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winter wonderland

IT SNOWED! It snooooowed! I am so excited you guys its not even funny. It finally feels like Christmas! And, because I am lucky enough to have a terrific job and a super cool boss who also loves Christmas and snow, we spent the morning listening to Christmas music and enjoying the winter wonderland that was campus. Everything was so quiet and still. It’s one of those moments where all you can do is breathe out a ‘wow’. The cold…

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looks like it’s actually december?

Well, well, well. What do we have here? Cold weather in the winter? Snow? How dare you, season where these things are traditionally expected. Okay so to be fair, getting snow on the island is a bit of a rare sight. And get this – we’re due for a significant amount later this week. Enough that there are talks of… A SNOW DAY. I mean, I’m not trying to get my hopes up that I don’t have to work tomorrow, but if…

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oh the weather outside is weather…

The fact that we’re officially in December is freaking me right out. We’re basically done our holiday shopping, which is exciting because I went to the mall today to pick up the last few things and was almost trampled by pre-teens. Also, can someone explain to me when pre-teens stopped having the awkward stage and started just… dressing cool at a young age? Like god, I was wearing blue eyeliner and going through a big time emo phase at that…

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Heart Life YYJ

stormy mornings are for…

I feel extra lucky and thankful today that I have mornings where I can get up slowly (wrestling the night guard out of my mouth not withstanding), enjoy some quiet moments, and spend time on a beach watching clouds roll in while I enjoy my coffee. I feel grateful today that I was afforded peace because of the courage of others. That I get to sit here, enjoying a day off and my biggest worry at this exact moment is…

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darkness must pass

What are we holding on to, Sam? That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for. I have not, like many, stopped thinking about the results of last nights American election. It is heart rending, breaking, crushing in ways I couldn’t imagine until now. And yes, I am Canadian. I am lucky enough to live in a country that protects my human rights. So many are not. But this is no longer about a single…

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family

I’ve been really trying to keep up with blogging more because I honestly love having something to look back on for all of our adventures. It makes for such great memories. I think I always think I have to have some kind of occasion to document, but I’m going to try taking more photos of us at home, doing regular stuff. Because honestly, it’s usually those quiet moments between us that mean the most, and this is just such a…

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last week

I’ve officially started my last week at my current job – time feels like it’s moving both too fast and too slow. A bit of a rip in the space time continuum sort of vibe right now. I’m so excited to start my new position and am so lucky to have a new opportunity. Yet, still bittersweet. I love the little family I’ve made where I am now, and it’s so weird to think that I’m not going to be…

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winds of change

Whew, what a whirlwind couple of weeks guys – and a couple more coming up. I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, but not long ago I was laying in our bed praying and praying and praying. I kept saying ‘I’m ready, I’m ready for something new. I’m ready for my next step. Lay it on me.’ And then something came up that I thought might be what I was waiting for, but there was a little…

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the storm that never was

So the storm of the decade was not the storm of the anything. It was like, a regular old wind storm. So a little less excitement than we all braced for, but it did make for some good waves watching. We kind of got the best of both worlds yesterday – it was rainy and windy enough to cozy up with a good cup of coffee in your favourite coffee shop, and when the sun poked out just a bit,…

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storm season

Well, our end of the island and the lower mainland are battening down the hatches as we speak. Word on the street is that we’re bracing for some of the worst storms this side of 1999! Three in a row, a triple threat if you will. I’m hoping by ‘triple threat’ they mean like Zac Efron in High School Musical, but I’ve been aggressively corrected because apparently it means that there’s going to be like… you know, damage and stuff.…

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