Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Ocean

I day-dream of the ocean.  The sound of the waves on the sand makes a rhythmic pattern that, when matched with my own breathing, melts the stresses of the world away.  The smell of the salty air combined with the sun on my face makes me smile.  Even the seagulls are amusing as the seem to float in the sky, only to come down to have it out with each other over whatever scraps of food they can find.  It is my happy place.

It is where I'm taking my babies this summer for vacation.

Come on August!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Find - Penguin love...

Penguin love
1. penguin love
When a penguin finds it's mate, they stay together forever. Thus, it's the Penguin Love.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sugar is poison

Sugar is poison.  Head on over to Sophie's Blog and find out why.  It'll change the way you think about the food that goes in your mouth.  Remember: live the best life possible!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Urge to purge

Since my last post, I've been working my little tushie off.  I haven't been pressuring myself to do it, I've just had this urge to purge.  Spring cleaning?  Sort of...but more than that too.

I've been picturing the day that we, as a family, can pack up and go home - as in where we want to live.  And it's not here.  Where we currently live serves it's purpose and it's decent in terms of location and weather, but the people are some of the rudest I have ever met and the atmosphere is not what I want my babies growing up in.  They deserve better.  They deserve neighbours who know one another and friends who visit, water to swim in and a small town atmosphere.  They need to know that they are safe and have a real place to call home, one that their parents are happy in.

Along with this wonderful vision has come this feeling - this urge to purge.  Essentially, I am down-sizing.  Making room in our home for just the essentials and those memories we most cherish.  I'm making life simple and wonderful.  I'm preparing to leave one day.  I am donating, giving away, selling or throwing out anything that I would not want to pack and bring with us to our wonderful home.  I don't know when we'll be able to go - it could be many more years at best - but it is very freeing taking these steps to help us get there.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

There isn't a word for how behind I am.

What a beginning to the year!  2011 has officially tried to kick my ass from all directions.  I am behind on sleep, house work, goals, name it, I haven't done/completed it.

I have, however, been taking photos for my 365 challenge as part of my 101/1001.  It's just that I haven't been uploading them every day like I used to with the date stamp on them.  I've also been using my professional camera and emptied the photos off my iPhone last month.  Basically, I have my photos, they're just in many different locations and not necessarily labelled.  ::Sigh::  So, my 365 blog will look a little weird as I try to piece it all back together.  C'est la vie!  The end of June marks the end of this year-long photo challenge!  I cannot believe it!!  A whole year has gone by in the blink of an eye.  Craziness.

With Monkey getting out of the hospital this week and things starting to (hopefully) calm down, I hope to begin what will be a very relaxing summer.  My goal is to fill my home with love, laughter and memories complete with lots of fun in the sun.  <3


Friday, April 8, 2011

{SOOC} - Beauty

Head on over to Life on Delgany Street and link up to this week's challenge - Beauty.  I've just recently taken my 'professional' camera back out (I was afraid to drop it in the winter!), so I've only a few shots.  However, I captured my baby penguin right after nap time yesterday...she's my beauty.

Come have some creative fun!