Category Archives: Holidays

Goodbye 2016…Hello 2017!

 

It’s hard to believe that it’s December 31st… this year has flown by!  I must admit 2016 has been a year of ups and downs…so many great things happened.  So many great travels…Family weddings combined with a trip to Lake Louise, Banff and Canmore with my mum. Two weeks in Winnipeg visiting old friends.   2016 also had a lot of really great long weekend road trip visits: visiting cousins in Montreal for a weekend!  Going to Colorado and finally seeing first hand the beauty of that place. Visiting my friend in Trenton a few times!!!  Weekend trips to London to visit friends… so many memories and lots of fun and adventures.

Here are my top 9 liked posts from Instagram… made at https://2016bestnine.com/

I’m not going to lie and tell you the whole year was perfect…because it wasn’t. Part of me can’t wait to kick 2016 out the door and welcome 2017.  I think the thing I learned this year is that you sometimes can’t control circumstances or things that happen…but the one thing you can control is your reaction to them.  You can let that one ‘bad’ moment/circumstance/thing cloud the rest of that day…and then it might turn into a week and even a month…and before you know it you’ve had a bad year!

So as hard as it is sometimes the best thing is to let it go…and try to look for the positive… because every year has it’s ups and downs.  It’s the valley moments in life that make the mountain top view so much more memorable.

Counting my blessings and wishing you more. Hope you enjoy the New Year in store. Have a joyous New Year! 

Happy Halloween

This past weekend I had a blast in London, Ontario.  Every year my friend Jen throws a fantastic Halloween party the Saturday before Halloween.  This was the third year I was able to go…and was excited to visit Jen, her husband and girls! halloween-fun_0001

This year I decided to go as a Wind-Up Doll…I must admit I LOVE this costume.

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Jen wore these creepy contacts as part of her costume… halloween-fun_0010

Thanks for hosting a great party Jen…you are a fantastic friend!
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On the left there is: Barrel, Lock, Ghost vampire Elsa, Anna and on the right there is: a Wind-Up Doll…

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…just hanging out on the driveway! Such awesome weather for the party… halloween-fun_0013 halloween-fun_0015

…had to take some time to do some selfies with the costume!

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…had to sort out my camera’s flash and settings! (Apparently I had it all messed up—but eventually it was sorted so Jen took this photo of me…) halloween-fun_0014

And then Julie grabbed my camera to snap us taking a selfie… (iphone photo in top right corner)…thanks Julie! 🙂 halloween-fun_0009

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…there were so many cute kids at the party!
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There were kid games… like bobbing apples and eating donuts off a string…and there were some adult games too like shots of tequila! halloween-fun_0006

…first time putting on flash lashes, nailed it! Loved my take-a-way chip bag monster…
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Tonight I had to teach…because of the way the weeks worked it was a midterm…so I brought a wee bit of halloween magic… ie) candy for my students!

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Happy Thanksgiving

Just wishing my my Canadian family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving! Turkeys... Sitting with the Turkeys

“Gratitude can transform
common days into thanksgivings,
turn routine jobs into joy,
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
William Arthur Ward

sneaking up on Turkeys 101

Hope your turkey hunting was as successful as mine! I’m thankful for a job I love and for family and friends that support me no matter what. Feel free to leave me a message in the comments… What are you Thankful right now?

Side Note: The photos in this post are some of my favourite shots my friend Ryan Bealer snapped of me the fall of 2010.  We were in Birds Hill Park just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  We were out taking photos on our weekly photo night…and happened upon this wild ‘flock’ of turkeys…the rest is history! They might be oldies but they are goodies…. 

Avast Ye Scurvy Lot!

 

Blimey! Thee date has snuck up on me yet again…but today be the day to like a Pirate… argh!

If ye be a landlubber but would like to speak like a scurvy pirate fer th’ day but need a wee wee bit o’ help…head ov’r to ’tis full ‘o awe- glossary and that’s gunna help ye out on ye adventure!

I be off to be off finish me daily chores ‘n then off to find me buckos ‘n do what all band ‘o pirates do best. Have a ruckas wit’ ye day but remember if ye cross a scurvy pirate ye might end up sailin’ th’ plank!

Happy Canada Day

Canada Day

Hope all my fellow Canadians are having a safe and fun day… I’m having fun celebrating here in Winnipeg, Manitoba!  I’m excited to see fireworks—since it’s dark enough at night to have them! (Something this gal hasn’t gotten to see for awhile!)

Remember to enjoy yourself…but stay safe, don’t drink & drive and wear sunscreen!

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