Isn’t she lovely?

Monday again?? How did that happen? Chalk it up to another busy weekend celebrating the marriage of our wonderful friends Danielle and Chad!

This wedding was outdoors at the Dennis’ family cabin northeast of Edmonton, AB and I must say that all the hard work and planning that Danielle and co. put into this event really paid off. This was an amazing wedding with all the details and decor to go along with it. It fit Danielle’s personality to a tee!

I met Danielle when I was 15 years old. We played on the same  softball team for a few years and were instant friends. We lost touch for a few years and it wasn’t until I took a trip around the world and ended up back in Edmonton that we were reunited again through playing ball. Danielle and I have always had a lot of fun together and she is one of the most energetic, outgoing wonderful gals that I know. She is the kind of friend that I don’t have to talk to everyday and no matter how long its been we always seem to pick up right where we left off.

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I am so lucky to have this girl in my corner and am so happy that we could spend the day celebrating with her and her hubs!!

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Congrats my wonderful friend!

All the best to you both for a wonderful marriage!

~tl

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How to Turn 5km into 10km…

You keep putting one foot in front of the other, walk when you have to, push through your limits, tell your brain to shut up and just keep going. I decided that enough was enough and if the weather is not going to cooperate then I am just going to have to run in the cold…

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Vancouver and my first 5 km this year

I should elaborate on my trip to Vancouver this past weekend. It was a short trip over the Rocky Mountain border that separates Alberta and British Columbia for a work conference on Safety. It was a relief to get out of Calgary for a few days and breathe the fresh coastal air. The weather was superb with temperatures in the high teens and spring was in full force with the tulips and cherry blossoms all in bloom. My co-worker and I stayed at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Vancouver. Great location, walking distance to Gastown, Cardero’s Restaurant, and Robson Street (all very trendy places to check out if you are planning on visiting Vancouver).

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First World Problems…

I have just been looking at my calendar and the days seem to be filling up so quickly! We have so many wonderful things to look forward to this year including two weddings, camping, hiking, golfing, a week in Edmonton to relax with friends and family, as well as time with our friends out in Invermere. I’ll have to remind myself to slow down and enjoy all these moments because I have a sneaking suspicion it’ll be October before I know it…

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Spring Vase Decor

Since Spring has refused to cooperate outside so I thought I would bring Spring inside!

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I found these lovely Pussy Willows,

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Our first dinner Party, Banff and some Easter good times

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As I mentioned, this was our very first (of many to come) dinner parties that we hosted. Decorating and entertaining is something that I absolutely love to do and its nice that we finally have our own space where we can enjoy the company of our friends and family. Before we moved we had a mish mash of dishes and cutlery so our splurge for the new place was new *matching* dinnerware. We fell in love with this collection from Crate&Barrel; it’s called Myro and it is hand painted and made in Portugal. As you know from my previous post, this dining room set and china cabinet were my parents and are nearly 30 years old so I wanted to add a modern touch to the table and used my dishes as inspiration.  I transformed our dull dining room into a Spring fling!

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Its Spring…Sorta…

After yesterdays beautiful +15 degree (celsius) day, I had high hopes of putting the winter blues behind me and moving forward towards planting flowers, wearing rain boots, and getting back on the running trails permanently. However, Mother Nature always seems to have other plans when it comes to Alberta weather and we have a saying that always holds true

” If you don’t like the weather in Alberta, wait 5 minutes”

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