Hawaii – WE MADE IT!

The day has finally come…HAWAII!!!! We have been looking forward to this trip for so many months. I can’t believe we’re finally here. Nathan’s mom, Jenn, is a very successful mortgage advisor for CIBC in Fort McMurray. She manages to help people buy homes even when the economy is weak and the mortgage qualifying rates…

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Snapshot In Time

Photos have always been super important to me. I love to look back at past memories and feel like I can “relive” them through pictures. My mom is so talented and crafty, and she put together 5-6 FULL handmade albums for me as I was growing up. Including pictures and details about past events. I…

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It Feels Good to do Good

I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone already. The seasons are flying by so fast. I remember people telling me that once you have kids, the months pass so quickly. This is so true. I love this quote I’ve heard about trying to enjoy the little moments amongst the chaos of raising your children,…

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Moving On

In our ward here in Fort McMurray, I serve with the youth. Specifically, I’m in the Young Women’s Presidency, over the Mia Maid class (14-15 year old girls). I freaking adore them. There are about 15-18 girls on my roster, but 10 that come weekly. When I first got this calling, I was so scared.…

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Vacation

We’re finally back from Palm Springs! The weather was mid-20’s and we were wearing shorts and T-shirt’s the whole week. Nathan got some great golfing in, but poor Drake was sick the entire time. On our way to California we stopped overnight in Vancouver, mainly to break up the trip into smaller segments for Drake.…

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Disappointed

I chose this title because that is my exact emotion I’m feeling right now. Disappointed; Mainly in myself. For the past 50 days, I’ve participated in a fitness challenge at a local studio gym. As part of the challenge, we could go to class twice a day, bring new friends with us, and make a…

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Self-Care

As I was laying on my mat in yoga this morning, I was feeling so grateful for the silence I was enjoying. There was very quiet chatter happening in the room, but I was able to lay there and be still. Having an adorable, attention seeking 6 month old doesn’t allow me to have very…

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Thankful

Thanksgiving has come and gone already. What a great reminder about all of the small and simple (and the huge) blessings in our lives. I could write a novel about things I am grateful for, but I’ll save that for my journal. This past year I’ve really tried to change my outlook on life. Not…

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all eyes on YOU

In our church, I am in the Young Women’s Presidency over the Mia Maid class. For those of you who read that sentence and didn’t understand any of those words (lol) here it is in simple form. I am in a youth leadership calling in our church & my job is to be a leader…

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