Keegan’s Graduation, Olds College | Personal

Sometimes I still find it hard to decide what I would like to be when I grow up.  Lol

Keegan on the other hand know what she’d like to do… she’d like to work with animals and her goal was to get into the Animal Health Technician Program at Olds College but she missed the deadline with her application and rather than take a year off she decided that the perfect compliment to the AHT Program would be the 1 year VMR (Veterinary Medicine Receptionist) Program. Today she graduated honors with distinction. I could not be more proud. She maintained a GPA that granted her a seat in the AHT Program this fall.

Way to go Keegan!!

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Best. Christmas. Ever. | Personal

Ages ago when my children were small and deep in the ‘I want…’ part of Christmas I have longed to teach them the gift of giving, not just something from the store, a gift from the heart or maybe a gift from their own hands because for me those were the most precious of all. I come to learn that over time my kids did understand what I was trying to teach them and soon my heart (and home) began to fill up with drawings, words of kindness, messages of love, treats and these beautiful acts of kindness to make my life easier (well… sometimes it was the intention).

All my Christmases have been amazing… and always because my family was together. For me that has become the most important gift and having recently become empty nesters this year was especially meaningful.

I said I wasn’t going to buy any gifts this year except for the grandkids but in fact we all gave the best gift this Christmas… Time together and we all enjoyed in a beautiful cabin in Windermere. Late nights, card games, puzzles, tubing, hot springs, boot scooting on the ice, movies, pool games, ping pong, delicious food, photos and oodles of laughter. Best ever!!!

These are some of my favorites of our time away…

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Celebrating 20 Years

We are quite the duo…

Love stock cars, racing and Sprint Cup (but not the same drivers)

Love dogs

Love camping, quadding and playing in the mud

Love sunsets and sunrises (in the winter season when he doesn’t have to get up so early)

Love adventures, hiking and the great outdoors

Love creating

Love car shows, swap meets and Street Machine Weekend

Love comedy, live theater and musicals

Love popcorn

Love the closeness of family and laughter of friends

Love life and…


We explored, experienced and enjoyed while we were out at Baker Creek. These 20 years have been so amazing and to take a moment to realize how much we have grown as a couple but also how much we have grown individually and the amazingness of how we celebrate and honor the things that make us who we are and encourage each other.  He is my very best friend and I am so excited to see where the next 20 years takes us.

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