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Welcome Baby Nayla!

July 05, 2018
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Nearly a week ago, we finally got to say hello to the newest addition to our family – Nayla. It honestly feels like yesterday that we found out we were going to have a baby. Here’s how the labour and delivery went from my (Romel) point of view: It all began the night of June …

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We're Almost There!

June 15, 2018
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With less than a month to go until baby pops out, we wanted to write about a few things that helped us get through this pregnancy thus far! Jenn: The first trimester was all about the G’s = Grey’s Anatomy, grilled cheese, and ginger ale. (1) I started watching Grey’s Anatomy for the first time …

Baby Shower'd With Love!

May 11, 2018
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Our wonderful family and friends threw us a beautiful baby shower a little while ago! Everything was perfect from the delicious food + desserts, the entertaining conversations + games, and all the excitement + joy for our soon-to-be baby. We wanted to share a few highlights from the day! The shower decor was beautiful and …

Quarry Rock Hike

August 22, 2017
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Romel and I ventured off to North Vancouver with Simcoe for his first hike ever at Quarry Rock earlier this month. Before coming to Simcoe’s first hike, we’ve had a few reservations about taking this pup on a hike… If you have yet to meet Simcoe, you should know that: (1) he eats anything + …


August 15, 2017

Hi everyone! After disappearing for a few years, we have finally decided to return to blogging (and with a new domain and design!) Looking back at our previous posts, we really appreciated having a place to collect memories + photos (especially embarrassing outfit ones like this). Our hope is to continue to use the blog …

Get To Know Us

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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