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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!!
I finally had it done, I got Breast reduction surgery!!! The pictures contained in this blog are for before and after comparisons of a medical procedure.
I'm beyond happy about it and feel absolutely amazing, now that the surgery is a week behind me.
It was a long road, but it was so well worth it. If you live in Canada, and have back problems because your breasts are abnormally large for your shape, then I fully recommend taking advantage of the government supported surgery.
I was an H-I cup with a 36 band prior to the surgery. Yes my cup sized spelt HI! I had such pain in my back from these humongous watermelons I carried around. It was stupid, but it got to the point where I'd only notice the pain at certain times or when I had a massage. I can't tell you how many massage therapist asked if I was stressed out. Nope honestly I just have big boobs.
These are some before shots of my chest, this was the morning or evening before surgery. I love that bra from The Bra Lo…
I was out for a walk the other day, listening to my playlist when Pink's F*#$ing Perfect started playing on my headset. I don't know why but I feel like this is the first time I have ever truly listened to this song. I am a HUGE Pink fan, I think she is amazing and such a wonderful role model for young women, and I when I really listened to this song, this opinion was reinforced even more.
Has that ever happened for you? You have a song that you listen to a lot and then one day you really hear the song, and the message in the song really resonates with your core beliefs? It was such an ah-ha moment on that path as I was walking and I was like wow.
So here are some of the lyrics to the song and my thoughts on those lyrics:
Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever, ever feel Like you are less than, less than f####' perfect Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel like you're nothing You're f$$$$' perfect to me
I want to tell the world about an amazing man! A man who changed lives and lived a life full of love and excitement. He was truly a genuine person and it is a shame not everyone got to meet him. But he lived a life that really encompassed the song Humble and Kind. He didn't do anything for glory or recognition, he did it because it was the right thing to do and he spread happiness like a flame.
Jeff Mullan was an east coaster through and through, he could spot another Bluenoser anywhere he went. It's like the Saskatchewan phenomena of always knowing another Flatlander when you go out but Jeff's ability to pick out Bluenosers was almost like a sixth sense. And East coast people have a special affinity for making people feel at ease in their presence, Jeff was no exception.
I could go through a litany of all the great things in Jeff's life, but I honestly only knew him for the short time he was in my soul sisters life. I sometimes think Estelle dreamed him into exis…