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She lives!!!!!!

Okay, so I kind of disappeared for a REALLY long time. I’m sorry. No excuses, I just sort of sucked at writing, let alone even remembering I had this little blog. But I’m back. I’ll give a super quick re-cap since I disappeared:

2014

Mike completed a truck driving course, and together we determined that was not right for our family.

Towards the end of the truck driving course we discovered I was pregnant!!!

We took a week long trip to Cuba and soaked up lots of sun.

Mike became a FedEx courier, we found the job that fit our family.

In December, two whole weeks late, we welcomed little Gavin into the world.

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2015

The year of maternity leave – I loved spending my time with Gavin

Nova Scotia was hammered with snow and ice – so much so our driveway ended up 8 feet longer than normal and the ice bent the rim on one of my tires!

I decided to enter the world of direct sales and became a Steeped Tea consultant. I love their teas and love the company

We traveled to Ontario twice (once for a Steeped Tea conference, and once just because)

My mom came to visit several time, my brother and father also made a trip each out to see us and baby Gavin.

Our cat, Barkis, went missing for 10 very long and stressful days.

I left my Guide unit and joined a Pathfinder unit.

November 30th rolled and around, and I made my return to work and Gavin started Day Care.

December 10 we celebrated Gavin’s first birthday.

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Mike changed careers at FedEx, and became a ramp handler

2016

I finally re-discovered this blog and am now going to drive you all nuts again!

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Wedding Details – the Rings

One Ring to rule them all, One ring to find them; One ring to bring them all. and in the darkness bind them.

Oops, sorry, wrong rings. You all are more interested in our WEDDING rings, not the one from Lord of the Ring (one of my all time favorite stories).  Now, you all got to see my engagement ring back in January when we announced to the Internet our intentions to wed. That engagement band is part of a set, so naturally we got me the matching wedding band.  My finger is now covered in bling! 🙂 One thing that I love about my wedding band was a happy coincident. The only band of our style they had in stock when we went to get it happened to have 13 small diamonds on it. Thirteen is an awesome number – it’s my lucky number, we got engaged and married in 2013 and our wedding date was October 13! It’s like that band was meant to be!

1422665_10153471188390532_1942617026_n Picking out Mike’s band turned out to be a little more challenging. It took months of trying on rings, and trying to decide before Mike happened to stumble across what was to be the ring. He found a yellow gold band (to match the gold in my rings) with a simple claddagh design on it. For those of you who don’t know the story of behind the claddagh it is as follows:

A traditional Irish ring given which represents love, loyalty, and friendship (the hands represent friendship; the heart represents love; and the crown represents loyalty) *from Wikipedia1419867_10153471181350532_1192713652_n**photos by Jenn from Jennifer Galliott Photography**

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A Love Song 73 Years in the Making

Some days you need something to make you feel warm, fuzzy and happy. This video is one of those things. The background is covered in the video, but I do have to say. This sweet man is an example of exactly the kind of love I want everyone to experience in their lives!

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January 20, 2014 · 4:52 pm

Changes

Okay, so it’s been FOREVER since I last sat down and typed out a post for you all. I have several started (most of them to finish up that Europe trip from a year and a half ago!), but just never finished any of them. You see, I’ve been sort of busy doing something big and exciting.

I went and got married!!!

563680_468477896599662_941627389_nOn October 13 Mike and I took the plunge and with our family and friends around us tied the knot. It took just over 9 months of planning and was over in the blink of an eye. Would I change anything about it? No. Even all the DIY stuff I took on for it (had to try to slash the budget somewhere!). What did I DIY? Let’s see. There were the flowers (all hand made from paper), the cake, signs for the “Guest Book,” signs for the bathroom baskets, the bathroom baskets and the mad-libs and activity sheets for all of the guests. I think that was it, but I’m very possibly missing something. Oh wait, the wine. I DIYed the wine too 🙂

994939_468477916599660_1135976586_nWe had our minister Linda marry us. She did a wonderful job! I had my little Sofie stand as my flower girl (and she stole the show!). Standing with me were my besties Joy (MOH), Sarah, Lis and Hegla. Mike had his best friends, brother and nephew (Chris, Matt, Glenn, Tom and Deshawn) stand with him. Little miss M (who is not so little anymore!) even did our reading for us. Yep, we are well loved 🙂

Thanks to everyone that came out to celebrate with us! Now for a few photos thanks to our wonderful photographer Jennifer Galliot.

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Forty-two Years Strong

Forty-two years ago today, my parent got married. Yes, they’ve been together that long!

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Don’t they look happy?

All these years, two now adult children, and several dogs later you can still tell that they love each other and would do anything for the other. I can only hope that Mike and I have a marriage as strong as theirs has been.

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Dad can’t keep his eyes off of Mom!

I love you Mom and Dad! Happy 42nd Anniversary 🙂

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is the day of love, the color red and roses – yep, Valentine’s Day. Usually I don’t really do much with this day, actually, I don’t think I’ve celebrated it in any form since I was in elementary school and everyone would bring in Valentines for everyone in the class!

This year Mike and I went and got a few Valentine’s photos courtesy of Lance Lee Photography. I thought that as a result I would share one of the photos with you all.

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Mike, the cats and I wish you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day filled with love and joy. If you don’t have a special Valentine, enjoy it anyway, go for supper, eat cake, and treat yourself as well you would be if you had one today!

XOXO

Kirsten

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A Journey Taken with Brida

I will be the first to admit I’m not a literary genius or superstar.  I don’t know prose from … name some other random literary term.  What I do know, is that I like to read.  Typically I’m drawn to SciFi and to Fantasy, although I’ll read most things that cross my path.  Not too long ago Matt read a book that he then told me I should read.  Here is the part that stuck out the most and drove me to want to read it from his description: It is a book about an Irish girl written by a Brazilian.  Yep, how could I possibly pass that up?

The book in question is Brida  by Internationally Best Selling author Paulo Coelho.  I’m not going to lie, before this moment I had never heard of Coelho, but hey, as I stated in my opening line, I’m no literary genius.

Wow, this book was amazing.  Once I started reading it I could not put it down.  I read it while cooking supper, I read it before bed, I read it on lunch break, in the airport, on the plane, in my hotel room and if I hadn’t finished it before my car ride the next morning I would have read it in the car!  This book makes you think, it makes you look at things a little differently, and it makes you feel.  You feel for the main character, Brida, and for all of the supporting characters and the roles they play in her life, in her journey through life.  I’m not going to tell you the story, I’m not even going to give a synopsis.  Go to your library or local bookstore and pick up a copy, it’s worth the read,

I loved this book so much that I’m already planning on re-reading it.  And I finished it less than a week ago.  As soon as I finish the book I’m currently reading I’m opening Brida back up and diving back into her world.  Once I go through her journey one more time I plan on seeking out the rest of Coelho’s books.  If they are anywhere near as moving and well written as Brida is I have no doubts I will enjoy them.

Yep, I think I may have found a new favorite author!

**both images are from the Haper Collins (UK) website.

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