"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013."

the 52 project: 20/52.

[52 project participants who inspired me last week: a little pink a little blue, little earth stories, lamb loves fox, picking wild mountain berries, and of course Che and Fidel]


I've been reflecting on the pace of our weeks for this year and realize that I have truly failed to simplify to the extent that I had hoped for 2013. It's a tricky balance to strike - between being social, both for Gracie and for myself - and staying indoors/closer to home to work on organizing our lives and keeping things clean. Cooking more than ever before, I have yet to streamline the process of recipe finding, shopping for fresh ingredients, and subsequently carving out the time to prep and cook everything. I guess I need to take a closer look at how I manage our days, but can honestly say that I'm happier than ever to see the arrival of this holiday weekend!

We did enjoy an abundantly social week - my mom was here for a short but lovely visit, which we wrapped up with a trip to VanDusen Botanical Garden. Gracie enjoying snacks while surrounded by yellow and green, a game of peek-a-boo with giant maple leaves, an exuberant gal accidentally plucking petals from a rose (we are working on "gentle"), hearing the low buzz of the honeybees going about their gathering  - these are a few of the things I will remember about this day. 


  1. Lovely image! Nice to stumble upon a fellow Canadian blogger.
    I also have a hard time balancing m desire to simplify and my cravings for busy, social, go go go go.

  2. Gorgeous shot - love the colours and how tiny Gracie looks by that treex

  3. Girl sorrounded flowers!! Lovely.

  4. A stunning picture, just stunning.

    I tried to simplify in 2013 as well and it's nearly June and I'm more complicated than ever! I have realised that I could simplify quite easily if I just failed to meet expectations in about 80% of what I do. Then I'd get there, but would I actually be happier?!?