Archive: INSPIRED

  • Then Well hello there!

    Jumping in….weeeeeeeee…..

    It’s that time of year when the farmers market is definitely a weekly to-do on my list. Here I have some fresh peas, 1st pick of the season.

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    We’re back in Port Moody where the air is crisp, the trees are a plenty and the beauty is bountiful. This is the view from my balcony…. LOVE..

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    Do a 180 degree turn and……ACK! This is my other view… Looks like a self assembled homemade scarecrow….but really it’s just Mike‘s hockey gear airing out…. how pleasant.

    Port Moody turned 100 and they had a super fun parade to celebrate. This was Beck’s first parade. He had lots of fun! PS- I haven’t blog in a while and I tried to make a cool collage, but you can barely see the pics…bare with me….
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    Beck was in awww.. The dancing girls, the big stuffed bears and those drum-scottish-black-furryhead marching guys….

    So that was Saturday….mixed with me going for a run, doing a bunch of errands, etc….

    Then on Sunday, Beck and I trekked in to dt to meet up with my friend Lee, and watch the DragonBoat Festival in Olympic Village. I felt like such a mom…”My son and I, ventured into downtown from the ‘Burbs”….Yes, I live in the burbs… 

    Its hard to manage a baby, a conversation and take pictures, so this is one of the few I got…

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    Then Lee showed us around Olympic Village, MAN is it cool. This is a piece of industrial gear that they turned into art…IMG_3927

    Lee makes the art more valuable. Lee

    We had a great time catching up and Beck was sooooo good. I hit up Whole Foods on the way home.

    This week consists of me starting to workout with Personal Trainer Leigh Brandt. I have more details to come.. Talk soon!!!

  • Wow, lots has been happening… Mike and I are back in Saskatoon and I had my baby…

     

    Here I am at about 5 months pregs…

    Here I am at about 7..

    And here is the bundle of joy I created! His name is Beckwith Michael David Schurko and was 7lbs 7oz at birth, 21 1/4 inches, born Nov.30 2013 at 7:37pm….

    Here is is saying hi to you in blog land!

    Here is the poor little monkey at the doctors for an eye infection… (lil starfish in his winter garb)

    Gas maybe? or just…”Mom, more pictures? Seriously!”

     

    So I am now a mom. I guess I needed time away from blogging for a while. I want back in it though..We’ll see how it goes! I’ve tried to fire it up a couple times and I got too busy/sidetracked/etc…It feels different this time though….

    I want to fill you in on my labour, having the baby and all that craziness.. Is this going to be a “mommy blog”? How can it not be? That’s what I am now. When you have a kid, it changes your life. I am a mom. Ya, I’m still me, but different…. in a good way… let’s see how it unfolds!

    *MOM moment as I was typing this*…I just ran downstairs to get water and realized I only had 1 slipper on, but baby was in his swing, so I had to be quick.. there is a big pile of dishes in the sink and the light is burnt out in the office but I can’t deal with it now. So I am typing this in the dark as Beck swings away, sucking a soother that keeps falling out that I have to stick back in every 2 minutes… haha

    I saw this in Shape Magazine the other day… I think this is my new title!

     

    Yup, and a new chapter unfolds. My goal is to document it here…. so join me please!

     

    xoxo

  • Hello!

    Phewf! What a whirlwind of events in the last bit.  Mike and I are in Saskatchewan now, with all our belongings. Some might call it “moving” but I don’t think it’s sunk in yet…

    Before we left Vancouver, we had a voucher for a free night to use at Waterfront Fairmont Hotel in downtown Van. The room was free, but having the dog there was $50 and parking overnight was $55, lol

    Painter loved it though….

    Waterfront Farimont hotel

    Here was our view. The Vancouver Convention center, along with Canada Place and a cruise ship waiting to take of.

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    Mmmm, Hotel snacks.

    Mini bar at fairmont hotel

    The front desk lady gave Painter some snacks too. He got a couple bags of KaliWags, he’s never had them before- and he was loving them!

    Kali Wags dog treats

    Here’s a view from the bathroom- just make sure you close the blinds before you use the facilities!

    Waterfront Fairmont Hotel

    Mike and I walked around town, cruised past my old apartment building. I had a studio apartment here. This building is a heritage building, one of the oldest in Van- It was cute and kitschy, with a claw foot tub and a murphy bed that you pulled out of the wall. Only down side…MICE! EW!

    Nelson Street. Heritage Building

    We went to Stepho’s for lunch- our FAVOURITE greek restaurant in the world! Always a line, and never let down with the amazing experience.

    Stephos Greek Restaurant, Davie Street

    The Olympic cauldrin was glowing. We went to watch the fireworks too, but I didn’t take pics:)

    Cauldrin, Vancouver

    So this is the place we used to call home….. It is now just a memory :(

    We traveled across Canada with our truck and a Uhaul. From the mountains to the prairies.

    I know that having the love and support of our families will make this transition an easy ones. Already, my mom is spoiling my unborn little boy. We walked into my moms spare room and she had a whole wardrobe for the little guy!

    We are staying with Mike‘s dad in Regina. We are blessed to be staying here right now, until we move into our new place which we have rented for 1 year.

    Painter is in absolute heaven here. Just lounging all day. Loving life!!!

    I went lane swimming yesterday, I also went to a breast feeding meeting (the Le Leche Leaugue). I need to learn how the heck to do this. I found the meeting very helpful!

    Things are going great- We have our studio fully set up and business is back up and running. Having family around is so nice. Mmmmmm, chocolate Zucchini cake…. fresh garden veggies….tacos…lots of good stuff to feed my endless pit of a pregnant belly (well- not really endless…I actually experience a lot of heart burn if I eat to much…oh and baby is using my bladder as a trampoline lately!

    Thanks for stopping by!!!! Love and Light!!!!

  • Holla!!

    So this weekend it was absolutely pouring in Vancouver, but Mike and I were headed to the Sunshine coast… It’s gotta be sunny there, right?

     

    Sure enough, one short ferry ride away and we were in the most bountiful serene location with nothin but sunshine…

    Mike was filming a wedding, it was my thought to go to the coast and just unplug from everything. Just get away and try to totally relax…

    We had lunch at a cafe called Wheatberries Cafe. The bread they make is AMAZING…

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    Pretty good cookie too:)

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    Sechelt, BC (where we were) is the home of Holy Crap cereal. I remember I took this picture as a joke of this cereal, A) because of the name, B) Because of the price- it was $12.99 a bag) But recently, I saw this stuff on Dragon’s Den and I learnt what a big hit it is. I just may have to try it. We saw the factory right in this really small town. A true success story!

    Holy Crap cereal

    When Mike took off to the wedding, I spent a lot of time laying on the beach, (I spent as little time in the motel room as possible- it was ghetto!!! But then I decided to paint my nails. I don’t have a nursery to paint blue right now, so I did my nails in honor of my son instead!

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    I’m now 22 weeks pregs. Things are going pretty well. I’ve had more appointments for this and that. I wonder if I wasn’t self-employed, I might have been fired by now with all my appointments. Also- I feel super blessed for the medical system we have because my pregnancy probably would have costed like $20,000+ in just the first 5 months! But everything is looking up now. I am coastin on easy street for the rest of the pregnancy.

    At the Women’s Hospital I saw this little incubator. First time I saw a real one in person. Tugged at my heart strings. It was a donation box for babies who need extra help, I gave a donation and a prayer to any babies that may need the help.

    BC womens hospital, Vancouver

    My new “motto” for the pregnancy is “Live and Let God”.

    We are busy packing and getting ready for a move. Less than a week now- As you can imagine, it’s a bit nutty, but I’ll keep ya posted!!!

    Love and light and bright beautiful sunhine

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