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Happy Anniversary

Our wedding day was a sunny, bright beautiful fall day. We gathered our friends and family at McDougall Park in downtown Calgary to exchange rings and say our vows. I was surrounded by my closest friends and the people who love me and the man who agreed to spend the rest of his life with me. 11 years later and … Continue reading

A Little Help From My Friends

A lot of people have the same reaction when they find out I had cancer while trying to juggle 4 kids and a busy house…”how did you cope?” COPE : definition-verb : Deal effectively with something difficult. I was not coping in any way. I was just going thru the motions for the first little while. Eat, run, shower, cook, … Continue reading

Score!

I LOVE to be organized and I LOVE lists. I especially love any kind of product that helps me organize my lists. I found this dry erase weekly planner at ¬†Staples made by Martha Stewarts new line of home office organizing products. This removable adhesive sticker can stick to walls, mirrors, even stainless steel and can be easily removed leaving … Continue reading

Sole Karaoke Bar

This past weekend my girlfriends and I celebrated L’s birthday and since we are so karaoke obsessed we decided to try a bar setting instead of our usual living room stage. Sole Korea Restaurant and Bar is located at 628-8th Avenue SW. The karaoke bar for the restaurant is accessed from the alley (yes, I said alley) and down the … Continue reading

Follow-up

Part 3 If you’ve been keeping up with my blog and my story about having cancer I want to THANK YOU! It was a huge leap for me to share my story with the world and reading all the positive comments, emails and messages sending love and prayers and good vibes means so much to my heart. It fills me … Continue reading

In Treatment

Part 2 Being diagnosed with cancer was a life changing, life interrupting, life crippling event. In the hours, days, weeks after hearing those terrifying words, “you have cancer”, I plunged into a deep depression. I lost all ability to control my life, manage my thoughts, basically function as a mother and wife. I was broken. The oncology team at the … Continue reading

Microwave Popcorn Makeover

I am always on the look out for healthy snack ideas for me and my family. Popcorn is one of my favorite ‘sittin’ in front of the tv’ snacks in the evening when the kids are in bed and of course on family movie night. I’ve been buying the bagged microwave popcorn for-ever and in recent months I have heard … Continue reading

F%CK CANCER

WARNING: For those of you who know me personally please know that we have decided NOT to tell to our 4 children about my experience with cancer. Please keep this in mind when they are present. Part 1 September 14, 2012 marks the 1 year anniversary of the day I was diagnosed with cancer. I know that for a lot … Continue reading

Rock The House Run

Today is a big day for the Dirty Girl! I was asked to be a part of a team! Really people, I don’t know if you understand how big of a deal this is. I haven’t been asked to be a part of a team since the 1989-90 cheerleading season at AA Leach Junior High. And I’m pretty sure that … Continue reading

Baby Needs New Shoes

And by “baby” I mean my car and by “shoes” I mean tires. How’s this for timing?…We knew that my 2010 Ford Flex would need 4 new tires before this winter. But who thinks of winter tires in August or September? I’m certain the first time I would have thought of tires would have been while sliding thru a stop … Continue reading

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