Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Photo Shoot - Sarah

So here's a couple shots from Sarah's photo shoot. I had over 90 shots and these are only a couple of my 20 or 30 that are my fav's :)

This isn't from the photo shoot but from one of her last visit's to our house before moving to Nfld :(
This is Uncle Kristen showing her the guitar, she was quite taken with it but still a little bit unsure.

One more sleep til Halloween! Are you dressing up?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Girls Annual Pumpkin Carve - 2007

First blend some margarita's.........
Second, scoop insides, punch pattern, then start carving
Third, show off the finished products :)

Here's the two that I did, sorry it's blurred:

Friday, October 26, 2007


Have I mentioned that I LOVE Fall?
Sorry I've been neglecting my blog as of late....I'm hoping to get all caught up over the next week or so. Lots of things to post, more photo shoots, pics from the Leafs game that we went last week, an update on the book I'm reading, not to mention the Annual Girls Pumpkin Carve coming up this weekend and next week Halloween!
Have a great weekend & a happy Friday...TGIF :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Photo Shoot - Tristan

I've been doing a couple of "photo shoots" nothing too serious but thought I'd share. Today I will focus on Tristan, cause he's just so darn cute.
His mommy took this picture, I can't take credit for it but thought she did such a great job that I'd include it on this post:

Then Thanksgiving I took these couple...

Tristan with "Puppy"
Enjoying the Park
Just an update on the book I was going to buy Eat, Pray, Love....I finally bought it last night. Will keep you posted.

And today I finish with this quote:

"People talk about the meaning of life; there is no meaning of life--there are lots of meanings of different lives, and you must decide what you want your own to be." -- Joseph Campbell

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Night Out....

....with the girls. And it's not what you would think...some automatically think a night out with the girls is going to the bar to get sloshed. Sorry can't say that was "my" night out.
First we went to Kelsey's for drinks...

...Vicki and I had Cranberry "juice"
Myrna had "Ginger Ale"Then off we headed to Second Cup for YUMMY hot chocolate...don't forget the whipped cream
Vicki enjoying her hot chocolate
Told ya I love whipped cream....LOL
I had such a great time...not because we partied - oh so hard - but because it was just good conversation, lots of giggles, and that common bond with these two girlfriends. We're from the same town, we grew up together, we just have those things that nobody else "get's" or can relate too or laugh about....liked the "stunned moose"....sorry just had to throw in that inside joke :)
Don't know if you have regular "girl time" but I strongly recommend it! Best therapy and Soul food anyone could ever have.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Eat, Pray, Love

It's kind of funny how life works out....I've been wallowing....poor me, my problems, nobody understands how I feel, I've been so self-absorbed, and selfish, despite ALL the friends & family that I have there are times I just feel 'alone' ....don't mix that up with being afraid of being alone because I'm not, but there are times I feel loney....yet all of my own doing. I really feel, as of late I've been pushing people away...can't really explain as to why but I do think I have.

SO....about a month ago...a co-worker of mine, loaned me a book to read (the same one who loaned me
this book) he said I think you'll like it....well I'm not done yet but I'm completely engrossed in it....I just read a blurp every now and then, to be truthful, I can only handle the book in small doses. It's called "The Alchemist" ...seriously every time I read a chapter the nerd in me comes out and wants to hi-light quotes SO badly. But because I don't own it, I can't...I will be purchasing a copy for myself at some point.

Anyway....the point is...so much in this book is about being in the PRESENT, being in the moment and stop living in the past or worrying about the future. Because if that's all you think about life passes you by & you haven't lived, since you were never in the present. Then today, being home from work due to Thanksgiving I decide to watch Oprah....it's all about feeding your kids their veggies and being healthy, I go onto her website to further read up on Jessica Seinfelds book and something JUMPS out at me from the screen, LAST FRIDAYS SHOW.....

EAT, PRAY, LOVE - Elizabeth Gilbert....and holy crap....I'm seriously buying this book, THIS week.....in this case Elizabeth found herself crying on her bathroom floor at 3am and filed for divorce, no that's not me, I'm not filing for divorce or crying on the bathroom floor but I can certainly say this weekend I did do the crying bit....

On Oprah's website she even has 3 separate links with further info and discussion boards by Elizabeth about her book and her concepts. And the whole "be in the present" really stuck out to me....here's a couple of them:

Staying present keeps us in the moment which is where life is.
Life does not exist in future predictions or past grievances; all we have for sure is right here and right now. Every moment teaches us something, and if we are busily trying to change or control something we miss the grace intended for us. By allowing the sacred mystery to unfold without trying to tamper with it, we can move through anything with much more ease and simplicity. As we cease resisting, any so-called negative situation or emotion will have the space to work out. And by the same token, when we are completely alert and aware in any given moment, we are open to the subtle miracles happening all around us. By staying present, we will see our partner for who they are; we will hear clearly their communication and respond to it astutely.

Being grateful for what you have zeros in on what is working, which in turn magnetizes more of the same.
Where you put your focus is where you direct your creative intention; so if you want abundance, be grateful for the vitality you have now. If you want a soulful relationship, be grateful for the soulful moments. Gratitude is like a seed you plant; it grows more as it is watered and nourished. Show your partner what you appreciate in them and let them know that they have a positive effect in your life. The acknowledgement of good will call forth more of the same.

I can't explain why this is hitting me so hard today and yet I feel this is exactly what I needed, TODAY, because of how my life has been going and how I've been feeling as of late, especially this weekend. The book "The Alchemist" often speaks of 'omens' and paying attention to them, then there's a point, where the main character in the book more or less says, I realize now these omens are God or Allah or whoever you listen too....and I do believe that....God often puts signs in our path and it's entirely up to us to listen, be quiet, or be still, like the Bible says...."Ask, and it shall be given…seek, and ye shall find." If we don't take that time we'll never hear or see that oh so simple thing that God may have put right in front of us.

So I'm going to read the book, not to make it a "rule book" for my life, but definitely an inspiration of moving forward.....to be present, here right now, in the moment :) This weekend, today, for some reason happened the way it was supposed to, and I'm glad it did. Can't keep wallowing if I'm not willing to do anything about it....now I'm doing something about it ....

I'll keep you posted on the progress.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I apologize for abandoning my blog as of late....lots of excuses....but simply put, a lot going on. Yet they are all things to be thankful for:

Work wise, I've started a new position, which I'm really excited about...But also means I'm crazy busy. So we'll see how things go.
Home, busy with the same 'ol chores, I've been taking a "few" pictures...not a lot. Also volleyball is to start next week so I've been getting things ready for that. And Kristen's hockey has already started so I've been going to most of his games.
There's also some big news about Myrna but I won't share, I'll let her do it on her blog first. It's really happy news but sad news for me :( I'm so happy for her & Jamie and Sarah though, it's a HUGE step in their lives.
Today I'm cooking thanksgiving dinner but no turkey, just doing a chicken instead since it's only going to be 4.5 of us :)....Kristen, myself, Blaine (bro), Steph and Tristan (he's the Half....LOL)
A few minutes ago Kristen called out to me, to tell me there were LOTS of geese in the park across the street from our house....see below:

Anyway....just want to say Happy Thanksgiving.