Year of Joy: February

Many things brought me joy in the second month of 2016.  Celebrating my four year anniversary at work.  Family visiting me.  Skiing in the mountains. Long walks outdoors with a good friend.  Exploring new places in the city I live in.  Trying a new fitness class at my gym.  Starting my new marketing course at... Continue Reading →

Year of Joy: January

Most years January tends to drag on as it's filled with cold, cloudy days and limited daylight. However, this year, January seemed to fly by. I can't believe we're already in month two of 2016. Here are some things that brought me joy in January: Iron reps class at the gym. Love squats! Getting my hair... Continue Reading →

Looking Back on Twenty Twelve

The other day while driving to work with my favourite Cowtown country music station turned up, the Christmas songs ended and the announcers came on and started talking about something that made my ears perk up. They were talking about being thankful. While it seems like every time we turn on the news, we are... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: For Visitors

Seeing as this is Thursday and American Thanksgiving, I thought it was appropriate that I write a Thankful Thursday blog post. We Canadians celebrated our Thanksgiving in October and I was thankful to have the opportunity to travel back home to southern Manitoba and visit my family for the weekend. Over a month later and... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: My Nephews

Where did July go? The summer month flew by for me. I was away for more than half the month. I volunteered at the Calgary Stampede; travelled to my home province of Manitoba for work and a short vacation; and I ventured to Ontario for a long work trip and short visit with family and... Continue Reading →

11.5 kilometres and counting

I had my first official guest in my new condo this past long weekend. And it was a special visitor - my mom. It was a fun and busy weekend. We share a love of the outdoors and exercise so most of the weekend was spent exploring the nearby mountains and foothills. We travelled to... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Frying up a family tradition

This past weekend my mom's extended family ventured north to Bear Country (yes, that's what the area is called and yes, I saw a mama bear and her cub!). We stayed in cabins north of Grand Beach, Manitoba, which is on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg. It's a tradition to have watermelon and roll... Continue Reading →

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