First things first, I have to apologize, because last week, for the first time since we started our 3 Things Thursday link-up, I missed a post. But I do have a good reason, I was really sick. Not just a cough or a cold but a dizzy, nauseous, antibiotics and pain meds knocked me out kind of sick so unfortunately I just couldn’t write anything. But now I’m back and feeling sooo much better so here we go with this week’s #3ThingsThursday. 1. Family Photos On Saturday we are scheduled to do our annual family photos, weather permitting. This year, I’m really excited to have Roxana Photography doing our pictures. She will be taking us to Trout Lake, a beautiful park where the leaves have changed color and it’ll be an amazing background to capture this year in our families life. It’s a annual tradition that I started when Kyah was born and I am so glad to have each year captured for posterity. If you’re looking for a photographer in Vancouver, check out Roxana Photography because she is having a special on family sessions right now! 2. Great Recipes I’m always looking for new and healthy recipes, especially because my hubby has developed allergies as an adult and that makes it difficult for him to enjoy many different foods. So I was pretty excited when I came across The Aloha Way, a website that has those amazing recipes that not only look delicious but are super healthy too. Right now I can’t wait to try out the real Pumpkin Spice Latte and these amazing looking No-Bake Cake Pops.
3. Filling a Shoebox Growing up in a society where we have so much, I try to teach my children that we are very lucky and blessed and that there are families and children out there who don’t have everything we do. A great opportunity to help them learn came up recently when a local fashion blogger, Sonam Naidu Creative, asked me if I wanted to participate in a Pack the Shoeboxes initiative. This is where you fill a shoebox for a child, with school supplies, hygiene items, toys, gifts and a personal note. It was easier for my three-year old to give than my five-year old but it was a good activity and conversation starter. If you want to fill a shoe box with your kids, find out more at Operation Christmas Child. Those are the three things that I’m sharing from my week. And now it’s your turn to join in. Write a blog post about three things that are on your mind this week. Grab the badge and link back to either myself, Salma at The Write Balance, Nisha at Love Laugh Mirch or Raj at Pink Chai Living. Then link up your post below. It’s that easy and remember, we’ll be reading and sharing your posts through our social media channels. Happy Thursday!