The Stuff of Life

The Stuff of Life

Life has been full lately.  We live in such a "busy" world.  People wear busy like a badge of purpose.  I try and avoid using the expression "I'm SO busy".  I don't want to be TOO busy.  Too busy for the people and things that mean the most to me.  Abundance and fullness are much better words and somehow include all those people and things that busy leaves out.  The truth is that this busyness has caused us to review and make a few adjustments.  It's not a bad thing to take inventory, realize what can fall away, and what's integral to doing life the way you want to and in being the person you want to be.  Especially before you're too busy to take stock, only to finally have time one day to realize you've been filling your life with things that aren't who you want to be.   

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31

31

Late August!  It's my birthday weekend, and so, in addition to feeling the magic of this time of year, I also feel a little nostalgic around my birthday.  I've been reflecting and mulling over the last year.  I've officially spent a year in my thirties.  It wasn't necessarily how I envisioned being 30, or what that year would bring (but when is life ever as you expect it to be?)   Overall, I would say it's been a year of smoothing out, softening into and blossoming.

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WU Guide to Portland

WU Guide to Portland

Calgary to Portland is a 13 hour drive.  We, however, decided that we absolutely needed to drive to the Okanagan in B.C., drink some wine, eat at our fave vineyard and then stay the night and drive to Portland the following day.  Trust me the tuna sandwich and a bottle of bubbly in the picnic area of Joie Farms is SO worth it.  So, after dropping Finn off at my family's property in Invermere B.C. we drove 6 hours to Joie Farms and it did not disappoint.

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Portland

Portland

There's so much catching up to do since our last post!  This week alone has equaled traveling through/to 2 provinces and 4 states.  That's a whole lotta miles that we've put on,  more roadside bathrooms than I ever care to admit to, listened to some really amazing podcasts, taken in the most beautiful country side, and made it back home feeling full/exhausted/inspired/excited/blessed/happy/ready to be back to our life here at home - all the feels.  

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July Long Weekend

July Long Weekend

I woke up early this morning remembering that I haven't blogged in awhile and feeling the desire to but also happy at the notion that life has been so full and I've been enjoying summer so much that I just haven't had the time.  Last weekend we spent 3 days in BC, at my family's cottage, with friends.  It was perfect.

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