Monday, August 31, 2009


right now I am watching the CMA's and reminiscing about the surreal vacation I just went on - sigh! I had the amazing opportunity to meet Chris in Rome and really get to know what a caring and kind individual he is. We spent 2 nights in Rome, then headed to Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo and up to Paris for 2 nights. It was a trip that I joked with people that would make us or break us...and instead of doing either, it made me appreciate him. Anywho, travelling is something I can't get enough of, it's something that everyone should be fortunate enough to try to do, you really get to know more about who you are, what the world is all about, and of course it opens you up to the people around you. Highlights of the trip: it's nice in nice, bridges, gelato, croissants, princess/prince, walking europe, champagne ontop of the eiffel tower, rose, 'free' pizza, biking paris, naps, amazing race pace, yachts, pharmacy?, aggressive locals, mona, monte carlo - enough said, climbing the vatican, lounging on the beach, fireworks, amazing meals, escargo, smiles, laughs and many more! thanks for the great trip!
ps. why can't vacations last hoo! - back to the real world I guess?!

Monday, August 17, 2009

a few things

Yes I know I haven't been sharing some news, but right now there are some things I would like to keep for myself (or at least dish with the gals in my life)...anywho that being said the past couple weeks have been excellent! a wee bit exhausting, but this week is dedicated t0 catching up on lack of sleep and working out until my vacay to Italy and France. Yuppers...this Friday I am heading to meet with cc in Rome, Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo and Paris. ahh the unemployed teacher life. "when in rome"
next tid bit...Katie and Sean are officially married. They clean up well ;) Katie looked stunning (Sean you looked pretty sharp too)! It was such an amazing event....and it's so surreal witnessing one of your best friends start the next chapter in their life (especially in a shmancy bm dress!) There were many highlights of the day/night that are difficult to describe (especially being the iffy writer I am), but Maggie had an amazing speech that definitely hit home...first paragraph was shared with the guests...the rest I want to share and try to live by.
"Honour the Beginning"
Beginnings can be delicate or explosive. They can start almost invisibly or arrive with a big bang. Beginnings hold the promise of new lessons to be learned, new territory to be explored, and old lessons to be recalled, practiced, and appreciated, Beginnings hold ambiguity, promise, fear and hope.
Don't let the lessons, the experiences of the past, dampen your enthusiasm for beginnings. Just because it's been hard doesn't mean it will always be that difficult. Don't let the heartbreaks of the past cause you to become cynical, close you off to life's magic and promise. Open yourself wide to all that the universe has to say.
Let yourself begin anew. Pack your bags. Choose carefully what you bring, because packing is an important ritual. Take along some humility and the lessons of the past. Toss in some curiosity and excitement about what you haven't yet learned. Say your good byes to those you're leaving behind. Don't worry who you will meet or where you will go. The way has been prepared. The people you are to meet will be expecting you. A new journey has begun. Let it be magical. Let it unfold.
All parts of the journey are sacred and holy.
Take time now to honour the beginning.
Will post before I leave! Katie and Sean hope you are having a great honeymoon! miss ya! xo
ps. how is it August 17th already?

Friday, August 7, 2009


Tomorrow Katie, one of my best friends, is getting married to her perfect match; Sean...and I couldn't be more happier for both of them! I am so honoured to be part of their day and to be standing up with them and their dearest friends to wish them well! Katie and Sean; wishing you every happiness as you begin your life together. Love you guys! xo Can't wait until tomorrow!!
"May your love be modern enough to survive the times, and old fashioned enough to last forever!"