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Month 4: Amazing Spider-Nayla

November 12, 2018
Month 4: Amazing Spider-Nayla - hero

Month 4! I was just telling Romel the other day that although it’s only been four months, I can’t remember what life was like pre-Nayla. At least for me, I think life really started when this little one entered into our world. This month, Nayla has continued to grow and develop in so many ways. …

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Month 3: Raptor's Littlest Fan

September 29, 2018
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Wow! Today marks Nayla’s 3 months and moreover, the Raptors vs. Trail Blazers game at Rogers Arena where Nayla finally saw a basketball game outside of the belly + learned about what her mama was yelling about! She did surprisingly well at the game… and lo and behold, it was her anxious mama that became …

Month 2: Little Miss Chatterbox

August 29, 2018
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Month 2 has been filled with plenty of cooing from our little baby girl! She has become such a chatterbox – especially with new faces. She can go on and on and on and on… Although we can never get tired of hearing her cute little voice, it’s sometimes hard to keep up the conversation! She’s …

Month 1: Hey Now Your Name Is Nayla!

August 14, 2018
Month 1: Hey Now Your Name Is Nayla! - hero

Oh how things have changed at the Dris’ residence. The days are much shorter and the nights feel much longer. Moreover, I’m pretty sure we are driving our neighbours crazy with our amazing voices singing Nayla-fied renditions of ‘All Star’ by Smash Mouth and ‘O’Canada’ (Romel’s favourites) and ‘Girls Like You’ by Maroon 5 (my favourite). …

Our Family At Home

July 24, 2018
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It’s been a little over three weeks as a family of four living in our 680 square foot home. We are still very much in the process of settling in, but are slowly beginning to get a hang of things. On a rare occasion, everyone in the family managed to find some time to get …

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The Best of Both started in 2012 as a blog of a boy and a girl with a wide variety of interests, from fashion and video games to biochemistry and computer science. The blog was a medium to challenge each other to be creative, share their ideas + perspectives, and capture their adventures.

A couple of years later, life happened – they got engaged, he moved to San Francisco, she moved to Toronto, and they got married in Vancouver somewhere in between. After months of traveling back + forth, he moved to Toronto, where she stayed up late listening to Counterstrike strats and he unwillingly participated in Saturday morning cleaning. Fast forward, they had many more adventures, got a puppy named Simcoe (the name of the street of their Toronto home), and shipped all of their things across the country (i.e. his board games + collectibles, her textbooks + shoes).


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