Sunday, March 29, 2009

Beautiful Day

Today was a great day. After being somewhat stuck in a rut for the past couple of weeks, today felt so nice. It was a day full of productivity and "busy-ness". Went for groceries, cleaned the house, did some baking, went for a walk, completed a bit of scrapbooking...it was a really great day. I am looking forward to this week. Work should be busy, and then on Friday and Saturday I am attending a spirituality course based on the power of thought and mind-and the relationship that has with our body and overall health. So excited for this. I also am going to have my first Reiki session on Tuesday. VERY excited and I am highly anticipating this. Should be great. There are lots of wonderful things to be looking forward to. Just simple things, but still so thankful to have those. I love how it does not have to be over the top, to be something that I anticipate. The simpler, the better. And of course, another photo of my pups today. Smiles to you all.:) "Without rain, nothing grows" ~Anonymous

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring-time Scrap

Last night I had some inspiration to finish up my layout for my monthly calendar. I was lucky enough to get my fingers on some inspiring new making memories product and could not wait to try some of it out on a new layout. It was perfect for this page and picture because on Saurday, March 21/09 it had to be one of the most beautiful days we have finally had with this crazy winter we have all been dealt. It was so nice to see such a blue clear sky. I just love the colors and embellishments I used. They just make me feel happy.
Pure and simple.
Through and through.
It has been awhile since I have been able to just sit, relax, and enjoy making a page. Life has been busy, distracting...and sometimes not in the best way. However, being able to just get lost in my scrapbooking again really made me feel so much better. Making this page reminded me of my time during university when I was feeling like I was going to be swallowed up by all the stress and pressure, and how scrapbooking (and losing myself in it) really helped to keep me focused and afloat. Reminding me of all the wonderful things in this world that truly matter and unfortunately at times get lost in the dust of it all.
But back to happy things.
I love the pink, I love the flowers, I love the bird stamp.
I am loving that spring is on it's way!
There is so much to be happy about right now.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Times

So...after some time of craziness and change, and the unexpected of everything Matt and I decided to just get away for a day or two and head to the city. Of course, that may not count as a huge "getaway" but for us it was just what the doctor ordered.
We had the best time. Not only were we able to head in on Friday (and take the day off of work) we simply just enjoyed running around, enjoying every moment...not really doing anything, or having to be anywhere at a certain time. It was just plain and simple. We both loved that.
From our lunch at Kelsey's, to wandering around WEM, Matt so lovingly bringing me to various scrapbooking stores around the city (what a guy hey?)...it was a fabulous day. Oh and let me not forget our pig out session at Red Lobster. The 30 minute wait for our table...so worth it.
This trip was such a reminder for me. How precious time is, how enjoying every moment of it is what counts. For appreciating the little things, and savoring it all. Great conversation and remembering to take the time to just let go, relax and laugh. The best medicine for the soul for sure. We had so much fun. Days like these reminded me of our times spent together while we were both in school and figured that life, right there in that moment, was about as hard as it could get for us. Well...let's just say that the saying "wisdom comes from age" definitly has truth to it. If only I had the worries I had when I was back in unversity!
It has been a stressful couple of weeks. But we are OK. And very thankful for a lot of things. Feeling blessed and conciously trying to never take time or certain life circumstances for granted. It is amazing how a lot of things have opened my eyes even more, and how lucky I feel to have such an amazing and supportive partner in all of it. Somehow with him by my side challenge and change do not seem as overwhelming and scary as they may have been to me years before. It is still unsettling, however I still feel this underlying calm. So lucky.
Also looking forward to a lot of things. The Heidi Swapp day in Edmonton (yay!), a couple of spirituality classes and courses that I will be taking. I absolutely love stuff like this and am really feeling optimistic. Reassurance is always a good thing.

Embracing the sweet and simple moments that matter today.

So thankful for the sunshine, blue sky, and warm breeze outside today.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Counting my blessings today.

Life is always changing. It is inevitable. Yet, change is what we as human beings tend to most fear. Is it the not knowing? The unexpected? The fear that one will be unable to deal? Or our dependance on routine? There are many possibilities and theories out there. I have just finished reading a book on this very topic. Change. What it means, and how our perceptions can easily lead us down different paths. I am not a fan of change. I will be honest. I am one of those who love routine. I love stability...I hate curve balls. Yet they continue to exist and the more adaptable I think I can become, or at least be "open" to becoming, the better off I feel I will be as time passes on and change comes closer and closer my way. There has been alot of change happening recently. It is all over this world, and today it had affected mine. Even though the direct impact of change for me was not as direct as it was for others, the ripple effect still ensued. It was not easy to be part of at all. But lately it has really been leading me to do some soul searching and in some way, facing this change and seeing it happen has also given me some courage and a path towards a more deeper understanding...all the while strengthening my faith even more. I truly do believe that change is for a reason. Even though our human nature tends to resist it, I believe it is there to challenge ourselves, to break us free, to keep our perception keen and aware, and our gratitude never diminishing. If anything, the change that I have been witnessing and experiencing has made me, now more than ever...want to count my blessings today! So thankful for my vehicle that gets me to work everyday. Thankful for my co-worker whom I love dearly and work so amazingly perfect with. Thankful for such a hardworking and devoted husband, a loveable dog who always makes me smile. Thankful for my parents who will always make talking and listening to me their number one priority. Thankful for creativity and the countless ways I can express it. Thankful for books and words that bring even more knowledge and understanding to my world. Thankful for springtime and extra sunshine. Thankful for paper and pens that allow me to document my thoughts. Thankful for so many blessings today.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring...where are you?

So, it is March...and still really cold. When will it ever end? I know so many of us are all in the same boat, so to continue to complain about it is just not going to help matters much! Might as well just try to embrace it and live through it the best way we can! Attitude really is everything! So due to this weather, I pretty much did not leave the cozy confines of my house all weekend. I had some of my best girlfriends over for a much needed visit on Friday...so nice! It was just really refreshing to catch up and laugh over nothing for a few hours, all the while pigging out with some chips and dip! On Saturday I spent the majority of the day cleaning, doing laundry, working on some scrapbook pages and just enjoying the day. Today was pretty much a repeat, and Matthew is now home after sledding in BC for the weekend so I am very happy to have him back!

Just a quick picture I took today of my pups.

She is just the sweetest thing and kept me company all weekend!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Thankful

Just taking a moment to be so thankful for some things on my mind. So thankful for hot baths, warm blankets and cozy slippers. Thankful for fresh fruit and sunshine. Thankful for favorite tv shows and phone calls. Thankful for friendship...it is truly the greatest gift. Thankful for creative minds, bodies, and souls. Thankful for really good books. Thankful for love, patience, and forgiveness. Thankful for scrapbooking (of course!) Thankful for this moment, thankful for today.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Today I am Light Cyan

So, I came across this really cute color personality quiz. Below are the results.
you are lightcyan #E0FFFF
Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well. Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working. Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the spacefem.com html color quiz
It is funny how things like these can really tend to be somewhat true. For the most part this definitly does describe my personality!

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I am just a simple girl with an absolute passion for life. I love celebrating this passion through my photography, scrapbooking, relationships...whatever it may be that makes me happy! I just want to live everyday with meaning and purpose and a great sense of gratitude for everything I have been blessed to have and experience!

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