Monday, 31 August 2009

Happy Monday!

Had a great weekend celebrating all sorts of things with family and friends. We spent alot of time outside, knowing that this wonderful, hot weather will not last. I am off to do some much needed grocery shopping...but first wanted to share a favourite picture of me and the cutest little boy ever - he's such a cuddle-bug!!

Happy Monday and have a great back-to-school week!

Friday, 28 August 2009

Love and life and everything in between

Fourteen years ago, I married someone who was fun to hang around with, great to talk to, wonderful to kiss and just an all-around amazing guy. The more things change, the more they stay the same...we still stay up late at night talking, we still hang out with each other (usually with 3 other bodies around), we still kiss alot, and Mike still has the ability to wow my socks off. Not bad for 14 years. (and yes, that is DQ...a constant in the last 14 years)

Along those same lines, here is a very inspiring couple. Ron and Pauline just celebrated their 25th a few months ago, and besides Ron being the pastor of our church, they are great people, great fun and we love them very much!!! And, thanks to Sheri for capturing their amazing family on film. (just had to share the fabulous!!)

On the other side of life, we said goodbye to Uncle Martin this week after a very short battle with cancer. We drove up to La Glace on Monday, and had an emotional day sharing stories about Uncle Martin's great sense of humour, his lack of patience when it came to cows, his incredible love for his wife, his children and his grandchildren, and his amazing faith. He will be sorely missed, but I know that right at this moment, he is sharing alot of laughs with Mom.

Things like anniversaries and funerals have a way of putting life into perspective. I really hug my kids alot these days...

Friday, 21 August 2009

In love with Oregon

It's official. I think at this moment in time, if I could choose to live anywhere in the world, it would be Oregon. It has absolutely everything that a person could ask for and more...beaches, the ocean, hot springs, spring and summer and fall and winter that all last 3 months, amazing sights, caves, secluded swimming holes. I really do love it. Here are a few pictures from our trip, and you'll see why I love Oregon so very much.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Live life...

I came across this great video (and can't quite figure out how to embed it...) that I love!! Wanted to share it and I think I might spend the 5 minutes every morning and watch it as an inspiration on how to really live.

PS: Favourite vacations pics are coming!!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

We're back...

We are back...memories of ocean waves and amazing rain storms and sand in our toes and broken tent poles and laughter and inexpensive wine and freedom and salt in the air and coffee shops and happy, happy times dancing in our heads.