Everyday Musings

5 Years of Sweetness

Today mark’s five years since Graeme proposed. Hooray you say (while rolling your eyes). I know, I know, it’s a pretty cheesy date to remember, but to me our engagement felt like the finish line of a long marathon we had been preparing for. Our engagement season I think prepared us for what marriage was going to be like; a lot of communication, ups, downs, a ton of laughter, and a deep appreciation of the love that had developed between us.

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Time Has Just Flown By!

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It’s interesting now reading my October blog that I had no idea the choices that would really come into our life.

Within the month we would come to discover we were expecting our little surprise baby (girl) and all the choices that we thought we would be making for our family in 2015 would be shifted to embrace this new not quite expected adventure.

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Choices

Choices

Every day life comes at you and with that comes choices. From your every day basic, ‘what should I wear today?’ to ‘how can I best take care of the people in my life?’. Really the choices are limitless on any one given day. ‘Do I stay in bed or go for a run?’, ‘do I finish this book or watch T.V.?’, ‘do we start trying for a baby or do we wait?’. The choices of our life look different for each person and each family unit.

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Chicago

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Chicago. This is a great city if you have never been before. This last trip was probably my twelfth and I always find that I am up for exploring it every time I go because there are always so many new things to find, see, eat, and drink!

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Gratitude

Because I was a bit of a slacker the other week when my friend Stacee challenged me with the five-day challenge I thought I would take the time to do it here…showcasing all five days (sorry Stacee!)

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Winds in the East…

I have a great appreciate for this last line in Saving Mr. Banks:

Winds in the east. Mist coming in. Like something is brewing. About to begin. Can’t put me finger . On what lies in store . But I feel what’s to happen. All happened before.
Travers Goff – Saving Mr. Banks/Mary Poppins

What has happened before and will continue to happen is in fact, change. Change is coming and I can’t help but be inspired by it.

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Working on Following Through

Being an event manager really has its way of taking up all of your time, sometimes without you even really knowing it. There are so many aspects about my job that I do enjoy, but one thing that I have come to be weary of is my ability to so easily pour myself into the work and make excuses for why I don’t follow through with things personally.

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Hope Inspired

Hooray for having time away! Graeme and I just got back from a three-week holiday in New Zealand and let me tell you, it was such an incredible time to reconnect with family and friends after so much time apart, something even words can’t quite capture. With this kind of time away you can imagine I didn’t want to come back. Yet, I knew I had to come back from the “dream world” and live the life I know I can live here, inspired by this “dream world”.

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Out with the Old and in With the “Kind of New”

Graeme and I are going on our third year of living in our little 700 square foot apartment together. Although my initial reaction of moving into this place was not the best, it has grown on me. We have been able to have guests stay with us, throw an occasional party or two, and even sustain a garden for the last year and a half! It has been the perfect place to start our life together.