and just claps.

i know everyone says this, the whole “oh they grow up so fast,” but it honestly feels like it was days ago that on my birthday i got the best and most hilarious phone call from my aunt kimmy which kind of went like this:

“hey babe! happy birthday!!!!”

“thanks kimmy!! popping up soon?”

“i was on my way but i just got called into work! but i do have to tell you though, i’m pregnant!”

……. please note, this was said in the same tone and manner you’d inform someone you were out of milk.

………… please note I never go speechless. i generally talk way, way too much.

i nearly up and died, and after (legitimately) a full minute of silence i full out sobbed and the only thing i heard on the phone after that was kimmy laughing uncontrollably. she has ALWAYS said she’s never having kids, and always joked that i was her child and she’d had enough after me so the news was a shock to say the least. seriously.

and now i have an upside down book reading, mohawk haired (i genuinely hope her hair stays like this for as long as humanly possible), icing faced bundle of awesome i wouldn’t trade for anything. happy 1st birthday addy!! you are the BEST birthday gift i would have never ever thought to have asked for.

much love,

candace

winter night shots

just a few night shots i managed to get recently! i loved how the trees were backlit by the lights of corner brook, or the highway behind it. for much better quality, you can check these shots out on flickrĀ here.

i’m also going to throw out there how a skidoo ride for a friday night is definitely not a bad way to go, at the risk of sounding extremely newfie! even though the groomed trails in certain areas still resemble more of a pretty uneven roller coaster at this point, and how i might still be feeling it a bit in my shoulders (a camera backpack full of two people’s gear definitely isn’t light) it was worth it for sure.

much love,

candace