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Christmas Lights 2014
This was the first year in many years that I have done the whole Christmas Lights tour. Chandler feels he's too old and isn't really interested in that whole excursion, but Lil Man is at the perfect age. So we went to see some of the more spectacular light displays around. We ventured out to the VonHollen house in Rocky Mountain House, and we then went for a tour around Red Deer.
The Von Hollen house is this house in Rocky Mountain house that would deck itself out in lights and inflatable Christmas Decorations. It was very impressive, I didn't ask how many lights they had but they'd been doing it for almost 20 years so I'm sure they had thousands. Sadly, this was the last year they were doing the house up. I was glad I got to take Lil man there at least once, we went with some friends and the three boys had a blast walking through the yard looking at all the decorations!!
The night we went around Red Deer we had supper at Boston Pizza, I just had to share this picture of the babies in the high chair together. It was super cute!!
As for the light displays around weren't any where near as spectacular as the Von Hollen House, but they were still fun. I think the favourite was the Parkland Nurseries. They didn't have light displays but they did have a lot of Frozen Ice Sculptures. The kids enjoyed running around seeing the sculptures then it was time to get the kid lets to bed!!
I just kinda want a pink christmas tree!!
One of these years I'm going to get my house all decorated up for Christmas!! I really want to do something fantastic!! I also took the boys to a house in Saskatoon on Clinkskill Drive that had over 50000 lights and the lights were set on a sound board that had them blinking to different Christmas songs. It was so cool!! The music came through on a radio station so you didn't even have to get out of the car to enjoy the show!!
So as you can guess from the title of this post it's not all rainbows and unicorns with roses blooming in the spring. But it's not all bad, and I'm not yet hibernating in my bed because the thought of facing the world is horrendously overwhelming, panic attacks aren't happening, and I can still find laughter and good times with my friends. I'm not in the bottom of the pit of depression, but I am definitely dancing along that pits edges and some days I slip down a ledge and others I pull myself up.
and this is what my depression looks like.
To an outsider looking in, it actually doesn't look that bad, I blame social media for that. I feel compelled to post positive things because I do not want people constantly coming up to me wanting to help, I appreciate that they want to help, but I have reached out and gotten support from those I feel I need it from at this point in time.
I am in counselling right now, and I am working through things with her. …
I have this great new planner that I bought at Michaels, I had one last year and started using it then but now it's taken over my organizing life. It's great and I love it! It's helped me plan out my financial habits, my gym habits and all the activities in my life. So this is where I was at the end of last year. There wasn't as much movement as I had wanted I definitely didn't stick to my healthy eating as much as I could have, but there were no serious back slides and I did have some movement.
In December I changed my weight loss goal, I have a big goal, but each month I didn't make that goal, it became discouraging even though I had made it a portion of the way there. So right before Christmas I wanted to lose 6-7 pounds I gave myself 4 weeks to do that and I did it. Even through Christmas I have kept that weight off, so my jeans still love me.
I reset my goals in January deciding I'd like to lose 2 pounds per week for a grand total of 8 pounds in J…
Hi welcome to my life's commotion! Things are always busy and life is always happening!
I'm late, I'm late but not really, here is what a typical day in my house looks like.
5:50 Alarm goes off, reach for phone check out the social media (this is something I am hoping to eliminate but it is still happening)
6:15 get out of bed and head to the bathroom. This is where I wash up, do my hair, do my make up and get dressed.
6:30 leave bathroom mid getting ready to wake up Lil Man so he can go have his breakfast and start getting ready.
6:35 return to bathroom to finish getting ready.
6:45 head downstairs to make my Arbonne Smoothie. Right now it's a Vanilla Chia Smoothie and it's delicious!
6:50 wake up Prince T if he isn't already awake, get him some breakfast that he won't eat but at least I provide it. \/O\/
7:15 say good bye to Husband as he leaves for work, finish getting boys ready to go.
7:30-7:45 head out the door to go drop off Prince T at daycare …