Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Photo 299 - October 29, 2013

Pumpkins in the hood. 

Photo 298 - October 28, 2013

I treated myself to a new Pandora bracelet today. This one is going to be my Christmas bracelet. I started it off with a beautiful charm, angel wings to represent my mom and Jackie who can't be with us this Christmas. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Photo 297 - October 27, 2013

The Rose Beyond the Wall
by A.L. Frink

Near shady wall a rose once grew,
budded and blossomed in God's free light,
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.
As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall,
Through which there shone a beam of light.
Onward it crept with added strength,
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the crevice-length
And unfolded itself on the other side.
The light, the dew, the broadening view,
Were found the same as they were before
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.
Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint or fall?
Nay, let us faith and hope receive
The rose still grows beyond the wall.
Scattering fragrance far and wide,
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forevermore.

We paid tribute to the beautiful life of Jacqueline today. Although it was such a sad day, there was so much beauty in it. The sun was shining, Jackie's daughter was AMAZING, the speeches were beautiful, the poems, songs and writings couldn't have been more appropriate and touching. 

Jackie brought so many people together both in life and death. I feel blessed to be apart of such an amazing community and to have known Jackie. For it is through her that I became closer to some amazing women who I can now call my friends. Thank you for being a part of my life Jackie. As promised, I will always keep a special eye on your beautiful girl. Your light lives on my friend, I will miss you. I am so sad that you are gone, but at peace that you are no longer in pain. 

Please consider donating to the BC Cancer Agency.

Photo 296 - October 26, 2013

Releasing the balloons with all the children's notes and pictures to Jackie...

Photo 295 - October 25, 2013

Working on my gift to Jackie's daughter tonight.

Photo 294 - October 24, 2013

Emily delivered her homemade cookies she made to her sponsors today.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Photo 293 - October 23, 2013

I had a lovely dinner with my dear friends Sue and Izzy tonight. So nice to see you girls!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Photo 292 - October 22, 2013

This is Puggy, he's being fostered temporarily and is looking for a home ...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Photo 291 - October 21, 2013

I work with some of the most lovely women! A little thank you for me for working on Jackie's handout for this coming weekend.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Photo 286 - October 16, 2013

Diane and I met up for dinner and beers to celebrate her birthday tonight. It was a great visit!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Photo 283 - October 13, 2013

Game 3, Tie 0-0 playing the number 1 ranking team in a division above us. We play the Whistler team tomorrow for first place. Go Team! Let's bring home medals again this year!


Photo 282 - October 12, 2013

Thanksgiving Tournament. Game 1: Tie, 0-0,Game 2:  Win 3-0


Photo 281 - October 11, 2013

A new urban garden sprouting up in the hood. 


Photo 280 - October 10, 2013

I think I have a new addiction to office supplies now waiting for my new Filofax to arrive lol

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Photo 276 - October 6, 2013

It's the little things that make me smile lol. I found this in my housecoat pocket this morning. On the back was written in teeny tiny letters...Merry Xmax. 


Photo 275 - October 5, 2013

Whitney and I went shopping today up at Aberdeen and she found herself a purple iPhone case. I think she has a thing for purple! 


Photo 274 - October 4, 2013

I think I gots to get me one 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Photo 273 - October 3, 2013

Counting all the money the kids raised during the Terry Fox run. Over $2,517. Awesome and such a great cause!

Photo 272 - October 2, 2013

My girl made me the most delicious pumpkin spiced latte tonight with canned pumpkin! Who woulda thunk it?!

Photo 271 - October1, 2013

It was little Sophia's birthday today and she was sweet enough to bring me a pretty pink cupcake!