Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!! December has flown by and suddenly Christmas holidays are here!  I can't even begin to express how much I am looking forward to the next 11 days.  We decided to spend time just the three of us doing whatever it is that makes our hearts happy.  I think the next few days are going to include lots of matching pyjama time, and all the Christmas movies we haven't yet watched this year (mainly It's a Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Carol).  A break from the everyday and a transition into vaca mode and then the beginning of a new year!

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Roadtrips + Memories

Roadtrips + Memories

Last night James and I were talking about how memories are not comprised of facts but feelings. What you remember is how something made you feel.  Even when certain senses trigger very specific memories it is almost always tied to the emotion of that past event or moment in time.  I love remembering certain trips we took or drives we went on, or things that in the moment didn't seem overly important but now when thinking back on them I'm flooded with happiness, fondness, love, good, and all the warm fuzzy's.  I love the idea of memories triggering certain feelings and remembering something so clearly because of those feelings.  Whenever we go on a trip somewhere I always have this idea that I want to purchase a new perfume.  Because smell is one of the most powerful senses when it comes to memory.  When we were in Vancouver last year I wore this perfume and now every time I smell that specific scent it instantly transports me.  

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Explore // Van City Guide

Explore // Van City Guide

When I was going through Yoga Teacher Training last year an idea was presented: there may be certain places in the world that work best with your individual make-up/energy.  You know those places you visit in which everything seems to fall into place, you feel the best you've ever felt - healthy, inspired, positive, beautiful etc, the most yourself.  Ideally we'd each be able to live in the places that perpetually make us feel that way.  And, you've guessed it, Vancouver is one of those places for me.

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VLOG // Exploring Vancouver

VLOG // Exploring Vancouver

By nature I am a pretty planned, organized, and scheduled person.  I do, however, aspire to be more spontaneous.  While James and I were on a date night last weekend we started talking about going on a road trip West.  We got home from dinner and started planning.  After a little planning and even more spontaneity we set out Tuesday for our grand adventure.

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To The Mountains!

To The Mountains!

I often wonder if people from other places of the world forget to explore and visit the beauty that surrounds them as often as we do with the mountains.  For example, if I lived in London would I forget to explore the castles, history, and museums in every direction just because I was used to them being there?  It may just be our lifestyle that doesn't often take us to the mountains, or maybe we've taken them for granted in being so close for so long.  After this weekend, however,  I was reminded of how we need to make more time for weekend drives West.  There's something about that mountain air, feeling so small in the majesty of the mountains and wilderness, and the simple act of getting out of the city.

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