A Canucks Game + Sibling Time

Last night, my siblings and I went to a Vancouver Canucks game. Thought the team lost, we had fun hanging out! It has been a long time since just the four of us have gone out and done something and I am looking forward to many more nights like this in the near future ๐Ÿ™‚

{on our way to the game! so exiting.}

{pictures at the game + beer!}

{all four of us! too bad our eyes our so scary looking!}

I spent the day doing work at a local coffee shop and, shortly, I am off to another hockey game (the Vancouver Giants). When it rains, it pours hockey ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe

Have a fantastic night!

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Taking A Stand

{spending yesterday morning, participating in my first strike with the teachers}

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A Family Milestone: 400,000km

Recently, my family celebrated a little milestone – the Suburban, that has been the car that has driven us all around, reached 400,00km. Funny enough, a few days later, the insurance expired on it and, since it is so old, my parents decided not to re-insure it.

Though it may seem silly to some that we celebrated this milestone – this car has been in our family for a long time (since I was about 10 – so 15ish years) and it has taken us on countless trips, including:

– A massive 6 week road trip from Vancouver all the way down to San Diego, hitting 7 states along the way (and towing the trailer behind it!)
– Many trips to our cabin and, all around Vancouver Island
– Multiple trips to Alberta
– Summers spent traveling the province, towing the family trailer
– Daily trips around town and picking us up from school
– MANY other adventures ๐Ÿ™‚

{snapshots of the car turning from 399,999 to 400,000km! and some celebratory fizzy apple juice!}

{dairy queen ice cream to celebrate! we had to go somewhere on the ride :)}

And, a wee little video I filmed as the car rolled over ๐Ÿ™‚

Fun, fun!

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What I’ve Been Up To Lately

I can’t quite believe it has been over a week since I last posted! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Time is getting away from me!

I have been having so much fun teaching and cannot believe that I am more than half way done my practicum! I don’t want it to be over.

I have a lot of catching up to do so this week I will be posting a few recipes and some of the fun I have been up to lately ๐Ÿ™‚

In the meantime, here is a snapshot of my life lately!

{marking galore! I have temporarily taken over my parents’ dining room}

{a treat from a student on valentine’s day! so sweet}

{seeing my best friend in Legally Blonde – twice! I am totally obsessed with these songs now!}

{making and eating yummy food like this}

{hanging out with my friends and seeing movies like this tear-jerker (which I loved!)}

Here’s to a fantastic week!

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This Week’s Post: Yoga-Yoga-Yoga

{soooo blurry ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but, still a photo of a good memory!}

My workouts this week were dominated by YOGA!

Saturday: I had my return to hot yoga! 3-ish years ago I did a few hot yoga classes but then travel and life got in the way and I never went again, but, the memory of the pain and love for the activity remained. So, when there was a Living Social Deal for hot yoga, I was ready to jump back on the train. My friends Morgan and Angela also got the deal so we three are doing it together! Yay for friends working out together ๐Ÿ™‚ My first class back the the Birkham Yoga Tri-City studio was hardore. I have not had such a difficult workout in a long time and have a long way to go before I will feel any level of comfort for the sport but it was a fantastic workout (I was sore for days!). Tomorrow, brings my second session!

Monday: My regular yoga class! So good to get to re-lax and spend time stretching and mentally preparing for my week.

Wednesday: My second hatha yoga class and third yoga class of the week. I kinda sorta had to drag myself to this class. I was so not in the mood but I am (of course!) glad I went. I spent an hour breathing deeply and re-centering myself. It was wonderful!

Goal for this week: Three workouts in – check!

Goal for next week: Three workouts!

Happy Friday All! I, for one, am ubber looking forward to sleeping in this weekend!



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Some Needed Un-Plugging

In general, I feel I spend way too much time on my computer, especially on social media. Don’t get me wrong, I adore social media but, I have aย goal (93.ย Give up Facebook for two weeks.) and I think right now is the perfect time to take that goal out for a test drive.

I am busy and I don’t have time to log-in to Facebook as it is so I am going to give it up for two weeks! As of this morning (February 22nd) I will not be going on Facebook until March 7th. I am guessing this may actually be really hard for me so as long as I check Facebook less than four times during these two weeks I am going to consider myself 100% successful!

I am still going to blog during this time and will of course email (which almost seems old fashioned now a days!) but I am going to give it a try and see if it helps me disconnect a bit ๐Ÿ™‚

Ready, set, go! Wish me luck.

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The Last TWO Weeks of Exercise

As I mentioned yesterday, I am behind in blogging and that means I have also been behind on posting my exercise successes of the past two weeks. Opps! So here it is, catching up on the last two weeks!

Monday (February 6th): Yoga Day! More and more, I am realizing how yoga is going to benefit my life. I love it!

Wednesday (February 8th): Yoga! One hour of stretching and relaxing ๐Ÿ™‚

Thursday (February 9th): I tried out Spin class at my local recreation center. This class was INTENSE! The music was too loud and I could not hear my instructor but I did get my butt kicked and after the 45 minute work out I was pooped.

Saturday (February 11th): I took our family dog for a walk around a nearby lake. 30 minutes of walking and breathing in fresh air was a lovely start to my weekend.

Monday (February 13th): Yoga! How I โค thee.

Tuesday (February 14th): Another spin class. A different instructor. My favorite so far! 45 minutes of listening to up-beat love songs was the perfect way to spend my Valentines ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday (February 17th): Spin! I guess I am starting to like spin since I went three times in two weeks. This class was an intro class and was a little on the easy side. I am definitely past the intro stage! Yippee ๐Ÿ™‚

Continued Goal: Get in three workouts per week!

I will report back on this week come Friday! Promise! ๐Ÿ™‚

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