Sunday, April 25, 2010

Playing Catch-Up

Photobucket Life...these days. Whew! It has been awhile since my last post, and to be honest, where time has gone I have no idea. It has been a busy, busy month of April. Between work, life, and the month of BIRTHDAYS it has been quite eventful. I cannot believe that this is the last week of April and that May is just around the corner. It is exciting, as I truly cannot wait for Summer to arrive. There is just something so magical about summer time. Everything just feels so GOOD. Looking back at this last week, all I can do is simply breathe a sigh of relief. So many things that were weighing on my mind are now over, and yes, I survived. Sometimes my nerves and anxiety level can get the best of me sometimes and can spiral the "self-doubt" out of control. I noticed how much mental energy can exhaust a person. I had had something weighing on my mind for months, and when it was all said and done I felt so much relief. Not sure if that is a good thing, or a bad thing, but I truly need to get my grips about me because I cannot afford to feel that way on an everyday way! In other news, the weather has been crazy too. This past week was incredible. Blue sky, sunshine, warm temperatures, sandals, capris...oooh how it felt so good.....THEN Friday and Saturday happened and my yard was transformed into a winter wonderland one more time. So crazy...but it has actually melted pretty quickly as there are just a few spots of snow left on my lawn. Really though, I think we are DONE with you winter. This weekend was spent visiting with family and enjoying some down time. Unfortunately this did not equate to getting some much needed housework done, but oh well I guess...also anxiously awaiting my hubby to get back from sledding in the mountains. He has been gone since Thursday and I am really missing having him around. I even think our dog is missing him too...she has been quite the little baby these days! It has also been a few weeks of birthday celebrations, and yes one of them was mine. This birthday was different...that whole feeling of getting 'older' and the responsibilities and choices that follow somehow take the FUN out of the whole day. These days, the age thing is something that is really weighing on my mind. But, it is a true blessing in every sense of the word. Happy and healthy at 28. Pretty lucky and truly blessed in every way. Ok, I think that is enough rambling for one night. Here is to a great week ahead! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Treasured Observations

Photobucket What an awesome weekend it was! Between the weather, and a family BBQ, it truly turned out to be such a great time. Even now as I write this I am sitting out on my deck just enjoying it all...and NOT having to wear a coat. Life is awesome! Between all of the busy-ness, I was able to capture a few observations on Saturday. Just a few moments of what makes life great and what makes me feel so thankful on so many levels. Just celebrating some simple stuff, some treasured observations of yesterday. That's all. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Monday, April 12, 2010

I Love My Camera

Photobucket I love my camera for many reasons. I love it for allowing me to capture life and moments, be it big or small ones, that I come across in my life. I love it for enabling me to celebrate and record those that I love. I love it for documenting connections. I love my camera because it will never allow me to forget moments that can be so fleeting that they disappear as fast as they happen. I love my camera for these times, these simple moments that are reflective of our little family today. Photobucket Photobucket

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Life In A Snow Globe

Photobucket So, this is what life in a giant snow globe must be and feel like. Since Thursday evening, winter has seemed to return with a vengeance over most of Alberta and right now it still shows no signs of stopping. How was it this week that FINALLY every trace of snow we had was gone and I was adoring the feel of my soft grass beneath my feet? The sound of our creek was running and sigh....spring was surely here? I guess mother nature had other plans, and although the extra moisture I am sure is good...this snow and cold is NOT. It seriously feels like we have gone back 3 months in time. However, I should not feel surprised, does this not happen at least once every year??? In any case, whenever life decides to throw you lemons the best thing is to make lemonade! So I decided to dress up, brave the winds and head out into the yard to get a few photos of what life is like for us right now, the feeling of living in a swirling snowglobe...definitly makes for some pretty pictures anyway. I also think that my dog is LOVING this weather I guess it's OK (but it better melt FAST!!!) haha. Photobucket Photobucket

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Memories from Mexico

Photobucket I had my photos collected, sitting, just waiting to be scrapbooked. The only problem I was having was deciding just HOW to do it. So many choices, options, was really becoming overwhelming and time was slipping by. I was finding that the time I could have been creating was spent "overthinking" everything and not getting anything done! Luckily, when I was in Red Deer a few weeks back I had found the most awesome chipboard book covers that I knew, right then and there, would capture EVERYTHING I was wanting to represent about our amazing trip to the Hotelito in Mexico. I wanted a project that not only told our story, but evoked the mood and emotion we felt as guests during our stay at the Hotelito. It truly was one of the most amazing moments of our lives, and was especially memorable in that just days before we were married. It truly was a dream come true and I do not think there was any other place on Earth I would have rather been at that very moment. It was so beautiful, and the story of our stay, I felt deserved to be told in the "perfect" way. This album, for me, is able to represent and hold our memories in that way. I loved working on this project. I loved piecing it together, reflecting back on the photos, documenting the experience. It truly did take me back to everything I felt back at those moments. No words can describe the amount of GRATITUDE that fills my very soul when I look back at these photos. I cannot believe I was able to spend time and experience such a beautiful part of the world in such a unique way. It was truly paradise. In my heart, this place will always remain. Sharing it with the most important person in the world, I do not think I could be more lucky, or eternally grateful. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Monday, April 5, 2010

Munchkin Love

Just posting a few photos I was able to get yesterday as we celebrated Easter with my family. These adorable little kiddo's melt my heart everytime I am around them, and yesterday was no exception. They truly bring so much joy into everyone's lives. I just cannot get enough of them, I have to share their smiling faces and contagious spirits! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

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Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada
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!