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Mommy Diaries: Christa

 I went to high school with Christa, having much in common she was an easy person for me to get along with.  I haven't seen Christa since high school, but have been brought closer to her through technology, I love blogs for this matter.  Not only do I get to watch her grow into a devoted mother, but I also get to see, from what feels like a firsthand view, the beautiful formation of her daughter.  I love her blog.  She is so natural at everything in life and she reminds me much of my sister.  I think if we lived closer this would be an easy friendship. Also helps that our daughters are so close in age!

Christa and her babe, Vaya and husband, Ryan.

1-Things your kids do to make you smile
Everything. Seriously, Vaya is a little comedian. My favourite things lately are her very off-key serenades that are usually performed while in the van. I am also digging her conversation which is pure babble but girl knows what she is saying and it usually ends with giggles. I love how Vaya says hi and bye to everyone. Her favourite word lately is apple and she makes the word apple into songs...adorable.

2- Favourite vacation place with family
Our favourite vacation place is definitely going to be heading back home to Candle Lake. I am so excited for Vaya to fall in love with spending time at the lake. I can't wait for her to crave the smell of bon fires, deer in the yard, boating, kayaking, and playing in the woods.

3- How you would spend a rainy day at home
Reading, practicing gymnastics (Vaya almost has her forward roll down), dancing.

4- What you do to survive the long winters.
We take advantage of the sunshine and snow. There is nothing better than playing in the snow. Being from Saskatchewan, I say that if it is going to get cold than there definitely should be lots of snow...Lethbridge doesn't always agree.

5- What kind of traditions are you creating for Christmas.
Last year was our first year as a family of three. We are trying to start traditions in our family and I am so excited to read all of the responses to this question. We have decided to follow in my parents foot steps and buy/make a new ornament for Vaya every year. I remember looking forward to picking out my very own ornament every year when I was parents unfortunately ended up with a moose skiing, a bear playing ball, a creepy ballerina on their tree but sent all of these beautiful ornaments with me so they now grace our tree. We will continue with one present being opened on Christmas Eve...which is always PJ's.

6- If you were to have one entire day, alone in your house, how would you spend it?
hmmm...a whole day. I think I would have a little bit of a sleep in...say 8 or 9am, isn't it sad that 8 or 9 is considered a sleep in. I would have a lazy morning, coffee and my computer. Probably make my way to a cross fit class, without my little one at my feet during a workout always results in such a better workout. I would relax. Catch up with friends. Chat with my sister and my parents. Probably miss my hubby and my little girl!

Happy Holidays!!