365 Days of Happy | September 2017

Day 2, 365 Project, 365 Days of Happy, Welcome to 2017

If you haven’t already heard about my special project for this year, you’re missing out! Every day, for the entire year, no matter what, I will write about something that makes me happy: 365 DAYS OF HAPPY. I invite you to join me in creating the happiest year for yourself! It is never too late to start 🙂 #sdemontigny365daysofhappy2017

365 Days of Happy

For the rules and instructions, check out the original 365 project post where you can find all of January’s images, and a link to each month thereafter. Happy 365!

365 days of happy – september 2017

DAY 244 – September 1st

we bought a house ottawa photographerSurprise!! Two months from today, we are moving into our new home 🏡


DAY 245 – September 2nd

Today isn’t really about me, but it doesn’t make it any less happy. My parents celebrate 28 years of marriage today, and I could not be more proud of them. It was a great honour to have had them at my wedding to walk me down the aisle towards my new adventure, leading by example.


DAY 246 – September 3rd

Today was our 3 months milestone of being married. We ‘celebrated’ with the most marriage-life thing we could have done; we spent the better part of the day in the bedroom… cleaning out the closet (what did YOU think!?). With the big move coming up soon, we have been going through everything and purging what we don’t need. The bedroom is no small task, and will likely take all day tomorrow as well, but our day was filled with lovey dovey comments, bad dad jokes, some innuendos, and the satisfaction of a job well done. Welcome to married life!


DAY 247 – September 4th

Another day spent in the bedroom reorganizing everything before the move. We made great progress on the closet, and I even got to colour coordinate my pants. Small wins can be great.


DAY 248 – September 5th

[more house organizing and cleaning–no time for photos]

DAY 249 – September 6th

I am a genius! Keto-friendly pumpkin spice yogourt. I get to enjoy the fall flavour too!


DAY 250 – September 7th

It’s the little joys in life that keep things interesting. Like this mini eggplant. Have you ever seen such an adorable vegetable!? 🍆


DAY 251 – September 8th

Purging through a whole bunch of old things in my closet makes me feel so anxious yet so refreshed. A little bit at a time, but it is slowly making me a happier me.


DAY 252 – September 9th

That time I went to a wedding and this was the entertainment between the ceremony and the reception. Win!!


DAY 253 – September 10th

My happy place will always be with my husband, but before him there was my love for my art. And it’s still there, waiting for me every chance I get. Despite the challenges it brings, it also brings tremendous joy to myself and the parents whose babies I photograph. I am so thankful I have something so joyous in my life, that is uniquely mine, that I get to spend my time ‘working’ at something that feels more like fun. A workout, but fun! 👶🏼 🍼🤸🏼‍♀️


DAY 254 – September 11th

Not your average Monday. Or is it…? I absolutely love that we have date-night many times during the week; even on mundane Monday.


DAY 255 – September 12th

It’s a ‘sit on a park bench eating strawberries’ kind of day and I love it! 🍓


DAY 256 – September 13th

Happy Birthday to me! 🎉
Went out for sushi with some friends and it was awesome!! Well, they had sushi and I got to enjoy a boatload of sashimi 🍣
Yumm!! So frikken delicious!! And they were so fast!!


DAY 257 – September 14th

We’ve been having people come visit the apartment for the last week or so, and until now it has been set up for my studio. Today we rearranged everything to look like an actual apartment and it’s kinda nice. Almost makes me want to stay.. Almost, but nope! New house here we come!!


DAY 258 – September 15th

Long drive to our home away from home, to celebrate my dad and my shared birthday with all of my grandparents.


DAY 259 – September 16th

Nothing like waking up to the birds on a nice foggy morning; blue skies and all.


DAYS 260-265

Well, I’ve been off the grid for a while since a ton has happened and kept me away from technology…but here is the gist: My mom fell down the stairs and broke her foot (but she’s very much alive and recovering well so I am hella-grateful for that!), I’ve been super under the weather and in pain for the last week from whatever decided to attack my lungs (thank you the universe for not being contagious!), My husband has been holding down the fort making dinners so I’ve been getting fed and I don’t think I could appreciate him any more!

DAY 266 – September 23rd

I got to spend my day chatting with potential clients, catching up with industry friends, and meeting new amazing vendors at the Westboro Baby Day today. I absolutely love my job, and events like these remind me of how awesome the belly & baby community can be.


DAY 267-271

If nobody ever told you, September though to mid November is to photographers like tax season is to accountants, so I have been super busy with my business and focusing on keeping on the ball for my clients, so my personal project took a little bit of a hit and got put on the back-burner. I am still taking the 30 seconds daily to think of something that made me happy, but for the time being I don’t have the time to spare to publish it until after the fact. Thanks for sticking with me!

DAY 272- September 29th

I got to spend my evening with my bestie, for the first time in while. Early dinner with breakfast foods, finishing out the night with some keto-friendly desserts and a movie. My kind of hangout!


DAY 273- September 30th

Today was a full day. Spent my morning with a beautiful newborn (who was late so I got a little creative with my studio teddy, ha ha!), and got dressed up to spend my evening at the UP Babywearing Conference Gala where I got to meet some wonderful ladies and explore some beautiful pieces. Swoon-worthy fluff for sure!


So I slacked a little bit this month.. Go check out October 2017 where I plan on being more on the ball.

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