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Our day filled with love: August 26, 2012

Our day filled with love: August 26, 2012

Andrew and I got married on a lake at my families cottage in Thunder Bay, On. August 2012.  It was a simple but beautiful day.  Our friends and family sharing in our small rustic cottage wedding was a moment in time I will never forget.  It was perfect.  My heart was overwhelmed with love for our friends, our families and for Andrew.  Everything from the photographer Alvis Plavins of Bliss Pictures, our rustic homemade cakes by Kathryn, our sweet chef Rhonda from A fine fit catering  with all of her fresh local creations and our officiant truly love what they do.  This was really important to us in finding the right people to share in our intimate day.  This passion illuminates from them and shows in their work.  This  energy is contagious and brought out the best in us.  They truly live what they love.  So thank you so much for being a part of our day!

Some of Alvis’ awesome photos from our wedding.


Andrew’s mom walked him down to the dock


 My bother brought me down to my dad in which my dad seems in a hurry to marry me off



Geoff handing me off to my Dad

My dad handing me off to Andrew.  Andrew can barely keep his eyes dry.  He is so sweet.




Bev and Pete playing a song for us. Andrew’s parents


I always wanted to get married at the end of the dock.





We are married and sealed with a kiss!!  The sun was so nice. It felt like we were in our own little world.


The self serve bar.  Just what you need at the cottage.



My mom she is my rock and she was so amazing with the all wedding details!  I couldn’t of done it without her or my auntie Gayle or Uncle Ralph.



Our fun with Alvis from Bliss Pictures!!

Andrew’s brother Geoff took these photo’s of Alvis working














My girls Erika and Kearin.  We have been friends since high school.  Andrew’s brothers below Paul and Geoff.

my besties





my girls and his brothers






Vanilla, chocolate and lemon cake.  Delicious and rustic! Thanks Kathyrn.  Andrew took these two photos as Alvis left before dinner.


cakes by Desserts only and Andrew took this one

The food was local, fresh and beautifully presented.  The tarts were so pretty! Thanks Rhonda!  Rhonda was super cute and such a good chef.

Andrew took this one of Rhonda’s tarts, they were so good.

There you have it!  A few of my favorite pictures.  Love is fun and I have fun with Andrew and that is all that really matters. Both of us were really happy before we met each other. I think that it  is important to fully be happy in yourself and love yourself before you can truly and unconditionally love someone else.  It took some time but I final got it.  Happiness comes from within and no one person can make that happen.  Happiness in our own lives brought us to each other.    Like attracts like.  We compliment one another and bring out the best in each other.  I am grateful for having him  in my life and each day I love him more and appreciate and support  the person he is and the person he wants to become.

Live today and appreciate each moment as for right now is where I want to be.

have fun out there!


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Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in I love... | 0 comments

A new year a new overhaul

A new year a new overhaul

Ok, so I didn’t write much last year.  I didn’t disappear or give up running for that matter I just simply forgot to write.  After an exciting year of getting married and going on an amazing honeymoon it was time to revamp this website.  I had to decide if I wanted to continue or not.  I am changing things up a bit.  I plan to add a research section in which I will review informative evidence based research in regards to anything and everything related to running.  I have access to hundreds of journals and plan to review and write on anything that peaks my interest.    I also plan to tell more stories of places and people that have or unknowingly inspire me in the community that I live and work in.

Running was pretty low key last year.  I ran a few smaller races and started the Squamish 50 miler but had to pull out a couple hours in due to some lower leg and feet cramping.  Nothing seem to fix it and they just kept getting worse.  That was disappointing but my fault for being depleted the week before.  Waking up in the middle of every night with calf cramps is a warning sign of electrolyte imbalance.  I blame it on an 8 hour hike in the hot alpine with very little water and food the weekend before the race.

Nothing too big this year for races but I signed up for the Squamish 50km.  Ok,  its going to be one tough race.  I am starting small this year and plan to run a solid 50km with no injuries.  As always just aim to enjoy the trails.

Stay tuned for an update on  hiking on the Tour Du Mont Blanc (TMB) during our honeymoon.  This is one place to come and race, run or hike.

photo by Alvis Plavis of Bliss Pictures

photo by Alvis Plavis of Bliss Pictures



Have fun out there!


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