Wednesday, July 21

My pursuit for balance.



Like I had said before, my new goal is to find balance.

I am not exactly sure what happened to my balance, it might have slipped out of my pocket when I was out one day, or perhaps I left it out and someone stole it?  I am not sure where it has gone, but I do not feel “balanced” at all. I really have no idea what that even means, but I will find it again!

So while we were driving home from BC I told Drew I wanted to start Yoga again. I really love doing yoga with my brother Dawson (I am very envious of anyone in the Calgary area who could go to one of his classes, he is fantastic).  I have yet to find an instructor as good as Dawson, but a new studio opened up in my area and I went to a class last night.Class 1 of my 30 classes in a row (everyday except Sundays)

It was a hot yoga class and it was 90 minutes long, the room is kept at a brisk 38 Degrees, it was like shoving my body in the oven and then working out. It felt amazing and when it was over I was drenched, DRENCHED! I have never EVER been so sweaty after working out. The studio requires silence during the class, or I would have taken pictures. I could have easily wrung out my clothes, I was gross, but felt good. So this will be my new thing at night.

 I will also begin my own mini gratitude journal, where I will find 3 things a day I am grateful for. My friend does this on her blog, I think it’s a good practice (to be grateful).



So with that,


  1. I am grateful for my health, as hit and miss as it is lately, It could be worse.
  2. I am really grateful for true and loving friends
  3. I am grateful for my washing machine and dryer. On our way home from BC we stopped at 3 valley gap ghost town, it is a museum town and it was horrible for me to see not only what those poor woman had to wear, but what they had to do every day....there are some really amazing things that accompany that humble and simple time, but laundry was not one of them (that and menstruating...ugh what a horrible thing to do back then)



J

Best parts.

Sigh....I am home, and doing mounds and mounds of laundry....bigger sigh...

Ethan is walking around telling me how bored he is, and how much he wishes he was back in BC
I wish we were on Grandpas boat, I wish we could play on the beach, I wish we could go tubing again....
Surprise Ethan, I wish I was still there too.

Like always, I felt a little emotional on the drive home. I could feel my old compadres anxiety, and stress waiting for me at the Alberta border. I wish they would go on a long vacation themselves and get lost while trying to return home, but alas, they were there waiting for me. They didn’t even care to hear about the wonderful time I had just had, they are very selfish that way, they just pick up  where they left off...making me feel awful. Once I crossed over the border they resumed their positions on my shoulders and back, they could at least eat a salad, or go on a diet.

I really love it in Chase, and it always amazes me how much this little town feels like home.
I feel the most at peace with the mountains, and trees, and water, ooh how I love the water.

I was surrounded with all my cousins too, aunts, uncles, mom, dad, brother, and sister-in-law and wonderful friends.I had such a nice time. Here are a few of the best parts.




Kelsey and Dave. Honestly could she be any more beautiful?

I loved the decorations! It was so fun and classy. The colors were amazing.

My cousins.
My cousins are the most gorgeous things in the world!




After the wedding (the next day) we were back on the lake, where we all love to be!


My dad actually drove the boat so fast it blew my boys hair into these little 80's dues.
Nora loving life.
Our little piece of heaven
We might not have it all together, but together we have it all!

J