Create Memories, Not Things: 2015's Most Meaningful Moments

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Never, ever have the years flown by so fast. In a time that I want to soak in every single moment I have with Hudson, I truly wish time would slow down, allowing me to preserve the precious memories that we create together. 

Thank goodness for phones and cameras, allowing us to hold on to these moments that mean so much to us busy parents. 

2015 was a busy year, with the beginnings of my blogging career and website, on top of my already established career as a teacher, AND on top of my most important career of all; being a mom to Hudson. Although most days get overwhelming and chaotic, I try to always remember to create moments with my son. It is these that we, as humans, remember most in the future. 

Here are some of my favourite memories from the past year... 

 Checking out the fish at the Vancouvet Aquarium for the first time. 

Checking out the fish at the Vancouvet Aquarium for the first time. 

 Rocking out in Palm Desert with our amazing family. 

Rocking out in Palm Desert with our amazing family. 

 Checking an item off of my bucket list and sharing my passion for tennis with Hudson at the BNP Paribas Indian Wells Open.

Checking an item off of my bucket list and sharing my passion for tennis with Hudson at the BNP Paribas Indian Wells Open.

 Spending countless days at the nearby beach. 

Spending countless days at the nearby beach. 

 Quality family time at the beach house. 

Quality family time at the beach house. 

 Hudson's first trip to the zoo to see many animals. 

Hudson's first trip to the zoo to see many animals. 

 Collaborating with  Jenny Edmunds Photography  with my mini me in a special shoot in Gastown, Vancouver. 

Collaborating with Jenny Edmunds Photography with my mini me in a special shoot in Gastown, Vancouver. 

 Exploring nature at Shannon Fall, BC

Exploring nature at Shannon Fall, BC

 Exploring the mountain top at the Sea to Sky Gondola. 

Exploring the mountain top at the Sea to Sky Gondola. 

 Picking out the perfect pumpkin together. 

Picking out the perfect pumpkin together. 

 Another collaboration with  Jenny Edmunds Photography ... This time all three of us. 

Another collaboration with Jenny Edmunds Photography... This time all three of us. 

 Taking Hudson to his first NHL game and receiving a special puck from an old friend who plays on the Vancouver Canucks. 

Taking Hudson to his first NHL game and receiving a special puck from an old friend who plays on the Vancouver Canucks. 

 At Robson Square, Vancouver, Hudson hits the ice for the first time. 

At Robson Square, Vancouver, Hudson hits the ice for the first time. 

 On Christmas morning, Hudson rides his first bike, which Santa left under the tree for him.

On Christmas morning, Hudson rides his first bike, which Santa left under the tree for him.

 On a gorgeous New Years Eve day, Hudson and I take to the Vancouver seawall together, sharing many laughs. 

On a gorgeous New Years Eve day, Hudson and I take to the Vancouver seawall together, sharing many laughs. 

Thank you all so much for your love and support during my first (half) year on this new blogging journey.  

I am especially thankful for all of the wonderful collaborations and relationships I have made along the way.  

To you and your families, I truly wish you the best, most positive, and happy 2016. 

Much love,  

Clarissa xo